Our team has had a great time earlier this summer in Oshawa, shooting our video and interviewing local residents, each with a unique story to tell.
Our goal in creating the video was to find out what makes Oshawa such a special place to the people who live and have grown up there.
Starting off the day at the renowned Restaurant and Bakery, Tutto’s, we got a bit of insight from manager, Martin Polidano as to what distinguishes Oshawa from other cities and makes it exceptional.
Later, we had a chance to sit down with Francis Lazzaro of the Oshawa BIA who discussed the liveliness and bustle of the downtown core which makes each day exciting.
Lisa Kelly of the downtown Oshawa RBC, Tom Seaton, owner of Hollywood Cone, Amanda Reynolds, communications specialist, from the Spark Centre and Ron Wilson, owner of Doug Wilson’s Menswear all agreed that they love working in the heart of downtown Oshawa where the streets are always busy.
Working in the downtown core means it’s easy to wander down the street at the end of the day and catch a concert or hockey game at the GM centre. Yolanda Beasley, an independent film maker (Masters of Romance), Dan Cardoza, Durham Region YMCA manager and Oshawa City Councilor, Dan Carter of Chex TV discussed the incredible energy of the city.
Every person we spoke with had one thing in common to say: Oshawa is turning a new leaf and becoming an entirely new place.
With major growth in both technology and education, new restaurants opening and the entire dynamic of the downtown changing and developing, Oshawa is catching the attention of surrounding cities.
There are live music events, community gatherings, festivals and more at any given time of the year. Laura Vallaincourt, directory of the Ontario Philharmonic discussed the incredible convenience of the downtown and how everything you could ever need is just steps from your front door.
It’s easy to see why Oshawa is truly a huge part of Ontario’s future. A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our video and helped make it such a success!