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About Downtown Oshawa BIA


The Downtown Oshawa Board of Management was created in 1974 to represent the designated Business Improvement Area (BIA) in the City of Oshawa. The businesses and property owners in the Downtown core are the members and their BIA fees fund beautification, promotion and marketing initiatives in cooperation with other like-minded organizations.


The Downtown Oshawa BIA is steadily renewing and diversifying. More businesses are moving into the area, new restaurants are opening up and we are seeing a wider variety of events in our downtown where Oshawa families can participate and enjoy. The downtown is once again becoming the destination of choice for people.


There is plenty to see and do in the downtown. The BIA hosts a “Show and Shine” for our local car enthusiasts every Wednesday evening between the months of May and September. This popular event gives people an opportunity to bring their classic cars downtown and show off these magnificent pieces of automotive history.  Bikes on Bond, one of Ontario’s fastest growing motorcycle show features motorcycle vendors as well as their own Show and Shine.  The ever popular annual Kars on King brings people from across North America to showcase their car and partake in Autofest at Lakeview park on the weekend. The Oshawa Wine Tasting Festival features wine from various regions of Ontario where the International Wine Festival highlights wine from around the world. Our latest additions include a Butter Tart Festival which doubled in size from the first year and the Christmas Market, which was so well received the first year we had to expand the footprint for the event.  We encourage all Oshawa residents to partake in the variety of events taking place in this vibrant part of the City.


The Downtown Oshawa BIA is proud of the progress that has been made in the downtown, but more needs to be done. The positive evolution of the core is striking with the addition of new businesses, the permanent presence of UOIT students and faculty and the variety of shows and events. We are determined to work with our members, the City and the residents of Oshawa to ensure the downtown continues to offer a positive experience for everyone.


We have many challenges ahead, however, with your assistance and support we can make this Vision a reality!


If if You have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us


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