City of Oshawa

Information for Businesses

The City of Oshawa website is www.oshawa.ca

Downtown Grants

Do you want to attract more visitors to your downtown business? The City of Oshawa is offering financial assistance to improve the image and functioning or your operations.

For more information please download the application form here.

City of Oshawa’s Economic Development

The Downtown Oshawa BIA with the assistance of the City of Oshawa’s Economic Development Office has produced a new brochure on the economic opportunities in downtown Oshawa.

To download a copy, click here.



Sandwich Boards

Sandwich boards sign license this is a pilot project initiated by the City of Oshawa.

For an application please click here.

Waste Collection and Recycling

In the designated area downtown garbage is collected weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Recycling is collected on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

To keep the downtown clean and litter free, waste must not be set out before 6pm the night before collection. On windy days, place recycling out the morning of collection, bundle all cardboard and secure any material that may blow away.

For more information on the collection schedule for the Downtown BIA visit www.oshawa.ca/waste.

Parking in the downtown

The City of Oshawa is happy to provide a new convenient option for paying for your parking downtown.

HonkMobile can now be used for all on-street and surface lot parking payments.

Motorists will receive alerts and reminders 15 minutes prior to expiration of a paid parking session, and be provided with the opportunity to pay for additional meter time remotely, if within the time limit for the parking space.

To download the app or to learn more visit www.honkmobile.com.

The City of Oshawa also provides a parking token program. More information about parking can be found here. https://www.oshawa.ca/residents/downtown-parking.asp

Latest City of Oshawa News

November 15, 2017

Winter seasonal reminders

Changes to on-street parking for the winter season take effect December 1  

OSHAWA – Now that the cooler weather has arrived, the City of Oshawa is reminding residents and businesses of seasonal changes to on-street parking and of snow and ice removal responsibilities.

On-Street Parking

Changes to on-street parking for the winter season will be in effect from December 1 through to April 1:

  • On-street parking is not permitted on City streets between 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., December 1 to April 1. Vehicles may be ticketed and/or towed from 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. regardless of snow clearing operations and weather conditions.
  • In addition to the 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. regulations, vehicles parked on City streets at any time while salting/snow clearing is underway may be ticketed and/or towed.
  • Occasional Use Parking Permits (O.U.P.P.’s) are not valid during salting/snow clearing operations and all O.U.P.P.’s previously arranged are suspended during salting/snow clearing operations.

Snow and Ice Removal

Snow and ice on sidewalks can greatly impact the ability of people to get around safely – including pedestrians with service animals, walkers, wheelchairs and strollers. Residents and businesses are responsible and required to clear the way around their property this winter.

  • Property owners (residents, businesses and landlords) are required to completely remove snow and/or ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property by midnight of the first day after precipitation has ended.
  • Continue to completely remove snow and/or ice from your sidewalks throughout a snow, sleet or freezing rain event. If the sidewalk is not completely cleared of snow and/or ice, the property owner may be fined $75.00 per day and/or invoiced costs associated with the removal of snow or ice.
  • Property owners are also required to remove the ridges of snow from any public sidewalk which abuts their property where the sidewalk intersects or immediately abuts with a road.
  • Do not push or blow snow from your property back on to the street. This is in violation of the Highway Traffic Act and it creates unsafe conditions.
  • Where possible, pile snow on the right side of your driveway (as you face the street) so that cleared snow does not get moved back onto your driveway by the snow plow.
  • Reduce the height of the snow bank at the end of your property by shoveling snow back further onto your property. This improves visibility when entering or exiting your driveway.
  • For safety reasons, remove snow accumulations around exit doors, stairways, fire escapes and furnace vents. If there is a fire hydrant in front of your home or business, remove accumulations of snow and ice around the fire hydrant.

For more information, including updates on snow plowing and salting operations on City roads during a snowfall, visit www.oshawa.ca/snow.

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