Oshawa, Ontario

The earliest known settlement in Oshawa started in the 1400s when the Lake Ontario Iroquois settled near the Harmony Creek. Today, with a population of over 166,000, Oshawa is the largest municipality in Durham Region. It is home to three post-secondary institutions and is rich in arts and cultural assets, with over 500 cultural businesses, events and festivals.


Not From Earth?

Little Jake and his mom were digging for fishing bait in the garden. Uncovering a many-legged creature, Jake proudly dangled it before his mom. “No, honey, it won’t do for bait,” she said. “It’s not an earthworm.”“It’s not?” Jake asked, his eyes wide. “What planet is it from?”


A monastery is in financial trouble, so it goes into the fish-and-chips business to raise money. One night a customer knocks on its door. A monk answers. The customer asks, “Are you the fish friar?” “No,” he replies. “I’m the chip monk.”