Whether you’re still here, or you moved away, here are 10 signs you grew up in Oshawa:
- Like many of the kids in your class, your birthday is exactly nine months after GM’s annual shutdown.
- You were a proud newspaper carrier for The Oshawa Times.
- You have at least one black Knob Hill Farms shopping basket that’s now used for laundry.
- On special occasions, your family headed to the Magic Car restaurant where you couldn’t wait for the magician to come by your table.
- You spent summers swimming in the original Camp Samac pool, when Camp Samac was flanked by a junk yard, farms and a mini-putt course.
- You remember when the Oshawa Centre had a movie theatre that was really, really busy! For bonus points, you remember when there were four movie theatres in downtown Oshawa.
- When a Saturday night on the town meant partying at the Purple Onion.
- You couldn’t wait to get your Fiesta Passport for Fiesta week, especially the American pavilion at the North Oshawa Arena!
- You shopped at the Oshawa Centre when it had a Bo Peep Restaurant.
- Your first experience with alcohol involved a bush party off Taunton Road and a few cans liberated from Dad’s beer fridge.
What did we miss? Add your memories in the comments!