10 Signs you Grew Up in Oshawa

Whether you’re still here, or you moved away, here are 10 signs you grew up in Oshawa:

  1. Like many of the kids in your class, your birthday is exactly nine months after GM’s annual shutdown.
  2.  You were a proud newspaper carrier for The Oshawa Times.
  3. You have at least one black Knob Hill Farms shopping basket that’s now used for laundry.
  4. On special occasions, your family headed to the Magic Car restaurant where you couldn’t wait for the magician to come by your table.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. When a Saturday night on the town meant partying at the Purple Onion.
  8. You couldn’t wait to get your Fiesta Passport for Fiesta week, especially the American pavilion at the North Oshawa Arena!
  9. You shopped at the Oshawa Centre when it had a Bo Peep Restaurant.
  10. 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! 

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