Downtown Oshawa automotive heritage walking tours returns Saturday


Published April 1, 2022 at 1:04 pm

The Downtown Oshawa Automotive Heritage Walking Tour returns Saturday for the first of three of the popular 90-minute walking tours through the city this spring.

The tours, which help raise money and awareness of the Canadian Automotive Museum, start in the museum’s parking lot and visit automotive heritage sites around the downtown while offering educational tidbits about the McLaughlin Carriage Works, the site of the original McLaughlin-Buick and Chevrolet factories, and local labour history locations.

Saturday’s event is the first of the season, with other tours planned for April 23 and May 7.

This is the fifth year Gregory Johnson, a museum board member, has been leading the tours and he said he loves to bring people into Oshawa’s downtown to show them “how we became the Motor City of Canada.”

The purpose of the tours, he added, is to “promote Oshawa’s automotive heritage and highlight local downtown businesses.”

Tour tickets covers the walking tour as well as an indoor museum tour and self-guided exploration of the gallery.

Visit…/canadianautomotiv…/655112 to reserve your spot.

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