Downtown Oshawa

Downtown Oshawa

Downtown Oshawa has over 150 stores and services, and is located at the intersection of Simcoe and King. Famous for its historic Four Corners, Downtown Oshawa was constructed in 1836, and in the same year the town hall was built. Today, there are more than 200 businesses in Downtown Oshawa.


Downtown Oshawa is the oldest Downtown core in the Durham Region. It's iconic Four Corners are at the centre of downtown Oshawa, and contain an old post office (which has since become the four corners gift shop). Other historic buildings in Downtown Oshawa include the old Town Hall (1838; now a Bargain shop), the head office of Lovell Drugs (1846), and the Shoppers Drug Mart (1885).

Four Corners

Prior to becoming Oshawa, the city centred at King and Simcoe was called the Four Corners. Four Corners was established in 1836 with a town hall and post office at the intersection of Simcoe street and King street. Four Corners is divided into four parts: East Four Corners, West Four Corners, North Four Corners, and South Four Corners.

West Four Corners

West Four Corners was constructed in 1841 and has some of the high end stores in the downtown core, such as Mike's Place and The Bargain Shop. It also has the historic mall from the 1890s.

South Four Corners

Located on Simcoe St South with over 10 stores including a very reputable cafe called "Rossoco's Sweet Shop". It also has the oldest church in the Downtown district: Simcoe Street United (1868).

East Four Corners

East Four Corners is located on King street east. It was constructed in 1847, and has the famous Regent theatre and Lovell Drugs. It has more than 10 stores and 20 businesses, and is notable for having the tallest building in Durham Region: the Alger Building, which is 5 floors high. <--- The Michael Starr Building at the corner of Hwy 2 and Center Street is 7 floors high.

Retail Stores

There are more than 90 stores and restaurants in Downtown Oshawa, some of which are:
*1 & 2 Dollar store
*Athol Street Gifts
*Great Canadian Bagel
*The Bargain Shop
*Books 'N' Stuff
*CD and Books Plus
*Coffee Time
*Downtown Pizza
*Four Corners gift shop
*The Gift House
* [ GM Centre Store]
*Ice Cream To Go
* [ Isabella's Chocolate Cafe]
*Kids Couture
*Lovell Drugs
*Mike's Place
*Mr. Sub
*Murray Johnson Ltd.
*The Music Goes On
*Paraphernalia Books 'N' Stuff
*Pizza Pizza
*Reed's Florist
*St. Vincent's Kitchen
*Sam's Kitchen
*Shoppers Drug Mart
*Tim Hortons
*Tribal Voices
*Woody's Gifts at King West

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