Quality Hotel & Conference Centre
1011 Bloor Street East
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K6
Phone: (905) 576-5101
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Arts & Museums
A group of Oshawa businessmen established the Canadian Automotive Museum in 1961, to promote the glorious history of the Canadian automobile industry. Spread across two stories, the top story is dedicated to showcasing Canadian made vehicles, while the lower floors exhibits international cars, with the oldest exhibit dating back to the late 19th Century. Visitors can view local makes like Galt Gas-Electric, Brooks Steam, Fischer Electric and more. The museum is located in car showroom from the 1920s, the architecture and interior decor stays in tune with the theme of the museum.
The Ontario Regiment (RCAC) Museum, located to the south of the Oshawa Municipal Airport, is deemed as a 'living museum' that showcases military artillery that was once used by the Canadian forces. A highlight of the museum is the Ontario Regiment Ferret Club, that was founded in 1980, and focuses on military vehicles. The collection includes trucks, jeeps, tanks and carriers. Visitors can peruse Sheridan tanks, Sherman Mark IV, M60, Chaffee and others. Majority of these are functional today and the remaining are being restored. They are mainly used in parades.
Named after its celebrated namesake artist, Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto Scarborough is a lovely place to check out the contemporary works of Canadian and international artists. Their vast repertoire features at least 158 artisans and more than 1700 art works. The exhibits change regularly to showcase the various art forms.
The Markham Museum is a museum that features the whole district of Markham. This museum chronicles and preserves the historical heritage of the Markham region. Apart from that, it also hosts events on a regular basis. Check website for more details.
Located in the Thomson Memorial Park in Bendale, Scarborough's original settlement area, this museum reflects the area's heritage dating back to 1796 when it was a rural community. The Scarborough Historical Museum, consists of four buildings; the original Cornell House, the McCowan Log House, the Hough Carriage Works and the Kennedy Display Annex. Visitors are escorted through the museum by guides. Aside from the museum, Thomson Memorial Park also has picnic areas, a playground, bike paths and a petting zoo. A perfect setting for a day's outing with the kids.
The Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery is said to have received it's name from the very renowned artist that is Frederick Varley. The museum opened with just a few art works of Varley, and today, it is a thriving art center that displays works of local as well as artists from all over the globe. For event updates and other details, check website.