Oshawa mayor gives 10 reasons why Oshawa is not the middle of nowhere. Take … – Toronto Star


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Oshawa mayor gives 10 reasons why Oshawa is not the middle of nowhere. Take
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REASON #4: Oshawa’s version of the festival formerly known as Caribana is Fiesta Week. “We’re fairly diverse and multicultural,” Henry says, noting that the Italian, Greek, Portuguese, Caribbean, Ukrainian and German communities are just a few of those who set up in June for their Carnival
When Canadian singer Jann Arden had a tiff with VIA Rail she was asked to leave the Ottawa-bound train with her contraband dog, she disembarked in Oshawa. Instead of using the city’s “prepare to be amazed” slogan, she called it “the middle of nowhere” on Twitter.Arden has since apologized, saying she was referring to the “10 acres of parking lot” that greeted her.

Certainly, she’d feel differently if she was let off downtown. They have free 30-minute parking at city hall, Mayor John Henry gives out Oh Henry! bars as business cards and bureaucrats smile as you walk by.

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