Welcome to the OC – your happy place! Existing since 1956, Oshawa Centre was an unenclosed shopping centre and included only 28 stores in its directory. Its original structure focused on an outdoor shopping experience and was only a sixth of the size that it is today. This 10 million dollar project was coined “Canada’s most beautiful shopping centre” and housed the formerly popular Eaton’s of Canada as its major anchor store. Throughout its existence Oshawa Centre has transformed, undergoing major renovation to a completely indoor mall complex in 1968, renovated in 1994 and redesigned the south end in 2009 to include H&M, Sport Chek, and Shoppers Drug Mart.
Since 1956 Oshawa Centre has grown into a 1,219,962 square foot super-regional shopping centre serving as Durham’s fashion, service, and entertainment hub. With a growing retail mix now up to 230 stores, Oshawa Centre is a one-stop-shopping experience where you can find both affordable and trendy fashion options. For over 55 years, Oshawa Centre has been the hub of the community and has represented a happy place for shoppers to explore.
As Durham region grows, so too does the OC’s customer base. As a happy place for the community, Oshawa Centre strives to connect with both loyal and new customers on a personal level, while providing an unmatched shopping experience with approachable yet fashion-forward retailers and ongoing community engagement.
In order to improve the shopping experience for our customers, we entered our first redevelopment phase in the spring of 2013. Scheduled completion of the $230 million project is for Fall 2016, and our customers will find that there is more to love at the new OC with up to 60 new retail stores, two full service restaurants, a 1000 seat food court, new entrances throughout the property, underground parking on east side of mall, and upgraded common area elements, including floor and ceiling treatments. More information on this project can be found on the Redevelopment page.