Contact the Canadian Automotive Museum



99 Simcoe Street South
Central Oshawa, ON, L1H 4G7

(905) 576-1222

Since 1963 the Canadian Automotive Museum has preserved and shared the history of the Canadian automotive industry.

Doors Open Oshawa 2019

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The Canadian Automotive Museum has year-round programming including tours, family activities, and receptions. 

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Doors Open Oshawa 2019

  • Canadian Automotive Museum 99 Simcoe Street South Oshawa, ON, L1H 4G7 Canada (map)

The Canadian Automotive Museum will open its doors for free during Doors Open Oshawa. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and complimentary family crafts will be available.

Sites across the city will be open from 10am until 4pm. Visitors are encouraged to park in the Canadian Automotive Museum's parking lot and explore downtown sites on foot. Spend the day discovering local history and celebrate community heritage. All sites are free of charge. For more information on Doors Open Oshawa 2019 visit the City of Oshawa's website

Here's a sneak-peak of what you'll see in 2019:

  1. Oshawa Public Libraries, McLaughlin Branch, 65 Bagot Street: Design influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright.

  2. Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 72 Queen Street: Designed by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson.

  3. Cowan House, 39 Athol Street West: Built in 1858.

  4. St. George's Memorial Church, 51 Centre Street South: Designed by Eden Smith.

  5. Simcoe Street United Church, 66 Simcoe Street South: Built in 1867. Architect Henry Langley.

  6. Oshawa Masonic Centre, 91 Centre Street South: Built in 1928 in the art deco style by C.C. Stenhouse.

  7. McLaughlin Bandshell, 110 Simcoe Street South: Join the Oshawa Civic Band and observe Brass Day workshops culminating with a concert at 2:30 p.m.

  8. Islamic Centre of Oshawa, 23 Lloyd Street: Oshawa's first mosque was built in 2012.

  9. Canadian Automotive Museum, 99 Simcoe Street South: Located in a former 1920's car dealership. Over 70 vehicles.

  10. Durham Regional Consolidated Courthouse, 150 Bond Street East: Completed in 2010, visitors can tours the main foyer, jury assembly room and a courtroom while in session. Only until 1:00 p.m.

  11. Regent Theatre - Ontario Tech University, 50 King Street East: Built in 1921 as a movie house/vaudeville hall the building now serves as a lecture theatre by day and community theatre by night. Architect John McNee Jeffrey.

  12. NEW ! Colonel R.S. McLaughlin Armoury, 53 Simcoe Street North: Built in 1914 and home to the Ontario Regiment.

  13. Knox Presbyterian Church, 147 Simcoe Street North: Opened in 1934 and designed by C.C. Stenhouse.

  14. NEW! All or Nothing Brewhouse & Distillery, 439 Ritson Road South: Craft brewery with behind the scenes tours.

  15. NEW! Trent University and Oshawa Museum, at 55 Thornton Road South: Discover the Past: Culture, History and Archaeology of Oshawa.

  16. Camp X-Intrepid Park, Boundary Road: Walking tours of the spy training camp at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

  17. Oshawa Executive Airport, 1200 Airport Boulevard: Aircraft displays, runway tours and more.

  18. Ontario Regiment Museum, 1000 Stevenson Road North, Oshawa Airport South Field: Large collection of military vehicles.

  19. Durham College, Gordon Willey Building 2000 Simcoe Street North, Room B114: Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Motion Capture to explore.

  20. Oshawa Fire Hall 6, 2339 Simcoe Street North: Modelled after the Windfields barns that graced E.P. Taylor's horse breeding farm.

  21. Canadian Victory Garden, 200 Winchester Road West: Urban farm, beehives, pollinator gardens and earth systems.

Take a picture with Lightning McQueen during Doors Open Oshawa 2019.

Take a picture with Lightning McQueen during Doors Open Oshawa 2019.

Earlier Event: September 21
Movie Star Cars Gallery Tour