Comment 115769

By Sam9876 (registered) | Posted December 22, 2015 at 03:11:20

I know that this article was written long time back but looking at Oshawa today, this article seems ridiculously far from reality. With the prices what they are, tell me what other municipalities in the GTA have following:

-2 universities (UOIT and Trent University Durham) - (any university in Oakville or Markham or Brampton?)

-1 college (Durham College) (Any college in Milton, East Gwillimby or Stouffville?)

-1 executive airport (ever tried landing a charter plane in Ajax?)

-1 Federal harbour with rail and easy Hwy 401 access (beat that Brampton or Mississauga) The Feds even cleaned up marina lands adjacent to the harbour and gifted it to the city for leisure purpose (likely a marina)

-lakefront with a nice park (Lakeview) - sure Milton and Stouffville can have this, right?

-natural habitat to watch (Second Marsh and Mclaughlin Reserve)

-massive amount of farmland just above it (Brock and Scugog townships), all protected under Provincial greenbelt laws (Toronto? Any farmland surrounding it nowadays?)

-Quicker access to Canada's 2nd biggest city (Montreal) and capital (Ottawa)

-Express trains and all day trains to downtown Toronto by GO AND Via Rail. 5 trains per day to Ottawa and 6 trains per day to Montreal. Cities like Newmarket and Richmond Hill can only dream of this ever happening.

-Adjacent municipalities demographic booms (check projected population growth % for Whitby and Clarington)

Of course it's a city that has the other issues like other cities with urban sprawl and big box stores up north but it also has more in common with Toronto than some other municipalities. Once the south is revitalized, which will enventually happen, as the harbour develops and lakefront location is put into value, people who bought in cities like Markham, Brampton and Vaughan will start wondering why they are losing money on their $900+k 3 bedroom to Oshawa CMA. Yes Ben, you made a great move...NOT

Comment edited by Sam9876 on 2015-12-22 03:39:32

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