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Cars & Cupcakes Tour


Start Date:  Saturday, July 29, 2017 10:00 AM
End Date:  Saturday, July 29, 2017 12:00 PM
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Title:  Cars & Cupcakes Tour
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Description:  The Cars & Cupcakes Walking Tour highlights the history of automotive manufacturing in downtown Oshawa. Oshawa has been home to the McLaughlin Carriage Company, McLaughlin Motor Company, and General Motors of Canada, but today only a few remnants of the city’s former industrial past remain in the downtown core. Expert guides will explore the streetscape and bring to life the people and places that made Oshawa “Canada’s Motor City.” The tour begins at the Canadian Automotive Museum, located in a former 1920s Chevrolet-Oakland car dealership. The tour then moves north to the site of the former McLaughlin Carriage Factory, and the site where the first McLaughlin-Buick automobile was produced in 1907. Social history will also be explored with a stop at Cupcake Goodness for a snack and discussion of the former union hall across the street. The tour continues with a walk by the former Genosha Hotel, along the former railroad line, now the Michael Starr Trail, and through Memorial Park ending back at the Canadian Automotive Museum.
Tour includes:
45 minute guided tour of downtown Oshawa
Local expert guide
Coffee and cupcake at Cupcake Goodness
Admission and guided tour of the Canadian Automotive Museum  
Tour tips:
Wear comfortable shoes
Dress for all-weather conditions, tours run rain or shine
Bring a camera
Tickets can be pre-purchased online or at the museum the day of the tour for $15+HST. Free admission for children under 5.
Location:  99 Simcoe St. South
City:  Oshawa
Municipality:  Durham Region
Phone:  905-576-1222
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  • Flush Toilets/Washrooms
  • Food Available
  • Gift Shop
  • Historic Site
  • Planned Events
  • Public Washrooms
  • Scenic Location
  • Wheel Chair Accessible
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