Moving to Oshawa from Montreal


Important information you need to know before you start your move to Oshawa from Montreal. Oshawa, Ontario also known as the Motor City for its still active General Motors plant with in the city employing the majority of the region and surrounding cities in the Greater Toronto Area. Currently Oshawa has an approximate population of 141,590, with the majority of the population speaking English as a first language. Approximately 10 % of residents in the city of Oshawa are considered French Canadian but do not have the opportunities to excel their language in the area of Durham region and the city of Oshawa. Planning a move from Montreal to Oshawa can be very simple and cost efficient with the proper planning and research.

Taking the necessary steps to research and planning can cover a vast area, from budgeting to mapping out the correct destination route you will be taking during your long distance move from Montreal to Oshawa. Geographically speaking Montreal is located 485 Kilometers from Oshawa, which can be translated to approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes of driving depending on the speed of the vehicle and route chosen. If taking the most direct route from Montreal to Oshawa you would travel along Autoroute 720 West until merging onto Autoroute 20. Once crossing provincial borders into Ontario you will be traveling along provincial highway 401 West, where the majority of your traveling will be until reaching the city of Oshawa. Oshawa does have more then one exit to reach the city from the 401, thus planning you route and keeping proper exit signs are important to ensure you make it to your destination. Equipping your ride with proper road maps or GPS systems are always great ideas. During your move to Oshawa from Montreal you will pass major cities once passing provincial borders such as Cornwall, Brockville, Kingston, Belleville, Trenton, Cobourg, Clarington, and Bomanville until finally making it to the city of Oshawa. When selecting Montreal movers for your long distance move from Montreal to Oshawa, it is important during your investigating with the prospect company, if they have experiencing moving prior clients to the province of Ontario or to the city of Oshawa in general, this will not only show professionalism on your part but keep your mind at ease during this transition.

Oshawa has a number of opportunities for post secondary education as well as the public system if you have children that will be moving with you to Oshawa from Montreal. Currently there are 32 elementary schools and 6 secondary schools run under the Durham district School Board. There are also 16 Catholic Elementary schools and 2 secondary schools run under the catholic school board. Currently there are two post secondary institutions in Oshawa, The University of Ontario Institute of Technology and the main campus for Durham College. Both the University and College are located right beside each other with student housing, as well both buildings share facilities although they are both independently run. Trent University, which is based out of Peterborough Ontario also, hosts a small campus in the cities west end that opened in 2010. Due to the numerous opportunities in education, moving to Oshawa from Montreal can often be an educated decision.

If you are going to be taking advantage of the public services within the city, Oshawa does offer public transportation run through Durham Region Transit. Durham Transit operates busses in all surrounding cities that are located in Durham region such as Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Clarington and some north rural areas to connect the urban and rural communities together. GO Transit also offers bus and train services that can connect many people to Toronto from the Oshawa GO station. 

When searching for a new home or apartment, often this can be considered the most exciting part of your move for you and your family. The city of Oshawa offers a variety of different types of dwellings from apartments, homes, semi detached homes, condos, duplex, high-rises and bungalows that are currently on the market. Researching local by laws, average home prices and provincial legislation will always ensure local real estate companies or a prospect landlord does not take advantage of you. Depending on preference and overall budget to find an affordable home or dwelling in Oshawa will not be difficult to accomplish.

Oshawa is an area in Durham region that is considered the life line of the district not only because of the employment by major corporations but because of the annual cultural events that take place within the city for local residents and visitors. Before moving from Montreal to Oshawa, visiting the prior to your move will not only give you an opportunity to take advantage of the cultural events within the city but also to better acquaint yourself with the local streets and overall travel time involved in your trip. There are a number of affordable restaurants and accommodations in Oshawa to suit your needs when deciding on visiting. Oshawa offers a number of steakhouse, family eateries, Chinese and seafood restaurants, no matter your preference; the city of Oshawa offers it all. There are a number of affordable hotels as well as bed and breakfasts such as the Our Valley View Bed and Breakfast, for relaxing comfort at a great price.

Moving from Montreal to Oshawa can be complex with many steps implicated to ensure everything goes as planned with precision and care. Thus finding a reliable and experienced long-distance moving company is important when planning such a large move from Gaspe to Montreal. Finding a reliable mover can give you the satisfaction and peace of mind keeping you focused on other tasks involved during the move.

Selecting the right moving company or long distance movers in Montreal in general without the appropriate research can be time consuming, however checking company references, prior satisfied customer referrals, and that the moving company you choose operates or has operated in the past with the city you'll need to move to will always keep you one step ahead in your move. 

If you want to move your piano or pool table to Oshawa from Montreal, ask if the movers have experience and all equipment for that!

Selecting Montreal Movers ALEX - you are going to make sure your possessions are safely and securely transferred, and that this is done as quickly as possible. The choice is up to you!


Good Luck and happy moving!

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