History in the Hollows: The Origin of the "Dirty Oshawa" Stigma

Community:Oshawa
Location:Oshawa Public Libraries - Online Program
Address:65 Bagot Street Map
Start date:June 21, 2021
Time:06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Email:enews@oshawalibrary.on.ca

Amanda Robinson, from the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Ontario Tech University, believes the myth of ‘dirty Oshawa’ relates to a time when mills, tanneries, foundries and factories operated near the banks of the creek in the late 1800s and early 1900s. This presentation will focus on the social and environmental effects this industrialization had on the surrounding community.