Image: Oshawa Classic Car Parade, 1971
News of the GM closure in Oshawa is difficult for our entire community. And that’s because it’s impact is bigger than the business, it’s about the community who built it.
This is about a 100+ year relationship with an industry that a city shaped and found pride in and the people, families, and businesses who built themselves around it. Through the good and bad, we made this company a part of our community and our story.
Images: Auto Magic Car Wash, 1950 (left), Royal Visit 1939 – Ches and Irene and Buick, 1939 (right)
This city has shown determination, conviction, and passion, and now it’ll be important to show caring and empathy for one another. As this piece of our history settles it makes room for the growth we’ve shown we’re capable of.
The Oshawa Strike, 1937 (left)
General Motors Softball Team, 1925 (right)
During the months of July and August, the RMG’s Communications + Digital Engagement team hosted two students from Ontario Tech University’s Community Pathways Practicum Program. Each student explored an area of digital accessibility and presented their findings to the RMG team. Today, we hear from Harneak Burmi about the pros and cons of Artificial Intelligence […]
As we make note of the passing of Mae Nurse on September 8th, we are reminded of her amazing support of the arts. Mae’s dedication is obvious each time we walk into the RMG and look at the soaring glass in the foyer (named in honour of both Mae and her husband, William, who we […]
Angela Hennessey is a local printmaker who we’re excited to work with to present a printmaking workshop this fall inspired by Luminous John Lander. We thought we’d learn a little more about Angela, her practice, and the value of instructing. Why Printmaking? I’m a process and procedure person – printmaking is all about the process, the […]