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OMS PokéStops: 5 Nearby Oshawa Historical and Cultural Sites

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Pokémon GO is taking the world by storm, which is why we wanted to take a moment this week to do what the game asks its players to do and explore our world around us. Located in the heart of downtown Oshawa, Ontario Motor Sales is surrounded by our city's rich culture and history. We have 11 nearby PokéStops in 5 unique locations, which we detail below. Come on by and poke around our lot (get it?) as you explore the Pokémon world around Oshawa. We'd love to have you PokéStop on by!


1. The Pioneer Memorial Garden was first constructed, along with a chapel, in 1847 to honour the earliest founders of the City of Oshawa. Many early settlers of the city and noteworthy people are buried here, and as such, it is one of the city’s most rich historical locations. The site was restored in 1949 to its current state and has remained in close proximity to the Oshawa Creek ever since. The Memorial is also a PokéStop.

Please be sure to be respectful if you choose to visit this Stop. Even though it is an inactive cemetery, it is a remarkable historical site and does contain the bodies of those laid to rest there.

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      2. The Oshawa Kicks Soccer Clubhouse is just around the corner from us on King Street West. First formed in 1975, Kicks offers soccer programs to everyone beginning at age 3 all the way through to adulthood. With competitive and recreational programs, Kicks is sure to offer a league suitable for you and your family! The Kicks Clubhouse is a PokéStop that many OMS Poké-players have visited on our lunchbreaks.

Did you know that Ontario Motor Sales currently sponsors all U8 and U9 Kicks teams, as well as the Frank Sobil Spring Classic held in May?  

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3. First opened in May 1949, the Kinsmen Civic Memorial Stadium was built to honour fallen soldiers of the Second World War. Currently the home of the Oshawa Legionnaires, the diamond has also been used as a makeshift soccer and football field throughout the years—though it is still most often the home of the good ol’ baseball game. Kinsmen Civic Memorial Stadium is located just north of Ontario Motor Sales on Arena Street, and is also home of a Pokémon Gym that is, as of the time of writing, owned by Team Mystic.

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      4. Valleyview Park is a small but wonderful little area up on a hill just west of our lot, between Arena Street and Gladstone Avenue. The Valleyview Clubhouse sits at the southern-most point of the park, which has swing-sets and ample grass for a midday summer picnic. The park actually has two notable Pokémon locations: a Gym on the eastern side of the park (also currently held by Team Mystic, although Team Instinct has been fighting hard for it over the past few days), and a PokéStop on the west side. What more do you need if you can get both a Gym and a Stop in one go?

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5. Last but certainly not least, the Oshawa Botanical Gardens is one of the most gorgeous places for a walk in the entire city. When it’s not being used for prom photos, you can find families and seniors enjoying the nice weather on a warm day. You’ll also now see Pokémon GO players in the Gardens—it has a whopping 6 PokéStops, which can all be reached within about 5 minutes of each other. That gives you just enough time to visit them all and then go back and visit them again for the refreshed items!

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Thanks for reading! If, at any point during your Poké travels, you feel like visiting our dealership, just stop on in. You can find our business hours in the tabs after you've clicked here.

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