File image of first truck built at Oshawa plant

Park to be named after Oshawa-built Silverado trucks

The City of Oshawa has named a future Oshawa park to recognize and celebrate the reopening of the General Motors Oshawa Assembly plant and the high-quality new Silverado trucks being built at the plant.

At a recent meeting, city council approved the naming of ‘Silverado Park’ that will be a feature in the Treasure Hill development located north of Shankel Road and west of Townline Road North, said a city statement.

It is anticipated that Silverado Park will be constructed in 2022. A number of streets in the surrounding area are also named after General Motors vehicles, including Belair Crescent, Eldorado Avenue, Lemans Avenue and Skylark Avenue.

The first 2022 Chevrolet Silverado pickup rolled off the line at the retooled and reopened Oshawa Assembly Plant in November 2021 with Oshawa shipping trucks to dealers in December 2021.

GM Canada has invested up to $1.3 billion at the reopened Oshawa Assembly Plant.

In April 2022, GM announced further plans to add light-duty pickup production and a third shift in Oshawa, creating more than 2,600 new jobs since operations resumed at the plant. With the third shift of production, the Oshawa Assembly Plant will become the only GM plant producing both heavy-duty and light-duty pickups.

These investments further solidify Oshawa as a key player in the new transformed automotive industry while keeping thousands of quality jobs and manufacturing operations in Oshawa.

“Oshawa has been on an incredible journey this past year with the successful restart of the truck plant and news of a third shift that will restore even more quality jobs to our great city,” said Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter. “As a community that has much to celebrate, we thank General Motors and the generations of Oshawa GM workers who have helped shape our city, with the naming of Silverado Park.”

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