To celebrate the reopening and gearing up of the General Motors Oshawa Assembly plans, Oshawa is naming a future park in a new neighborhood after a GM truck.
Oshawa council approved the naming of “Silverado Park” at a recent meeting. The park will be a feature in the Treasure Hill neighborhood currently under construction, north of Shankel Road and west of Townline Road North. It’s expected Silverado Park will be built by the end of the year.
A number of east Oshawa streets in the surrounding area are already named after General Motors vehicles — including Belair Crescent, Eldorado Avenue, Lemans Avenue and Skylark Avenue.
GM Canada invested up to $1.3 billion in the Oshawa plant. In November, the plant reopened and the first new Chevrolet Silverado pickup rolled off the line. Oshawa began shipping 2022 trucks to dealers in December.
In April, GM announced plans to add light-duty pickup truck production and a third shift in Oshawa, creating more than 2,600 new jobs since operations resumed at the plant. The third shift of production means the plant will become the only GM plant producing both heavy-duty and light-duty pickups.
“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,” Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter said in a press release. “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.”