Winter Culture

With Winter seems to come the opportunity to start afresh. It might be the blanket of clean snow or bright sunshine, but it’s time to get those creative vibes moving and express your originality!

Gather your favourite friend and sign-up for an evening of painting fun at A Gift of Art! Their two-floor gallery of art by local artists and artisans will not only inspire you but is available to purchase as a gift of art to yourself!

Indulge in true culinary artistry at Chanterelle Bistro where we are sure you will string together the words ‘this is the most delicious _________ I have ever tasted!’- seriously! So much of the menu is naturally gluten-free, every dessert homemade, and a wine list to excite you, but most importantly an atmosphere of sophistication, yet so relaxed. Culinary art!

Chanterelle Bistro

Tuck-in at The Hive Bed and Breakfast, a retro-executive home nestled among the snowy cedar trees and flowing stream. Choose between single rooms or the full house (it’s used exclusively by guests). Good for the soul!


Sooth your auditory senses with a visit to the Ontario Philharmonic at the beautifully restored Regent Theatre. OP is integral to the landscape of Ontario’s classical music scene and continues its emergence as one of the leading performing arts organizations of the province.

Down the road, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery proudly holds Canada’s largest collection of works by Painters Eleven and it’s the lovely history of support from local philanthropists. At least eleven of these works are on display at all times in our Painters Eleven gallery.

Art at Robert McLaughlin Gallery

Around the block, Avanti Trattoria shares a rich history serving people offering the very best Italian food in Oshawa. As is the case in Italian culture, they strive to make food the centre of a great conversation and make your ‘Avanti’ experience feel like you’re being served by old friends.