Oshawa on appliance repair

We repair a variety of appliances, these include:

  • Fridge repair
  • Washer repair
  • Dryer repair
  • Oven repair
  • Stove repair
  • Dishwasher repair

We also do kitchen mixer repairs if you are willing to bring your item to our location nearest Oshawa area to be repaired. We provide diagnostics for each and every service we perform. Not just that, we also offer condo appliance repair services in Oshawa and surrounding areas as well!

Same-day appliance repair service

We have strategically placed all of our technicians throughout Oshawa and surrounding areas so that there is always a technician in the area, ready to repair any malfunctions you are having! The Alex technicians provide same-day service and are available during evenings, on weekends and even on holidays! If you live in the Oshawa area and are looking for a quick, hassle-free appliance repair service you should consider calling Alex Appliances.

Skilled and experienced technicians

At Alex Appliances we ensure that our technicians are highly-skilled. Not just that, we also make sure each of our technicians are trained properly so they can identify the problem quickly and get your appliance(s) back up and running in the shortest time possible! That is the Alex advantage Caledon Mono New Tecumseth!

Simple and hassle-free repair

Our customer satisfaction guarantee comes with each and every single repair that we do. The Quick fix vans are always stocked with all of the most common replacement parts from all major brands for a variety of appliances. If you live in a condo in Oshawa or surrounding areas and your maintenance man is busy, you can call our Quick fix Appliances technicians and we will fix your appliance problem on our first (and only) visit!

Oshawa Appliance Repair Service

Is your fridge too warm, too cold, sweating or dripping pools of water? We’ve seen all this before – and more. With our multi-stocked repair vehicles and trained personnel, your fridge can be working properly again before the ice has time to melt! Call Alex Appliances today for fast and effective fridge repairs in Oshawa.

Oshawa Fridge Repairs

Alex Appliances is ready to serve you all over Oshawa for all your fridge repair needs. Life can be very difficult for any family without a fridge. This is why Alex Appliances carries lots of replacement fridge parts in our vans to ensure that your fridge can be good as new. Call Alex Appliances today for all fridge repairs!

Oshawa Washer Repair

Is your clothes washer blowing bubbles, or not spinning as you would like? Alex Appliances Oshawa technicians know all the diagnostic tricks in the book and come prepared with all the spare parts they need to make the repairs on the spot. If your washer is giving your problems and you are looking for same day service, call Alex Appliances today.

Oshawa Dryer Repair

Is your dryer nor turning? Or perhaps it leaves your clothes still damp? Our technicians will soon find out what is wrong and will have your dryer working again in the shortest possible time. We always arrive equipped with the most common replacement parts so will probably be able to carry out the repair in just one visit. Call Alex Appliances for all your Oshawa dryer and other appliance repair needs.

Oshawa Dishwasher Repair

Does your dishwasher not drain? Or do the plates not get clean?We can diagnose what ails all makes of malfunctioning dishwashers and carry the spare parts with us that will get them back up and running in no time at all. For reliable Oshawa dishwasher and other appliance repairs, call Alex Appliances today and enjoy our same day service.

Oshawa Stove Repair

Does your stove not want to heat up or is it charcoaling your food? Don’t go hungry – call Alex Appliances today and we’ll send one of our team of Oshawa technicians to carry out a same-day stove repair. We bring all the spare parts we need for the most common stove malfunctions so will probably be able to resolve your problem in just one visit. Call Alex Appliances today to set up your same day Oshawa stove repair appointment.

Oshawa Oven Repair

Is your roast chicken not roasting? Or the cheese on your gratin just won’t melt. Why not call Alex Oshawa Appliance repair technicians to come and take a look. Our trained personnel are very familiar with all the main brands of oven and carry hundreds of replacement parts in their repair vehicles. So don’t put it off – call us today and ask about our same-day Oshawa oven repair service.


Oshawa (2011 population 149,607;[4] CMA 356,177)[5] is a city in Ontario, Canada, on the Lake Ontario shoreline. It lies in Southern Ontario, approximately 60 kilometres east of Downtown Toronto. It is commonly viewed as the eastern anchor of the Greater Toronto Area and of the Golden Horseshoe. It is the largest municipality in the Regional Municipality of Durham. The name Oshawa originates from the Ojibwa term aazhaway, meaning “the crossing place” or just “(a)cross”.[6][7]

Oshawa’s roots are tied to the automobile industry, specifically the Canadian division of General Motors Company, known as General Motors Canada. Founded in 1876 as the McLaughlin Carriage Company, General Motors of Canada’s headquarters are located in the city. The automotive industry was the inspiration for Oshawa’s previous mottos: “The City that Motovates Canada”, and “The City in Motion”. The lavish home of the carriage company’s founder, Parkwood Estate, is a National Historic Site of Canada, and a backdrop favoured by numerous film crews, featured in many movies including 54, Billy Madison, Chicago, and X-Men.[8]

Once recognized as the sole “Automotive Capital of Canada”,[9] Oshawa today is an education and health sciences hub. The city is home to three post-secondary institutions (Durham College, Trent University Durham and University of Ontario Institute of Technology) and to Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Lakeridge Health and Education Research Network (LHEARN Centre) and the Oshawa Clinic, the largest, multi-specialty medical group practice in Canada.[10] Key labour force sectors include advanced manufacturing, health technology, logistics, energy and IT.[11] In 2016, Oshawa was the sixth best place in Canada to find full-time employment based on data from StatsCan.[12]

Downtown Oshawa is identified as an Urban Growth Centre in the Government of Ontario’s Places to Grow initiative.[13] More than 5,000 people work and more than 2,400 university students study in the downtown core. The downtown is a prominent centre for entertainment and sporting events (Regent Theatre and General Motors Centre), food (50+ restaurants and cafes [14]) and culture (The Robert McLaughlin Gallery and Canadian Automotive Museum). Oshawa is home to a Regional Innovation Centre[15] and offers start-up facilities for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Co-working offices are also located in the downtown.


Historians believe that the area that would become Oshawa began as a transfer point for the fur trade. Beaver and other animals trapped for their pelts by local natives were traded with the Coureurs des bois (voyagers). Furs were loaded onto canoes by the Mississauga Indians at the Oshawa harbour and transported to the trading posts located to the west at the mouth of the Credit River. Around 1760, the French constructed a trading post near the harbour location; this was abandoned after a few years, but its ruins provided shelter for the first residents of what later became Oshawa. Most notably, one of the fur traders was Moody Farewell, an early resident of the community who was to some extent responsible for its name change.

Flag of the United Empire Loyalists

In the late 18th century a local resident, Roger Conant, started an export business shipping salmon to the United States. His success attracted further migration into the region. A large number of the founding immigrants were United Empire Loyalists, who left the United States to live under British rule. Later Irish and then French Canadian immigration increased as did industrialization. Oshawa and the surrounding Ontario County were also the settling grounds of a disproportionate number of 19th century Cornish immigrants during the Cornish emigration which emptied large tracts of that part of England. As well, the surveys ordered by Governor John Graves Simcoe, and the subsequent land grants, helped populate the area. When Col. Asa Danforth laid out his York-to-Kingston road, it passed through what would later become Oshawa.

In 1822, a “colonization road” (a north-south road to facilitate settlement) known as Simcoe Street was constructed. It more or less followed the path of an old native trail known as the Nonquon Road, and ran from the harbour to the area of Lake Scugog. This intersected the “Kingston Road” at what would become Oshawa’s “Four Corners.” In 1836, Edward Skae relocated his general store approximately 800 m east to the southeast corner of this intersection; as his store became a popular meeting place (probably because it also served as the Post Office), the corner and the growing settlement that surrounded it, were known as Skae’s Corners. In 1842, Skae, the postmaster, applied for official post office status, but was informed the community needed a better name. Moody Farewell was requested to ask his native acquaintances what they called the area; their reply was “Oshawa,” which translates to “where we must leave our canoes”. Thus, the name of Oshawa, one of the primary “motor cities” of Canada, has the meaning “where we have to get out and walk”. The name “Oshawa” was adopted and the post office named accordingly. In 1849, the requirements for incorporation were eased, and Oshawa was incorporated as a village in 1850.

Oshawa Factories, 1910

The 1846 Gazeteer indicates a population of about 1,000 in a community surrounded by farms. There were three churches, a post office, tradesmen of various types and some industry: a foundry, a grist mill and a fulling mill, a brewery two distilleries, a machine shop and four cabinet makers.[16]

The newly established village became an industrial centre, and implement works, tanneries, asheries and wagon factories opened (and often closed shortly after, as economic “panics” occurred regularly). In 1876, Robert Samuel McLaughlin, Sr. moved his carriage works to Oshawa from Enniskillen to take advantage of its harbour and of the availability of a rail link not too far away. He constructed a two-storey building, which was soon added to. This building was heavily remodelled in 1929, receiving a new facade and being extended to the north using land where the city’s gaol (jail, firehall & townhall) had once stood. The village became a town in 1879, in what was then called East Whitby Township. Around 1890, the carriage works relocated from its Simcoe Street address to an unused furniture factory a couple of blocks to the northeast, and this remained its site until the building burnt in 1899. Offered assistance by the town, McLaughlin chose to stay in Oshawa, building a new factory across Mary Street from the old site. Rail service had been provided in 1890 by the Oshawa Railway; this was originally set up as a streetcar line, but c. 1910 a second “freight line” was built slightly to the east of Simcoe Street.[17] This electric line provided streetcar and freight service, connected central Oshawa with the Grand Trunk (now Canadian National) Railway, and with the Canadian Northern (which ran through the very north of Oshawa) and the Canadian Pacific, built in 1912-13. The Oshawa Railway was acquired by the Grand Trunk operation around 1910, and streetcar service was replaced by buses in 1940. After GM moved its main plants to south Oshawa in 1951, freight traffic fell and most of the tracks were removed in 1963, although a line to the older remaining “north” plant via Ritson Road remained until 2000.

Start of the car industry

Col. R. S. McLaughlin and “Billy” Durant signed a 15-year contract in 1907, under which the McLaughlin Motor Car Company began to manufacture automobiles under the McLaughlin name, using Buick engines and other mechanical parts. Buick was merged into General Motors shortly after, and in 1915 the firm acquired the manufacturing rights to the Chevrolet brand. Within three years, the McLaughlin Motor Car Company and the Chevrolet Motor Car Company of Canada merged, creating General Motors of Canada in 1918 with McLaughlin as President.[18][19] The factory expanded rapidly, eventually covering several blocks. The popularity of the automobile in the 1920s generated rapid expansion of Oshawa, which grew in population from 4,000 to 16,000 during this decade, and of its land area. In 1924, Oshawa annexed the area to its south, including the harbour and the community of Cedardale. This growth allowed Oshawa to seek incorporation as a city, which took place 8 March 1924.

With the wealth he gained in his business venture, in 1916 McLaughlin built one of the most stately homes in Canada, “Parkwood”. The 55-room residence was designed by Toronto architect John M. Lyle. McLaughlin lived in the house for 55 years with his wife and they raised five daughters. The house replaced an older mansion, which was about 30 years old when it was demolished; the grounds of the earlier home had been operated as Prospect Park, and this land was acquired by the town and became its first municipal park, Alexandra Park. Parkwood today is open to the public as a National Historic Site. Tours are offered.


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