Touring the GM Plant in Oshawa

Touring the GM Plant in OshawaAt the end of my retreat with the 2014 Chevy Impala, I was lucky enough to get a tour of the GM plant in Oshawa. Well, to be honest, the tour was only a small part of the 10 million square feet Oshawa Car Assembly, but it was still very impressive.

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Logistically, it's a mind bender. They make the Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Impala and Buick Regal around the clock, and everything runs like a finely tuned watch. It takes about 25-28 hours to build a car from start to finish

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There are approximately 5,400 hourly employees and 400 salaried employees, and many working in the plant have their own boombox blasting their own tunes. As you walk the tour you'll go from golden oldies to hard rock to classic rock and country.

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4X4 Time

Wow, pretty clean looking..

June 10, 2013 @ 12:17 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@4X4 Time

Surprisingly clean and quiet.

June 10, 2013 @ 12:46 PM


I have clients who work(ed) in the Oshawa GM plant. The plant is a far cry, in too many ways to count, from even ten years ago, let alone the (bad, according to my clients) "old days". One can say pretty much the same for the product coming out the doors of the plant, too.

June 11, 2013 @ 9:07 AM

Rick C in Oakville

Always amazed at how things go together. Mind boggling.

June 12, 2013 @ 11:59 PM

Chris Gillham

Hi. Great photos. May I ask how you were able to get a tour of the GM plant in Oshawa? I would like to do the same as I have a GM car that will turn 50 years old next July that was built there. I would love to return to the plant for a tour/drive by in my 1965 Pontiac Parisienne convertible.

Thanks, Chris
St. Louis, Missouri

June 11, 2014 @ 9:44 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Chris Gillham

I was invited by GM.

June 11, 2014 @ 9:45 AM

Richard Clark

I had a 1996 chevy Lumina that was built at Oshawa.Do they still built the chevy Equinox there.I love the looks of that suv.I would love to have another vehicle that was built in Oshawa.I am a retired GM employee from Rochester NY and I hope GM keeps your plant open.I live in Sarasota FL.Zip Code 34243

January 29, 2019 @ 7:32 AM

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