An Autobaron's home of innovation & inspiration, and one of Canada's last grand estates.
Immerse yourself in the era and lavish lifestyle of R. S. McLaughlin - beautifully preserved and so evocative of Jazz Age & Big Band styles in automobiles, fashions, sporting life and garden party.
Get up close and personal, with extensive access to historic spaces and fascinating stories of achievement and... more
A great "free" place to take the kids and adore the gardens and history. Fees are present for tours, but you don't have to have a tour.
I have taken many visitors to see Parkwood Estate and all enjoyed it immensely. Some were visiting relatives with teenagers, while others were groups of adults. Both the mansion and the grounds are spectacular and historically interesting. The cantilevered staircase is architecturally iamazing, especially considering the era in which this house was built. The house has 95% of its original... more
"Colonel Sam's" Parkwood estate has breath-taking grounds combined with an historic mansion, located virtually in the centre of Oshawa. Afternoon tea in the gardens is a must for any summer visitor. If you make only one stop in Oshawa, be sure to see Parkwood.
Parkwood Estate was the home of the late Col. R.S. and Mrs. McLaughlin. Col. McLaughlin’s father founded the McLaughlin Motor Car Company, which then became General Motors, with Col. McLaughlin as its president.
The 55-room mansion has been maintained in its original state, complete with furnishings, carpeting, paintings and even family photos. Visitors can tour more than 30 rooms and sample... more
The history of the "inter war" years in Oshawa is reflected in the Parkwood Estate. This picturesque Mansion has a landscape and interiors done in the 1920's and 30's style. This estate is one of the last intact remains of the lifestyle that was in the inter war years in Canada. The Parkwood Estate was used as a private residence for the longest of times, however, now is a heritage site and is... more