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General Motors Centre

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Address: 99 Athol St E, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1J8, Canada
Phone Number: 19054388881
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Owned by the City of Oshawa, and managed by Spectra Venue Management, the...

Owned by the City of Oshawa, and managed by Spectra Venue Management, the General Motors Centre opened in 2006 with a project cost of $45 million. As Durham Region’s premier Sports and Entertainment Facility, the General Motors Centre provides a first-class home to the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League, the Durham TurfDogs of the Canadian Lacrosse League and the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame. The venue also boasts an in-house restaurant, Prospects Bar & Grill, which is open typically 2 hours prior to live and sporting events as well as throughout the week for the Durham Central Adult Hockey League (DCAHL).

Since opening, the General Motors Centre has hosted major concerts and special events including Elton John, Cirque du Soleil, 2011 BDO Canadian Open, IIHF World Junior Pre-Competition, Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Hedley, Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships, Selena Gomez and The Wiggles; just to name a few!

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Great place to see a concert

I have been to The General Motors Center many time to see concerts starting with the first one which was INXS. It is a great venue with all the seating being good if not great. It... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Oshawa, Canada
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Oshawa, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to The General Motors Center many time to see concerts starting with the first one which was INXS. It is a great venue with all the seating being good if not great. It is better then the Rodgers Centre and the ACC. They keep the Centre clean and tidy and have courtious staff. Hockey games also have... More 

Thank L G
Oshawa, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The name has been changed from the G.M.Centre to Tribute Comunity Centre.Rember this when you order any tickets.

Thank Ken M
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Love watching the Generals at the GM center. It's clean, commentary is great. Food and drink prices are as expected to be in a 5 star event. Nice night out for all ages. They always have something going on. The center is clean and bright. No bad seating. It is one of the nicest arenas I have been in. April

Thank april b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Very modern looking. Can accomidate lots of people.. Friendly staff.. Anytime ive went for games or shows ive always had a great experience. Snack stands can be abit crowded depending on the event.

Thank Shantel H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We watched an NHL alumni game between Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadians. It was very entertaining and we enjoyed the game!

Thank Ted N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Oshawa's GM Centre is an excellent venue to watch hockey. It's right in the middle of downtown, has plenty of inexpensive parking and offers great seating to watch a game. There isn't a bad seat in the place.

Thank 24tripping
Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Been to many Generals games and some concerts. It's a big upgrade from the old Civic. Not as much parking available as the Civic, but there is ample within walking distance. Pretty much what you'd expect as far as value. Has a nice bar/restaurant.

Thank TerryTooney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

attended a Oshawa Generals game and found that the staff were very friendly, always smiling, they seem to enjoy their jobs, made me feel like we were all part of a family

Thank Dave P
Belleville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

GM Centre is a beautiful venue. This is my first time being here. Bar is fully stocked and have big cups to take to the floor during live events. Very reasonable prices. Event staff were courteous and always smiling. Security staff were very present but not intimidating. Outside of the building is very clean. Parking was ample. Would definitely return... More 

Thank Aaron S
Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have attended a few concerts here and they were all pretty good. The last one however they changed our seating and said there was nothing we could do so we were not happy about that. Overall it is good and very similar to the ACC only smaller.

Thank Norma M

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