Oshawa Chain Grocery/Supermarket Locations, 1926-2018

This is a list of all known chain grocery addresses in Oshawa and Whitby between 1926 and 2001 (plus 2018), complied from city directories, telephone books, and other sources. It is generated through a live Google Spreadsheet so it reflects the latest information I have.

Access and download the location spreadsheet via Google Sheets.

Notes:

  • As is the case for most cities in Southern Ontario, the 1970-1990 city directories for Oshawa and Whitby do not contain classified listings, so the address list is likely somewhat incomplete for those years.
  • I am not certain that the E.W. Power store was the genesis of the Power Super Markets chain that would later be owned by Loblaws but I very much suspect that it was. I’ll try to confirm.

Store tags:

  • A&P/Food Basics
  • Dominion
  • IGA/Food City/Price Chopper (Oshawa Group)
  • Loblaws/Power/No Frills/Real Canadian Superstore
  • Metro
  • Safeway
  • Sobeys/FreshCo

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