In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

A diverse and family-friendly neighbourhood with a mix of older and newer homes.

Property Pulse

Homes in Farewell include small bungalows and newer 2-storey homes and townhomes.

Community Canvas

A welcoming community with a mix of families, couples, and individuals from various ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

Great schools, parks with playgrounds, and easy access to central Oshawa and Highway 401.

Have a look around Farewell.

Farewell has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. The Farewell neighbourhood is in southeast Oshawa, and is named for Moody Farewell, an early fur trader at a post established in the area in the 1760s. Farewell includes the Oshawa Harbour and Pier. Much of this neighbourhood is industrial/commercial, with residential pockets along the western boundary, which is Simcoe St. Housing is a mix of older, tidy, small bungalows, as well as a newer subdivision near the public school, with 2-storey homes, as well as newer townhomes. This area has good access into central Oshawa, and to Highway 401.

People & Families in Farewell

Families with kids make up 44% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 20% of households and 27% of households are one person living alone. People in Farewell come from 42 different ethnic origins, and 19% are first-generation immigrants, while 20% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

565

Neighbourhood Population

1,400

Household Size

  • 1 person - 26%
  • 2 persons - 30%
  • 3 persons - 20%
  • 4 persons - 15%
  • 5 or more persons - 7%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 26%
  • Non-family households - 5%
  • Families with children - 44%
  • Couples without children - 20%
  • Multiple families in household - 3%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 39%
  • 2 children - 26%
  • 3 or more children - 5%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 15%
  • 15 to 64 years - 73%
  • 65 years and over - 11%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 37%
  • English - 21%
  • Irish - 18%
  • Scottish - 16%
  • French - 11%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 1%
  • 25 to 34 years - 13%
  • 35 to 44 years - 16%
  • 45 to 54 years - 25%
  • 55 to 64 years - 21%
  • 65 to 74 years - 13%
  • 75 to 84 years - 4%
  • 85 years and over - 3%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 5%
  • 5 to 9 years - 5%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 6%
  • 20 to 29 years - 13%
  • 30 to 39 years - 12%
  • 40 to 49 years - 13%
  • 50 to 59 years - 18%
  • 60 to 69 years - 10%
  • over 70 years - 4%

Farewell Schools

This neighbourhood has great elementary schools, great secondary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 7 public schools and 4 Catholic schools serving Farewell. The special programs offered at local schools include International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, and French Immersion.

Public Schools

7

Catholic Schools

4

Having Fun in Farewell

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. Parks in Farewell feature playgrounds for kids. There are 2 parks in this neighbourhood, with 3 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 1.

Number of Parks

2

Number of Recreation Facilities

3

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 2
  • Basketball Court - 1
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Getting Around in Farewell

There are 26 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters, most commute to another city, and people have mostly short commutes.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 38%
  • Commute to another city - 62%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 90%
  • Transit - 8%
  • Walk/bike - 1%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 34%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 9%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 6%
  • 60 minutes and over - 16%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 31%

Work and Education in Farewell

In this neighbourhood, 11% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 52% have any postsecondary education. The construction industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 11%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 7%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 7%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 10%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 7%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 8%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 8%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 7%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 10%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 6%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 3%
  • $200,000 and over - 0%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 30%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 25%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 16%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Construction - 13%
  • Retail trade - 12%
  • Manufacturing - 11%

Employment

  • Employed - 63% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 4% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 31% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Farewell Homes

In Farewell, there are a mix of home types. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 34% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 9% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 53%
  • Semi-detached house - 4%
  • Duplex - 16%
  • Row house - 14%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 11%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 0%
  • Not condominium - 98%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 6%
  • 2 bedrooms - 25%
  • 3 bedrooms - 48%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 20%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 31%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 6%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 8%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 13%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 9%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 1%
  • 1960 or before - 31%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 74%
  • Renter - 24%

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