Durham Region’s downtowns represent our heritage and our spirit.

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Explore the Downtowns of Durham

Support main street businesses now to help preserve our vibrant communities.

Durham Region is home to thirteen distinct ‘main street’ downtowns. From historic storefronts, to culturally diverse independent restaurants; from contemporary hair salons to espresso-to-go. These businesses are in urgent need of your support now, so that they can recover and rebuild. #ShopLocal.

Stories From Downtown

Downtown Pickering Village

Holiday Shopping in Historic Pickering Village

Linda Cook

Dec 11, 2020

Downtown Ajax

Keeping Ajax Connected

Linda Cook

May 15, 2020


Durham Downtown Holiday Celebrations You Can Still Expect for 2020

Katherine Ryalen

Nov 27, 2020

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