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 Newcastle

Travel Through Taste Buds in Newcastle

Author profile photo of Brent Colmer Brent Colmer

Jan 12, 2021Newcastle

Downtown Oshawa

Creative Entrepreneurs: Sometimes a Crisis Brings Out Our Best

Will McGuirk

Nov 27, 2020

Downtown Cannington

A Bustling Community Warms the Cannington Winter

Alison Bennie

Jan 14, 2021

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Durham Tourism December 2020 Enews

Join Durham Tourism and the Durham Region Joint Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade, BIA's and Municipalities to celebrate #ShopInDurham Week from December 14 to 20. We have a special request for…

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Now more than ever, we are all in need of a helping hand. This is especially true for our local businesses, who find themselves operating under a reduced capacity due to the health and safety measures…

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