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 Ajax

Keeping Ajax Connected

Linda Cook

May 15, 2020

Downtown Cannington

Cannington… “in the heart of Ontario”… so says our sign.

Alison Bennie

May 20, 2020

Downtown Newcastle

Newcastle Has a Nose for Cooking

Will McGuirk

May 20, 2020

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