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 Oshawa

Listen Up; Oshawa is the Music City

Will McGuirk

May 20, 2020

Downtown Orono

A Winter Date in Downtown Orono

Author profile photo of Brent Colmer Brent Colmer

Feb 18, 2021Newcastle


Durham Downtown Holiday Celebrations You Can Still Expect for 2020

Katherine Ryalen

Nov 27, 2020

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Compose an ode to a business you love, highlight an exciting event, or tell a first-person account of a cool Downtowns of Durham experience. Sign up to be a contributor and your story could be published here.

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Latest Downtowns of Durham Partner Updates
Durham Tourism April Enews 2021

This month in Durham Region, the War on Whiskey tours are taking us back to the 1920s, Station Gallery is celebrating 50 years of Art, Stories and Love, you can enter to win with the "Snap a Selfie"…

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Durham Tourism March 2021 Enews

This month in Durham Region, explore the Downtowns of Durham and read stories from our local contributors, "Snap a Selfie" with a sculpture and enter to win a prize, experience the frosty days of…

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