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 Port Perry

Downtown Port Perry Spotlight: Cycle Life

Simple icon of two tall buildings. Downtowns of Durham

May 06, 2021

Pickering Nautical Village

Holiday Shopping in Pickering Nautical Village: Shop Local, Shop Early

Linda Cook

Nov 23, 2020

Downtown Port Perry

Port Perry is Perfect For The Family

Jason King

May 15, 2020Port Perry

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