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


14 Patios to Visit in Durham Region’s Downtowns

Simple icon of two tall buildings. Downtowns of Durham

Jun 08, 2021

Downtown Cannington

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

Alison Bennie

May 20, 2020

Downtown Beaverton

Beaverton: Durham’s Hidden Gem on Lake Simcoe

Alison Bennie

May 15, 2020

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