Durham Region’s downtowns represent our heritage and our spirit.

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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 Bowmanville

Take Another Look at Bowmanville

Will McGuirk

May 20, 2020

Downtown Ajax

Keeping Ajax Connected

Linda Cook

May 15, 2020

Downtown Whitby

Five Fabulous Reasons To Visit Downtown Whitby

Laura Watts

May 21, 2020

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Durham Tourism August 2020 Enews

This month in Durham Region, The Old Newcastle House reflects on their 11th year in business and how they've navigated through COVID-19, The Durham Region International Film Festival (DRIFF) has…

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It Takes a Village to Support a Restaurant: The Old Newcastle House 11 Years Later

It’s a new era, and we’re all learning to navigate differently in 2020, as never before. There have been economic ups and downs in the past, but nothing like Covid. The Old Newcastle House has…

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