Durham Region is home to fourteen distinct and diverse downtown areas.

Creating Vibrant Communities

Small businesses are the heart of a community. Our main streets and downtowns are where our parades tour, our creative businesses flourish, and where a large percentage of our workforce contributes to our economy. These areas are essential to creating vibrant communities to visit, work, and raise a family. They are central to our collective experience as residents.

This project is an initiative of the Durham Region Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) and the Economic Development and Tourism Division of the Regional Municipality of Durham. It was conceived in response to the COVID-19 crisis. While it is intended to promote the small businesses in our main street areas to endure a difficult period economically, it is also intended to help them recover.

When our doors open and our isolation ends, we’re going to keep working together to support our downtowns, encouraging residents of Durham Region--and beyond--to rediscover the #DowntownsofDurham.


Durham Tourism
605 Rossland Road East, Level 5
Whitby, Ontario
L1N 6A3

Telephone: 905-668-7711 Toll-Free: 1-800-372-1102 downtowns@durham.ca

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