Lunch Date Ideas In The Downtowns Of Durham

From fresh sandwiches to combo plates and tasty tacos, we’ve curated a list of restaurants with delicious lunch options, and paired them with something fun to do. From hikes and hot yoga, to thrifting and bowling, grab your best friend and head out for a local adventure. Salads and Maker Markets The Toasted Walnut, Bowmanville […]

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Gift Guide: Shop in Durham Region’s Downtowns

Gifting is an art form, and it’s not always easy to find the perfect gift for that special someone. So, we’re saving you some steps, and put in the leg work, to find the best gifts for everyone on your holiday gifting list. It’s all wrapped up with a tidy bow! It was a true […]

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Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix in Durham Region’s Downtowns

Ah, pumpkin spice season. Some love it and some love to hate it, but either way pumpkin spice season has become an autumn tradition. Here is a list of downtown Durham Region cafés and restaurants where you can indulge in your pumpkin spice passion. From pumpkin donuts, scones and even pumpkin tarts, we’ve built you a pumpkin spice bucket list to enjoy! When venturing […]

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Insiders Guide to CONVERGENCE 2023

Have you ever wanted to go to massive music and arts festival—for free? Great news, the first-ever CONVERGENCE 2023 festival is just around the corner. This large music and arts festival will be taking over Downtown Oshawa from September 22 to 24, and features both free community events and various ticketed events. With events throughout […]

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12 Places to Grab Delicious Ice Cream in Durham’s Downtowns

Whether you’re a parent or an educator, a business owner or a hockey fan, or maybe all of the above, there is something we all have in common—it’s been a rocky year. But not to fear, summer is here! And, what better way to celebrate the official start of summer than with some rocky road […]

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Where to Find Iced Coffee in Durham’s Downtowns

It’s getting hot. What better way to cool off (and survive a summer with the kids) than with a tasty to-do list? Here are 12 places to get iced coffee and other iced bevies in Durham Region’s downtowns.   1. Downtown Beaverton: Cool Cow 367 Simcoe Street, Beaverton Although not specifically iced coffee, the Cool Cow does make cold drinks like ripe raspberry, […]

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14 Patios to Visit in Durham Region’s Downtowns

If you’ve spent a summer in Canada, then you know the powerful pull of a great Canadian staple: the patio. From private, tucked away nooks, to main street seats, waterfront vistas or a simple slice of shade, patios come in all shapes and sizes. Each offers something special; an amazing outdoor experience. The eclectic mix […]

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Durham’s best pizza prize goes to…

You’ve asked and we’ve delivered. Well, not really delivered in the traditional sense as we’re not driving to your place with a hot, fresh pizza. But, we’re getting you started on finding your new favourite pizza in Durham Region’s downtowns. Whether you like it saucy, meaty, gluten- or dairy-free, plant-based or halal, there are endless […]

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Fun family-friendly trips east of Toronto

 If you’re looking for some family fun, plan an easy, family friendly day trip or overnight getaway in Durham Region!   With restaurants featuring tasty kids’ menus, hands-on museums, retro games, candy shops and, of course, ice cream, there are so many family friendly activities to discover in Durham.   Whether you have kids to entertain […]

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Rise and shine with Durham Region’s delicious breakfast spots

There’s something comforting about meeting friends for “the most important meal of the day.” From the squeak of the vinyl booth as you slide over to score a corner seat, to the reassuring weight of a coffee mug nestled in your hands, going out for breakfast has been ritual in Durham Region for a century. […]

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Eat Your Way Around the World in Durham Region’s Downtowns

Durham Region is a delicious place to live. With more than 1,300 farms and 13 farmers’ markets, there’s an abundance of fresh local food being grown right here in the region. Across the region, you can find everything from haggis to halal options. It truly does seem that a new small grocer is opening up […]

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11 downtown adventures for any occasion

Connect with us on social to tell us your favourite things to do in the region using #DurhamTourism! @DurhamTourism’s social: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Downtown Ajax: Bowling and burritos For a fun night out, try pairing authentic Mexican food from Mexico Lindo with a few games of bowling at Ajax Bowling Centre! After sinking […]

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