The Town of Whitby is located at the heart of Durham Region, on the north shore of Lake Ontario. A growing innovation district is in downtown Whitby.

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Welcome to Whitby

A rapidly growing community, Whitby offers lakefront trails, great sports facilities, and live arts and culture at its theatre and gallery locations. Whitby offers two downtown areas; in Downtown Whitby, which is home to more than 450 local businesses and also serves as the Town’s innovation district, as well as in the Village of Brooklin, a historic and fast-growing area home to restaurants, retail, spas and local shops.

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Downtown Whitby

Downtown Whitby is a destination with historic architecture and an eclectic mix of businesses and services. From the verandas of Pearson Lanes’ boutiques housed in a historic development, to the distinctive restaurants and shops surrounding the ‘four corners’ at Dundas and Brock streets, Downtown Whitby is home to more than 450 businesses. In a typical year, Whitby hosts over 200 community events, including the Whitby Farmer's Market (May to October), Whitby Heritage Day, Beer Fest, and Christmas Market.

Downtown Brooklin

Founded in 1840, Downtown Brooklin is a designated heritage conservation district in north Whitby. Many of the local businesses are run out of historic homes, such as restaurants with regionally sourced ingredients, charming home décor boutiques, and pubs with welcoming patios. Downtown Brooklin is highly walkable, with a hardware store, pharmacy and yoga and dance studios, and in a typical year is home to numerous festivals and events including the historic Brooklin Spring Fair.

Three-storey historical buildings in Downtown Brooklin


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