Whitby is a town in Durham Region. Whitby is located in Southern Ontario east of Ajax and west of Oshawa, on the north shore of Lake Ontario, and is home to the headquarters of Durham Region. It had a population of 128,377 at the 2016 census and it is approximately 20 km (12 mi) east of the Toronto borough of Scarborough, and it is known as a commuter suburb in the eastern part of the Greater Toronto Area. While the southern portion of Whitby is predominantly urban and an economic hub, the northern part of the municipality is more rural and includes the communities of Ashburn, Brooklin, Myrtle, and Myrtle Station.
Whitby has a strong sense of community. We pride ourselves on our active community centres, many of which offer recreational and educational programming and have facilities available for rent. There are also countless ways for you to get involved in community events and festivals by attending with friends and family or volunteering your time or talents. Browse our Community Calendar to learn more about events held throughout the year.
You can also visit Community and Sports Organizations for resource links to the many community groups in our area, read about Community Connection, or learn more about our Town’s rich heritage and historic downtowns. Whatever your interest, Whitby is the community of choice for residents, visitors, and businesses, with plenty of activities for all to enjoy!
The Community of Choice for business
The Town of Whitby, one of the fastest growing municipalities in Ontario and Canada, is centrally located and part of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area, Canada’s economic engine. While steeped in history, Whitby has developed a vibrant and progressive character making it an incredible place to live and do business.
Whitby has a very diverse economy, a well-educated and skilled workforce as a result of outstanding post secondary institutions in the community, excellent transportation options to connect business to the rest of the world, and a competitive cost environment to support industry. Combine these attributes with being a well planned community with plenty of recreational, cultural, and residential alternatives…and that adds up to a Community of Choice. Experience what Whitby can do for you. Visit choosewhitby.ca