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Whitby is a town in Durham Region. Whitby is located in Southern Ontario east of Toronto on the north shore of Lake Ontario, and is home to the headquarters of Durham Region. 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.

When the township was originally surveyed in 1792, the surveyor, from the northern part of England, named the townships east of Toronto after towns in northeastern England: York, Scarborough, Pickering, Whitby and Darlington. The original name of "Whitby" is Danish, dating from about 867 CE when the Danes invaded Britain. It is a contraction of "Whitteby," meaning "White Village." The allusion may be to the white lighthouse on the pier at Whitby, Yorkshire, and also at Whitby, Ontario.' Although settlement dates back to 1800, it was not until 1836 that a downtown business centre was established by Whitby's founder Peter Perry.

Like much of Durham Region, demographics in Whitby are characterized mainly by rapid population growth. The median household income in 2005 for Whitby was $84,219, which is above the Ontario provincial average of $60,455.

Many residents commute to work in other Greater Toronto Area communities, and General Motors Canada in Oshawa is a major employer for all of Durham Region.

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52 THICKSON RD N, Whitby, ON L1N 7T2 52 THICKSON RD N
Whitby, ON L1N 7T2
$479,900
Open Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
28 INTREPID DR, Whitby, ON L1N 8S6 28 INTREPID DR
Whitby, ON L1N 8S6
$459,000
Open Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
145 LADY MAY DR, Whitby, ON L1R 3M4 145 LADY MAY DR
Whitby, ON L1R 3M4
$409,900
Open Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
930 BYRON ST N, Whitby, ON L1N 4P1 930 BYRON ST N
Whitby, ON L1N 4P1
$364,900
Open Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
706 COCHRANE ST, Whitby, ON L1N 5J5 706 COCHRANE ST
Whitby, ON L1N 5J5
$314,900
Open Sunday, November 23, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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