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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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Congratulations to all the winners of this year's Readers Choice Awards presented by Oshawa/Whitby This Week. Readers recognize the top three businesses in each category. The business with the most votes in each category receives the Diamond award, while Platinum and then Gold are awarded for the second and third places. To view the 2012 Oshawa/Whitby Readers' Choice Awards winners please click here Read More...
Posted by Samar Manuel on 2012-11-05

Construction and Expansion

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Now that summer has finally arrived, many home owners may think about building a backyard deck by themselves. Be careful; if it is not done correctly, you may run into problems later when you try and sell your home. Here are 7 things to remember: 1.    Do you need a building permit? Every City has its own rules, but typically, if your deck is higher than 2 feet above the ground and ... Read More...
Posted by Keeley Ward on 2014-07-08
If you are considering making the move East of Toronto, Oshawa may be the place for you. The Oshawa Center announced in early 2013 that it will be introducing a $230-million redevelopment plan beginning summer 2013.  The Oshawa Center is a shopping destination that has been an essential part of the Durham Region for over 50 years. We have seen improvements throughout the years since opening including ... Read More...
Posted by Darren Cross on 2013-04-18

Community Events

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Canadians and the world say goodbye today to former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. Mr. Flaherty was the steadying influence after the recession of 2008 in ensuring that Canada remained one of the strongest financial systems in the world. While he walked among world leaders he was also remembered as a father, a husband and as a regular person to those that knew him. Goodbye and Thank You Jim.   ... Read More...
Posted by Doug Baird on 2014-04-16
Heart to Heart clinics coming to Durham   Oshawa This Week DURHAM-- Help your heart with the annual Heart to Heart Community Cardiac Clinic this month at local malls. Health-care professionals will be available to perform blood pressure tests and provide consultations on heart disease risks. The Central East Cardiac Care Program created the clinics to improve access to cardiac services ... Read More...
Posted by Debbie Dawson on 2014-02-14

Market Reports and Conditions

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Reasons Why You Should Stop Renting Continual rent increases No economic security, and no certainty about how much your rent may go up in the next three years No tax benefits No price appreciation Read More...
Posted by Carrie Bond on 2014-08-06
By: Susan Pigg Business Reporter, Published on Wed Feb 05 2014 The shortage of new listings is being blamed for a 2.2-per-cent decline in home sales across the GTA in January and a more than 9-per-cent surge in prices, year over year, according to figures released by the Toronto Real Estate Board on Wednesday. January is always a volatile month for home sales, and there’s no doubt ... Read More...
Posted by Bruce Baird on 2014-02-14
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