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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.

Local Attractions

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For over 40 years Santa has made his way up Markham's Main Street "ho, ho, ho-ing" and waving at hundreds of eager children.  For me, this truly marks the arrival of the holiday season! This Saturday, November 30, the tradition continues!  The parade begins at 11 a.m. with over 100 floats and marching bands traveling up Main Street (Hwy 48) beginning at Hwy 7 and finishing ... Read More...
Posted by John Procenko on 2013-11-27
The time has come, you are ready to enter the exciting world of home ownership. You’ve saved, you’ve imagined and now you are ready to put a deposit on the home of your dreams (when you find it, of course). Buying your first home can be exhilarating and overwhelming all at the same time. Take a deep breath and follow these tips to make your first experience a great one. Consider all ... Read More...
Posted by John Procenko on 2013-10-23

Construction and Expansion

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Should You Buy a New or Existing Home? Buyers have so many choices these days. But after narrowing down the location and selecting the type of home you want to purchase (single-family or condo) , there’s one more decision to make: Should you buy a new home or an existing one? The answer depends upon both your budget and lifestyle. Open up your local newspaper on any given day, and you’re ... Read More...
Posted by Michelle Lu-Do on 2013-04-21
  Spring is here, spring is here!   Spring is here and hopefully the weather will catch up. Waiting for the nicer weather it’s still a great time to get your home ready for spring and summer. Here’s a list of chores to consider for the month of April and May:   1.   ROOF CHECK UP:   There are 2 places you need to inspect your roof. From the ... Read More...
Posted by Andy Ryan on 2013-04-16

Community Events

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Things to do and see in and around Toronto In a few short hours the season’s first long weekend, and unofficial start of summer, begins. This year, Victoria Day falls on May 20, and it’s looks like we’ll have some great weather to get outside and enjoy some fun events happening in and around the city. Victoria Day Fireworks at Ashbridges Bay Elena Elisseeva / Shutterstock.com ... Read More...
Posted by Sharon Hunt on 2013-05-17
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 – CENTURY 21 Canada recognized Toronto award winners March 5 at this year’s Kickoff 2013 conference and awards event, held at the Toronto Congress Centre.    More Toronto Kickoff 2013 photos on Facebook  Once again, Leading Edge Realty is the #1 Century 21 Firm in Canada by Production and Units! Congratulations to our 2012 Award Winners and thank ... Read More...
Posted by Sharon Hunt on 2013-03-12

Family & Kids

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Canada's housing price keeps moving up quickly year by year, which cause a lot of people to move to suburbs or plan to move to suburbs to reduce their costs. Usually we tend to think that the housing price in suburbs are cheaper and  will save us more money. However, there are some major expenses that we may not been thinking about. Here Stefania Moretti from MoneySense Magazine shows ... Read More...
Posted by Eric Tiftikci on 2013-11-12
Each year, many tragic residential fires happen during the holiday season. Most can be prevented. To ensure your happy holiday doesn't turn into a disaster, you need to follow some extra important fire safety precautions. Supervise children Don't leave small children alone in the home - even for a moment. Teach children to stay away from candles, fireplaces, trees and space heaters. Keep ... Read More...
Posted by Wally Buczkowski on 2012-12-13

Market Reports and Conditions

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  Search Toronto MLS Listings   Despite Crazy Winter Weather, December Sales Up Despite the crazy winter weather in December, residential sales were up by almost 14 per cent compared to 2012. Toronto Real Estate Board President Dianne Usher believes that home ownership in the GTA will remain affordable as borrowing costs stay low. The result could be a further increase in ... Read More...
Posted by Sharon Hunt on 2014-01-07
Latest News in the Market  The City of Toronto has been debating whether or not to increase development charges. With many new residents moving to Toronto every year, the City feels that in needs to be pulling in more money to accommodate the growth. The proposed changes to Toronto’s development charges According to a staff report on development charges, the City needs to increase ... Read More...
Posted by Joe Divita on 2013-07-06

Restaurants / Bars / Coffee Houses

Beautiful Beyond The Sea Suites: Live By The Lake! Nestled in an idyllic setting near the Etobicoke shoreline on Lake Shore Blvd. W. just west of Parklawn Rd., this exclusive award-winning, three-tower condominium community promises the ultimate in luxury, comfort and urban lakeside living. FOR SALE: - VISTA model, 1+den, 657sf., high floor, parking and locker $299,900 ... Read More...
Posted by Ken Yeung on 2013-01-22
I Love Debbie's Cafe!! Tell her Jasmine Lee sent  you and order my fave - Chicken Aubergene and the Apple Crumble Cake :)   Debbie's Boutique Café is a European inspired trendy café and gift boutique in the heart of downtown Ajax. A hangout for organic coffee, tea and dessert lovers, a place to dream of as you try to escape the daily stress of life and just a comfortable ... Read More...
Posted by Jasmine Lee on 2012-10-21

Sports & Activities

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It’s scary, but it’s a necessity. During the colder months, we tend to let household clutter and stuffiness build up in our homes, making them less enjoyable, increasingly stressful environments and cabin fever inducing. As the season of fresh, new beginnings, spring has, over time, been linked to  cleaning, getting rid of clutter and starting anew. So, in the spirit of the season, ... Read More...
Posted by Paul Baron on 2011-04-24
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