When exploring new areas, people want/need to know what is available. Durham's main industry has and still is furniture. Durham Furniture Inc. has been employing people since 1899 making beautiful hardwood bedroom furniture which currently sells to the North American market.
Durham also has a hospital and is currently undergoing some transformation as the next door clinic is joining onto the hospital. Durham also has been a hockey town for many years and minor sports also includes baseball and my favorite, soccer. There is a curling rink and for those that enjoy dining out, Durham boasts some fantastic restaurants.