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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.

Construction and Expansion

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Thinking about installing wood floors? The first decision you need to make involves the type. According to the National Wood Flooring Association, there are four types: Unfinished. This type requires you or your installer to sand and apply a finish. If you want a specific colour or style, or you're trying to match existing flooring, this might be the best option for you. Factory finished. ... Read More...
Posted by Asim Mohamed on 2014-01-16
Whether you're considering buying a particular home, selling your current property – or both – a home inspection can help. A home inspection is an inspection by a qualified professional who takes a close look at every aspect of a home – structure, wiring, plumbing, and more – and identifies issues you may not have noticed yourself. For example, a home inspection can reveal ... Read More...
Posted by Asim Mohamed on 2013-09-03

Community Events

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On April 2, the provincial transit agency Metrolinx released a list of potential revenue tools to pay for the expansion of public transit in Ontario. Fortunately for Ontario REALTORS® and provincial home buyers, the list excluded a municipal land transfer tax (LTT).   Source: libertyvillagetoronto.com via OREA on Pinterest   The Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) has been ... Read More...
Posted by Uthayakumar Yogalingam on 2013-03-04

Market Reports and Conditions

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  Canadian home prices ticked back up to a record high in December, thanks entirely to Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto, according to the Teranet-National Bank house price index. The 0.1-percent rise in home prices in December reversed a 0.1-percent decline in November, and returned the index to its all-time high. But the majority of the 11 cities that the index tracks have seen prices edge ... Read More...
Posted by Irfan Ahmad on 2014-01-15
The surprising resilience of the country’s housing market is renewing concerns that it could be overshooting. Housing starts, sales and prices are once again defying expectations, one year after Finance Minister Jim Flaherty shocked the market with tighter mortgage insurance rules. The sector is showing such strength this summer that some economists are wondering whether Mr. Flaherty will go ... Read More...
Posted by Irfan Ahmad on 2013-08-22
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