When you think of Whitby, you think of small town charm. While there is no lack of charm in this lovely community, that doesn’t mean Whitby is sleepy. If anything, it’s the opposite! The population has been on the rise, with a 5.2% change reported between 2011 and 2016. Being a 30 minute drive from Toronto definitely has its benefits. On one hand you’re just a short ride away from a bustling city centre, but on the other, you’re just far enough away to enjoy the peace, quiet, and sense of neighbourhood that only a close knit community like Whitby can provide. It’s this community that makes Whitby such a great place to live. We spoke to some of Whitby’s most beloved small businesses and asked them what it is that they <3 about Whitby. Here’s what they had to say:
It’s hard to believe we’re already half way through the month of August. Questions like, ‘How did the summer breeze by so quickly’ and ‘Wait, what happened to my summer bucket list?!’ come to mind. Don’t let the date hinder your summer ambitions though! There’s still lots of time to check some of those items off your summer ’17 bucket list. One quintessential summer activity that you definitely don’t want to miss out on is a trip to the beach. A bonus to living in one of our Brampton, Kleinburg, or Whitby communities? The perfect beach day isn’t that far away! Here are some options for a day of sand and sun nearby.
The excitement is building! There’s so much to love for the GTA and Whitby is one of those places. This gem shouldn’t be overlooked, it’s got a lot going for it. From green space to community events, it’s a great place to live and raise a family. This is why we’re thrilled to be a part of Whitby Meadows, a community that’s going to bring new life to the area near Coronation Road and Rossland Road.
But first, let us indulge you in some of the details that make Whitby the charming town you’ll want to call home. This is Whitby by the numbers:
There’s a chill in the air and winter is definitely here! When the cold weather hits, it can be a struggle to get the family out of the house. Luckily there are so many places throughout Whitby and Durham region to take the family. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite activities both for the family and for the kids to do, both outdoors and in! Hopefully it’ll give you some inspiration.
Whitby is a fast-growing city and we’re thrilled to be part of that with our newest project, Whitby Meadows. As Whitby grows and changes, lots of new businesses and attractions are opening up, but we think some of the mainstays need a little love! Below are 5 family-friendly picks we’ll never get sick of spending an afternoon on.