Whitby is a town, located in the Durham Region of Southern Ontario, Canada. It is located on the north shore of Lake Ontario and is 48 km (29 miles) from the city of Toronto. The town is primarily urban, and is divided into economic south and a rural south district. Whitby has four communities in its territory; they include Ashburn, Brooklin, Myrtle, and Myrtle Station.
Whitby is mainly a commuter town for Toronto and the surrounding area. General Motors Canada is situated in nearby Oshawa. This is a major employer in the Durham Region. Other major companies and manufacturers in the region include Patheon, Johnson Controls, and Automodular Assemblies. The city accommodates a steel mill and a warehouse for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. In Whitby and the surrounding area you will find many options for office space.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Whitby offers visitors a variety of sights and things to do including the courthouse’s Centennial Building, the historical Camp X Intrepid Park, Hunter Farms, and Trafalgar Castle School. Art lovers will enjoy the Station Gallery or Whitby Courthouse Theatre. Sports fans can watch the local hockey and Lacrosse teams or participate in activities at the Iroquois Park Sports Complex. You can hike or bike on Whitby’s Waterfront Trail, visit the Heber Down Conservation Area, or the Whitby Yacht Club. The city offers a diverse selection of restaurants including Bella Notte – featuring traditional Italian foods. Among the items on the menu are seafood risotto, penne with spicy sausage, and maple-glazed salmon. Another option is The Firkin – a pub with a British vibe.
Whitby is a forty-five minute drive from Pearson International Airport, serviced by most of the major international carriers. You can also reach Whitby by bus, with transportation is provided by companies like Coach Canada and Megabus from Montreal, GO Transit from Toronto, and Durham Region Transit. The VIA Rail train provides services in the bordering Oshawa which will get you near Whitby, or you can take the GO Transit trains and buses. The town is reachable by car from Toronto through several highways. Besides driving, transportation inside town is possible by Durham Region Transit, with connections to Go Transit buses and trains and by several taxi services.