Whitby, a suburb directly west of Oshawa, is in the heart of the Durham region, 48 km (30 mi) east of Toronto, in the eastern part of the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario. It has a population of 128,000 people (2016).
It is named after the fishing town of Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. It is twinned with Longueuil, Quebec; Feldkirch, Austria and Whitby, England.
address: 575 Rossland Rd EProduces an Events Calendar and Visitors Guide that lists tourist attractions, special events, cultural activities, tournaments, festivals, and craft shows happening in Whitby throughout the year. The calendar of events is available at any branch of the Whitby Public Library.
- Megabus (Coach Canada) provides service to Whitby from Montreal, Cornwall, Brockville, and Kingston.
- GO Transit provides commuter bus service to Whitby from Toronto and other parts of the GTA.
- Durham Region Transit provides bus service within the Town of Whitby with connections to GO Transit commuter bus and rail stations, and other municipalities in the Durham Region.
- Pearson International Airport (Malton) is on the other side of Toronto and is served by most major international carriers. Time to get there from Whitby is largely at the mercy of Toronto traffic conditions.
- Oshawa Municipal Airport provides a full service commercial and general aviation facility for the Durham Region. A few operators offer charter flights for groups of six to nine corporate passengers, but there are no scheduled passenger flights.
By trainWhitby is on a primary VIA Rail corridor. Trains travel both east towards Montreal and west towards Toronto with connections for Southwestern Ontario. The closest VIA Rail station is in Oshawa, Ontario, which borders Whitby to the east.
Remember to ask for student fares if you have an ISIC card.
GO Transit offers regular commuter train and bus service to Toronto and throughout the GTA. GO's mainline is the Lakeshore train from Hamilton through Toronto's Union Station to Oshawa and Whitby, a double-decker commuter train which runs half-hourly. Main train connections are at the Whitby GO Station.
By carThe main highway leading into Toronto from Whitby is Highway 401, the main east-west route in the Windsor-Quebec corridor.
Several taxi services are available:
- Ajax Taxi - +1 905-686-8888
- Bell Taxi - 109 Dundas St W - +1 905-668-8888
- Circle Taxi - 128 Brock St N - +1 905-668-6666
Camp X Intrepid ParkFrom 1941-1946, British Security Co-ordination under the leadership of Sir William Stephenson, known as Intrepid, trained agents who parachuted into Nazi occupied territory to not only lead the resistance movement, but to provide valuable information to invading allied armies. Intrepid Park is accessible via Whitby's Waterfront Trail.
Centennial Buildingaddress: 416 Centre St SThe Centennial Building was built in the early-1850s as the Ontario County Courthouse. Designed by prominent architects Frederick Cumberland and Wallace Storm, this building served from 1854-1964 as a trial court and a meeting place for county council. In 1967, a local centennial project turned the building into a community centre. The courthouse houses the Whitby Courthouse Theatre, a banquet facility, local archives and is used by community organizations. In 1979, the Centennial Building was designated as a Heritage Structure under the Ontario Heritage Act, and a Heritage Easement was registered with the Ontario Heritage Foundation in 1984, protecting the heritage value of the property and the building.
Whitby Courthouse TheatreQuality community theatre for the public.
Central Lake Ontario Conservation AuthorityCamping, picnicking, hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, ice skating, and wildlife viewing. Some of the facilities are accessible to the physically challenged.
Heber Down Conservation Areaaddress: Coronation RdThe quiet wooded campsite at Heber Down Conservation Area is surrounded by 633 acres of forest and valleys. This large area has many trails to explore as well as fishing opportunities and open recreation space for hiking and cross country skiing.
phone: +1 905 668-7765address: 500 Victoria St WA sports and recreation complex serving the community and the surrounding region.
Brooklin RedmenOntario Major Lacrosse League action. Plays in Iroquois Park Sports Centre.
Whitby DunlopsOntario Senior Hockey League action. Plays in Iroquois Park Sports Centre.
Port Whitby Marina
Whitby's Waterfront TrailWhitby Shores is where you will find the town's waterfront trail and other waterfront activities for all ages.
Whitby Yacht ClubServes the boating needs of over 400 members and visiting boaters. Their membership enjoy an active racing and cruising program.
phone: +1 905-655-3393The largest emu farm in Ontario. Gift shop of emu products.
phone: +1 905-430-5744address: 3370 Brock St
Brother's Restaurantphone: +1 905-668-3600
phone: +1 905-430-9558address: 121 Green St
phone: +1 905-666-3005address: 120 Brock St N
Bon Voyage Motelphone: +1 905-655-5308address: 7645 Baldwin St, Brooklin
phone: +1 905-668-3686address: 732 Dundas St E
phone: +1 905-430-1653address: 239 Wellington St
Heritage House Bed & Breakfastphone: +1 905-655-3563address: 9560 Mud Lake Rd, Myrtle Station
phone: +1 905-665-8400address: 180 Consumers Dr
Lucien Motelphone: +1 905-668-6879address: 134 Byron St N
phone: +1 905-665-8883address: 165 Consumers Rd
phone: +1 905-432-8800address: 1700 Champlain Ave
Royal Motelphone: +1 905-668-8170address: 843 Dundas St W
phone: +1 905-436-9500address: 940 Champlain Ave, Oshawa
Woodycrest Motelphone: +1 905-668-8422address: 3775 Brock St N