Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2023 01:45 AM
Community invited to share feedback by May 19
Did we get it right, Whitby? That’s the question the Town is asking the community as it launches its second phase of engagement to help finalize Whitby’s new Community Strategic Plan.
From February 21 to March 12, more than 2,100 people participated in an online survey, sharing their feedback to inform the Plan’s Vision, Strategic Pillars, and Action Items. Whitby’s green spaces, location, and waterfront are what make the community unique, the survey...
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 02:00 AM
Council highlights gives an overview of important decisions, discussions and agenda items from Whitby Council meetings. The goal is to give residents a snapshot of the meetings. More information, including Council meeting minutes, can be found at whitby.ca/CouncilCalendar
Council calls for Province, Region to declare intimate partner violence ‘epidemic’
Whitby Council is urging the Ontario Government and the Region of Durham to declare an Intimate Partner Violence “epidemic,” and is also calling...
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 01:19 AM
Whitby Mayor Elizabeth Roy has issued the following statement related to Bill 5, Stopping Harassment and Abuse by Local Leaders Act, 2022.
“Last night, Whitby Council voted to endorse Bill 5, Stopping Harassment and Abuse by Local Leaders Act, 2022.
Whitby joins approximately 30 municipal councils in Ontario that have voted to support this important bill.
Currently, there is no process to remove municipal politicians from office, even if serious acts of harassment and abuse are committed and...
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2023 06:37 AM
As the weather warms up many are thinking about ways to improve their backyard spaces. If you are looking to upgrade your own backyard space, here are the top things you need to know.1. Deck Construction
Sitting out on the deck and soaking up the sun – what could be better? Just like you plan where to place your patio furniture on your deck, you need to plan exactly where your deck goes before you build it. The Town has regulations around deck sizes and setbacks. For example, if you're...
Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2023 03:30 AM
What type of public art do you enjoy or want more of in Whitby? Where do you want to see public art in the community? The Town of Whitby is creating a new Public Art Policy to guide where and what type of public art should be located in our community – and wants to hear from you!
Once complete, the new Public Art Policy will provide a standardized process to support and grow public art projects in Whitby. As a key action item in Whitby’s Culture Plan, the policy will play a role in helping to...