Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023 06:14 AM
Last night I attended a public engagement session on 1635 Dundas, hosted by the Region of Durham.
The session was attended by many residents from the neighborhood who shared their feedback and concerns.
I am deeply concerned by the behaviour of some attendees, which included yelling, physical intimidation, and offensive comments about people experiencing homelessness and members of council.
This is a very emotional issue and there will be differing viewpoints.
But the behaviour of some last night is...
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 02:00 AM
As summer comes to an end, there's still so much to see, do, and explore in Whitby. Take a look at some of the various events and activities our community has planned for this fall.1. Attend the Harvest Festival
The Harvest Festival is back for another year! On September 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., shop along the streets of Downtown Brooklin and browse local businesses, restaurants, and unique shops. There is fun for everyone with a rock wall, kid’s zone, corn mazes, live music, and much more....
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 02:00 AM
Whitby Town Council and staff recognize and value the contributions of the diverse communities that make our Town so unique and special. We also observe national and internationally recognized days and historical events. Learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Whitby.
Read on to see a list of awareness days and observances for September 2023. Be sure to subscribe to this page for updates or visit whitby.ca/calendar to see if there are any virtual or in-person events planned to...
Posted on Monday, August 14, 2023 05:00 AM
Whitby Mayor Elizabeth Roy has issued the following statement in response to the Auditor General’s special report on the Government of Ontario’s decision to remove 15 parcels of land from Greenbelt protection:
“I share the concerns raised by mayors and councillors across Ontario as well as many residents and advocacy groups following the release of the Auditor General’s special report on changes to the Greenbelt boundaries.
The decision to permanently remove protections from 15 parcels of...
Posted on Thursday, August 03, 2023 02:17 AM
New Whitby Homelessness Task Force to focus on shelter, food security, and supports for vulnerable residents
As Durham Region, including Whitby, continues to rapidly grow, more people are experiencing homelessness than ever before. The need for shelter is outpacing available community supports. Food security is also a growing concern.
The Town of Whitby is taking action to address this need in the community by working with partners from across Durham to create a more integrated and accessible...