News

Click here to subscribe for news and notices

Posted Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Supporting Whitby's Local Agriculture SectorThe Whitby Farmers' Market will reopen with health and safety measures for the 2020 season starting this Wednesday, July 15. More important than ever to shop from local businesses and support the community, the market will be open every Wednesday until October 14, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Celebration Square, in front of the Whitby Public Library. During this time, visitors can shop outdoors for fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, unique ha...

Posted Tuesday, July 14, 2020

New Backyard Tree Planting Program Aims to Enhance Whitby’s Urban Forest Residents can spruce up their backyard by planting native trees on their property with the help of a new Backyard Tree Planting Program. The Town’s new program – offered in partnership with the Region of Durham, neighbouring municipalities and LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) – will help Whitby become a greener community by subsidizing up to 50 per cent the cost for residents to ...

Posted Friday, June 26, 2020

The Town of Whitby and Downtown Whitby Business Improvement Area (BIA) are working together to provide new ways to support the safe reopening of area businesses. Last Friday, June 19, as part of the Whitby’s move into Stage 2 of reopening, the Town announced the waiving of application fees and development of an expedited approval and permitting process for outdoor patio spaces. Minor construction on some outdoor patio spaces will be compeleted this month in Downtown Whitby. This week, in...

Posted Thursday, June 25, 2020

Series to feature artistic talents of local musicians Starting Wednesday, July 8, Whitby residents will be able to enjoy live performances from local musicians from the comfort of their homes during ‘Whitby Live’ – the Town’s new virtual summer concert series. “Whitby Live is about sharing the incredible talent of our local musicians,” said Mayor Don Mitchell. “We have something for every musical taste, so please join us for a summer of song.” Pe...

Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Splash pads to reopen by end of month On, Monday, June 15, the Ontario government announced that municipalities within the Durham Region Public Health Unit – including the Town of Whitby – can move into Stage 2 to re-open our local economy. Here’s what residents need to know as the Town moves into Stage 2: Summer Camps On Wednesday, June 3, the municipality announced the cancellation of all in-person Town of Whitby, Community Connection, and Station Gallery summer day camps,...