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Posted Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Town of Whitby’s efforts to protect the community from the risk of flooding, including that caused by climate change, will be better supported thanks to funding received through the federal National Disaster Mitigation Program.   Funding received through the program will enable the Town to better identify potential risks and priority local infrastructure improvements related to local flood mitigation. “It is essential to ensure we are prepared to address the serious challenges ...

Posted Tuesday, July 02, 2019

An important part of Whitby's history and local architecture will be better protected and preserved through the creation of a new Heritage Conservation District (HCD) - Werden's Plan Neighbourhood. Heritage Conservation Districts use guidelines and policies to help ensure that the significance and character of an area - including architecture, views and streetscapes - are protected. The Werden's Plan Neighbourhood HCD covers 250 properties including residential properties, landmark buildings, ...

Posted Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Town is committed to maintaining Whitby’s parks and trails as an important part of our vibrant community. To improve the health and longevity of local parks and trails, the Town conducts regular clean-ups, grass cutting and infrastructure inspections and repairs on the more than 120 parks and the over 75 kilometres of trails in Whitby.  To build on the Town’s efforts, community groups, neighbours and local businesses are invited to join together to take part in the Town’s ...

Posted Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Last night, Whitby’s Town Council unanimously passed a motion to declare climate change an emergency. With the declaration, the Town joins numerous cities – including Kingston, Burlington, Hamilton, London (UK), Los Angeles and Vancouver – that have declared the same, recognizing the significant risks posed by climate change around the world. “It is time to end the silence about the catastrophic threat of Global Warming,” said Whitby Mayor Don Mitchell. “By d...

Posted Monday, June 24, 2019

Len Cullen StatueThe Town’s Cullen Central Park (located at 300 Taunton Road West) is now home to a new bronze statue honouring the late Len Cullen, a visionary entrepreneur in the horticulture industry and founder of Cullen Gardens and Miniature Village. Gifted to the Town by Cullen’s daughter, Sue Green, and her husband Bryan – the statue was designed by award-winning Canadian sculptor Ruth Abernethy and unveiled during a special ceremony at Cullen Central Park on Saturday, June 22. Abernet...