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Posted Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Civic Holiday will look a little different this year due to COVID-19 – here’s what you need to know leading up the long weekend: Splash Pads and Playgrounds With Stage 3, the Town’s playgrounds and splash pads are now open. Play safe by keeping 2 metres (or 6 feet) apart from those outside your household or social circle, and bring and use your own hand sanitizer frequently. For a complete list of what’s open this long weekend, visit whitby.ca/reopening. Parks, Tr...

Posted Friday, July 24, 2020

Celebrating our local community championsOn, Monday, July 20, the Ontario government announced that municipalities within the Durham Region Public Health Unit - including the Town of Whitby - can move into Stage 3 to re-open our local economy. The change is effective as of Friday, July 24, at 12:01 a.m. Stage 3 sees the further reopening of nearly all businesses in Ontario, including those located in Whitby. Residents are reminded that safe physical distancing is still required when interacting...

Posted Thursday, July 23, 2020

Playgrounds to reopen this FridayOn, Monday, July 20, the Ontario government announced that municipalities within the Durham Region Public Health Unit - including the Town of Whitby - can move into Stage 3 to re-open our local economy. The change is effective as of Friday, July 24, at 12:01 a.m. As part of the Stage 3 reopening, the Province announced gathering limits have been increased to the following: A maximum of 50 people for indoor gatherings; and,A maximum of 100 people for outdoor gat...

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 ...