Message from Mayor Don Mitchell



Mayor MitchellI am delighted as Mayor and on behalf of the Members of Council to welcome you to the Town of Whitby, a smart, urban and connected community where people want to live, work and play.  

Good things are happening in Whitby. Our special events continue to grow and now include ‘Open Streets’ – an event that gets people active and opens the streets to people and closes them to cars.

Our two historic downtowns are emerging destinations. We are committed to their revitalization through the Downtown Whitby Action Plan, a new Community Improvement Plan and supports for local businesses - including those located within the Innovation District. We are continuing to focus on local jobs and service excellence and to raise the bar on how we do business, leverage local talent and energy, and engage residents.  

The Council Goals 2018 to 2022 build on the strong foundation we laid over the last four years. Through the Goals and our shared focus on our people, places and partnerships, we will continue to realize the full potential of our Town.

I would like to thank Council, staff, our residents and our community partners for all their support. Together, we will make Whitby a place we all love to call home.


Don Mitchell, Mayor