Brooklin Downtown Development Steering Committee




The Brooklin Downtown Development Steering Committee (BDDSC) is responsible for providing recommendations to Council on several matters including but not limited to:

  • Providing input into a downtown development strategy;
  • Reviewing and monitoring the implementation of downtown development initiatives including, but not limited to:
    • Streetscape improvement;
    • Fa├žade upgrades;
    • Parking, Transportation and Pedestrian circulation;
    • Downtown entrance and public open space treatment;
    • Marketing Strategies;
    • Development and Redevelopment opportunities;
    • Financial Incentives and Grants;
    • Programs and Events; and,
    • Heritage Initiatives;
  • Reviewing and providing input to the Whitby Official Plan Review, Brooklin Secondary Plan, and Community Improvement Plan; and,
  • Facilitating communication between various Downtown stakeholders.

Committee Members

Membership: 1 Member of Council, 8 Citizen Appointments, 1 Heritage Whitby Advisory Representative, 1 Whitby Chamber of Commerce Representative
  • Councillor Rhonda Mulcahy (Mayor Designate)
  • Maria McDonnell (Staff Liaison)
  • Christy Chrus (Staff Liaison)
  • Mallory Dawson, Community Engagement Librarian (Whitby Public Library)
  • Dhaval Pandya (Public Works Department Representative)
  • Daniel Acre (Chair)
  • Rick Batty
  • Sheila Bowness
  • Ryan Doble (Vice-Chair)
  • Marissa Graham (Brooklin Downtown Business Association Representative)
  • Marilyn Hill (Brooklin Spring Fair Board Representative)
  • Rick McDonnell (Heritage Whitby Advisory Representative)
  • Kyle Paterson (Whitby Chamber of Commerce Representative)
  • Cathi Westrop (Group 74 Representative)
  • Donald Wick (Brooklin Horitculture Society Representative)

Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes

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Brooklin Downtown Strategic Action Plan

BDDSC Newsletters

Services Groups of Brooklin

Volunteer with Brooklin Downtown Development Steering Committee

You can become involved by volunteering with the Brooklin Downtown Development Steering Committee.  Complete our volunteer application form to get started.