Why you'd want to live in Whitby (including Brooklin)
Just 30 minutes east of Toronto, Whitby is considered to be the economic hub of the Durham Region. With a bustling urban and industrial area in the southern part of the town, and beautiful rural areas to the north, Whitby is a great place to call home whether you work within the town itself or in other communities across the GTA. Whitby is popular among young families, having some of the best schools in the region. There are more than 23 public, separate and private elementary schools in the municipality, housing over 12,000 students. Whitby is also home to the headquarters of the Durham District School Board. Close proximity to the 401, the new 407 extension, and excellent public transportation services from GO Transit and Durham Region Transit make the Town of Whitby a popular place for commuters to find their perfect home. There’s a lot to see and do in Whitby. With over 70 parks, 4 community centres, and 3 libraries, the town hosts many family-friendly events throughout the year. Whitby is also home to the Iroquois Sports Complex, which is comprised of 6 ice pads, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, 6 tennis courts, 5 baseball diamonds, a soccer pitch, skate park and even a food court and restaurant. For culture lovers, the Town of Whitby features the Whitby Courthouse Theatre, Station Gallery, Centennial Building, the Camp X Historical Site, and the Whitby Museum.