The Town of Whitby was incorporated in 1855, three years after it was chosen as the seat of government for the new County of Ontario. Although settlement dates back to 1800, it was not until 1836 that a downtown business centre was established by Whitby's founder Peter Perry.
Pearson International Airport  is situated about 45 minutes to the west by car from Whitby and is serviced by most major international carriers.
Oshawa Municipal Airport  provides a full service commercial and general aviation facility for Durham Region.
Whitby is situated along a primary VIA Rail  corridor. Trains travel both east towards Montreal and westwards towards Toronto and Western Ontario. The closest VIA Rail station is in Oshawa, Ontario, which borders Whitby to the east.
Remember to ask for student fares if you have an ISIC card.
Major highways leading into Toronto from Whitby are the 401, highway 7/407ETR , and highway 12. Be advised that traffic on highways can be extremely heavy, especially during rush hours.
Several taxi services are available:
Circle Taxi - 128 Brock Street North - (905) 668-6666
Ajax Taxi - Ajax - (905) 686-8888
Bell Taxi - 109 Dundas Street West - (905) 668-8888
Catch Ontario Senior Hockey League action! http://www.whitbydunlops.com/
Catch Ontario Major Lacrosse League action! http://www.brooklinredmenlacrosse.com/home.asp
Camp X Intrepid Park
"Canada's School for Secret Agents 1941-1945"
Located at Boundary Road, south of Wentworth Avenue (at Lake Ontario)
Between 1941 and 1946, British Security Co-ordination under the leadership of Sir William Stephenson, known as Intrepid, trained agents who parachuted into Nazi occupied territory to not only lead the resistance movement, but to provide valuable information to invading Allied Armies. Intrepid Park is accessible by Whitby's Waterfront Trail.
416 Centre Street South, Whitby The Centennial Building was built in the early 1850s as the Ontario County Courthouse. Designed by prominent architects Frederick Cumberland and Wallace Storm, this building served from 1854 until 1964 as a trial court and a meeting place for County Council. In 1967, a local Centennial project turned the building into a community centre. The courthouse presently houses the Whitby Courthouse Theatre , a banquet facility, local archives and is used by community organizations. In 1979, the Centennial Building was designated as a Heritage Structure under the Ontario Heritage Act, and a Heritage Easement was registered with the Ontario Heritage Foundation in 1984, protecting the heritage value of both the property and the building.
Historic Whitby and Brooklin
Many of Whitby's significant buildings of architectural heritage exist today and are in remarkably good state of repair, serving new and useful purposes for the citizens of the town and for generations to come. Whitby has joined over 200 other Ontario cities and towns in taking steps through the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (LACAC) to ensure that the fine buildings that give character and individuality to the community are preserved for the future as practical and aesthetic evidence of the past. For further information on LACAC contact the Secretary, LACAC, Municipal Building, Town of Whitby, 575 Rossland Road East, Whitby, ON L1N 2M8 or Tel: 905-668-5803.
Hunter Farms in Brooklin is the largest Emu farm in Ontario. Prearranged guided tours offer an informative and educational learning experience on these unusual exotic birds, as well as a Petting Zoo of uncommon farm animals. Call regarding tour arrangements: 905-655-3393. (No longer a petting zoo and no longer does tours or shows the birds. According to the lady who answered the phone they are only a gift shop now)
The Station Gallery
1450 Henry Street (Victoria & Henry Streets) Whitby, Ontario Tel: 905-668-4185 E-mail: [email protected]
In 1967, a group in Whitby started a community gallery, operating under the name Whitby Arts Incorporated. In 1969 a Victorian Grand Trunk Railway Station located in Whitby, was slated for demolition. The community gallery group, supported by interested volunteers and benefactors purchased and moved the Station in 1971 to Henry and Victoria Streets. 'Station Gallery' was adopted as the name to reflect the heritage of the building.
Supported by unprecedented municipal cultural commitment, the Station Gallery began a major transformation on November 11, 2005. The original Victorian Railway Station and Port Stanley boxcar were moved across the street to its new location on the Iroquois Park Sports Complex landscape and expanded.
The building expansion saw Station Gallery's space increase to close to 10,000 sq. feet. Designed by Phil Goldsmith of the nationally acclaimed Goldsmith, Borgel and Company, the new addition significantly enhanced gallery capacity with increased exhibit, studio, collection storage and administrative space.
The newly renovated Station Gallery re-opened on January 3, 2006 with an exhibition comprised of a selection of works from the Canada Council Art Bank entitled Cross-Over.
Station Gallery has operated as a community visual arts centre for over 35 years. Be sure to stop in and check out the beautiful architecture of both the new and previous Station Gallery exhibition spaces. Admission to the Station Gallery is free.
Trafalgar Castle School
An independent residential and day school for girls, located on Reynolds Street in Whitby is situated on 10 acres of lovely grounds. The original castle was constructed between 1859 and 1862 as the residence of Nelson Gilbert Reynolds, Sheriff of Ontario County at that time. The impressive stature of the original castle with 73 rooms has retained its elegance through the years. An increased expansion has complemented the gothic architecture, as well as provided the ultimate in added space for educational programs. Girls from all over the world attend this academic independent school, where enrollment is kept to a maximum of 240 students to maintain the optimum teaching environment. The school is located at 401 Reynolds Street, Whitby, L1N 3W9.
Tel: 905-668-3358. Internet: http://www.castle-ed.com .
Whitby Courthouse Theatre
The Theatre, located in the Centennial Building, provides quality community theatre to the public. For information on upcoming productions, visit their website. Internet: http://www.whitbytheatre.org .
The Town of Whitby Marketing and Economic Development Department produces yearly a Events Calendar and Visitors Guide that lists tourist attractions, special events, cultural activities, tournaments, festivals, and craft shows happening in Whitby throughout the year. The Calendar of Events is available at any branch of the Whitby Public Library or the Community and Marketing Services Department of the Town of Whitby, 575 Rossland Road East, Whitby.
Events are listed in the Tourism section of the Town of Whitby website.
The following list provides an overview of the variety of events happening in Whitby in 2001.
* Brooklin Spring Fair - First Saturday in June * Heber Down and Lynde Shores Conservation Areas - seasonal activities * Station Gallery - Art exhibitions, special events, workshops * Downtown Special Happenings * Crafts and Collectibles Shows * Music in the Park - Rotary Centennial Park * County Town Carnival - Late June * Theatre productions * Santa Claus Parade * New Years Eve Celebrations
Brock Centre - Brock St. and Gilbert St.
Downtown Whitby - Dundas St. and Brock St.
Downtown Brooklin - Baldwin St. and Winchester Rd.
Dryden Square Plaza- Thickson Rd. N. and Dryden Blvd.
Kendalwood Plaza - Dundas St. E. and Kendalwood Rd.
Pringle Creek Plaza - Anderson St. and Manning Rd.
Queen's Common - Dundas St. W. at McQuay Blvd.
Rossland Plaza - Rossland Rd. E. and Garden St.
Thickson Place - Thickson Rd. and Dundas St. E.
Thickson Ridge Power Centre - Victoria St. and Thickson Rd.
Town Plaza - Dundas St. W. and Frances St.
Whitby Mall - Thickson Rd. S. Dundas St. E
Whitby Town Square - Garden St. and Rossland Rd. E.
Pimentos120 Brock St N., Whitby, ON (905)666-3005
Bella Notte3370 Brock St. N., Whitby, ON (905)430-5744
Mondo Ristorante 121 Green St., Whitby, ON (905)430-9558
The Tap and Tankard
The Tilted Kilt
Johnny B's (Whitby Centrum)
J.P. Fitzpatrick's (Whitby Centrum, Consumers Rd)
Bon Voyage Motel
7645 Baldwin Street, Brooklin, ON L1M 1Y5 905-655-5308
732 Dundas St. E. Whitby, ON L1N 2J7 http://canadianainn.com/ 905-668-3686 1-800-570-9670
Ezra Annes House Bed & Breakfast
239 Wellington St. Whitby, ON L1N 5L7 http://www.ezraannes.com 905-430-1653
Heritage House Bed & Breakfast
9560 Mud Lake Road Myrtle Station, ON L0B 1A0 905-655-3563
Holiday Inn Express
180 Consumers Drive Whitby, ON http://www.hiexpress.com 905-665-8400 1-800-HOLIDAY
134 Byron St. N. Whitby, ON L1N 4M9 905-668-6879
165 Consumers Road Whitby, ON http://www.motel6.com 905-665-8883 800 4-Motel 6
Quality Suites Hotel
843 Dundas St. W. Whitby, ON L1N 2N6 905-668-8170
940 Champlain Ave Oshawa, ON L1J 7A6
http://www.travelodge.com 905-436-9500 1-800-578-7878
3775 Brock St. N. Whitby, ON L1N 5R5 905-668-8422