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Historic Whitby

Whitby is one of Canada's fastest growing municipalities and best places to live. Whitby is part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and is the centre of Durham Region. Located about 45 minutes east of Downtown Toronto, Whitby is poised for continued growth with a recent development is the extension of Highways 407 and 412.

The heritage downtown, seasonal farmers market from May to October, award-winning marina and year-round sports and recreational activities make for an unforgettable place to call home and are part of the extraordinary amenities and services that Whitby residents enjoy every day. The town boasts a vibrant arts and culture scene including art galleries, museums and theaters that showcase the talent of local artists and actors.

Whitby combines a small-town atmosphere with the sophistication and amenities of a large urban centre. There are many arts and cultural assets in Whitby including the Whitby Public Library and Lynde House museum and Visitors Centre in downtown Whitby. Arts and culture contribute significantly to the quality of life in Whitby promoting health, family enjoyment, community interaction, learning, and creativity.

Over 470 businesses are located in Downtown Whitby, known as the heart of the Town.Throughout this historic core, distinctive restaurants' culinary cuisines will tempt your tastebuds with signature dishes and atmosphere. Downtown Whitby is more than shopping - it's a destination. The architecture highlights its unique charm, and historic buildings host an eclectic mix of businesses and services, all within easy walking distance from Inverlynn. 

Whitby 55+ Recreation Services is dedicated to keeping older adults engaged! If you're 55 years of age or older, consider joining a rich and vibrant social community and explore the endless possibilities of keeping active and healthy. Residents of all ages can enjoy a varied and rewarding lifestyle in this dynamic community.

Whether you're interested in instructional classes, leisure programs, support services, or volunteer opportunities, Whitby’s recreational services are sure to offer something that's just right for you. For more information on this desirable historic town visit Whitby.ca today!