Brock Township is arguably the most rural section of the Greater Toronto Area. Comprising the northern reaches of Durham Region, it continues to be dominated by farms and pristine natural settings.
The communities of Beaverton, Cannington and Sutherland serve as Brock’s commercial and cultural centres, and all three are popular for their recreational opportunities. Beaverton in particular is a well-known vacation spot during the summer months, due in large part to its scenic location along the shore of Lake Simcoe. Two major rail-trails cut through the township. The Beaver River Trail runs north-south between Uxbridge and Cannington, and cuts through the pristine natural setting of the Beaver River Wetlands. Branching off just south of Sutherland is the Trans-Canada Trail, which offers a walking & cycling route as far east as Peterborough.
Transportation in Brock
GO Transit and Durham Region Transit routes serve Sutherland, Cannington and Beaverton. GO offers two daily round trips connect Brock with Whitby GO station, at which point can continue to Downtown Toronto via the Lakeshore East rail line. DRT provides service to nearby Uxbridge on weekdays only. From there, connections are available to Oshawa and Whitchurch-Stouffville (where transfers can be made to the Stouffville rail line).