With Lake Ontario in the south and an expanse of preserved forest landscaped to the north, Whitby’s prime location makes getting closer to nature an easy task.
The town’s main commercial and retail district is concentrated around the intersection of Dundas Street and Brock Street. Numerous locally-owned businesses predominate here, and a pedestrian-friendly streetscape allows residents living in the vicinity to complete many errands without a car. A large number of big-box stores and other national chains are concentrated along Highway 401, while further south lies Whitby Harbour and its adjoining lakefront parks and conservation areas. To the north, the community of Brooklin offers small-town charm combined with easy access to Highway 407. Soon after, suburban subdivisions quickly give way to farms and forests.
Transportation in Whitby
Durham Region Transit provides local bus service throughout the town. This is supplemented by the agency’s Pulse bus rapid transit route along Highway 2/Dundas Street. From Whitby GO station, the Lakeshore East rail line provides service to Downtown Toronto, with travel time to Union Station being just under one hour. Trains every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends. GO also offers bus service along Highways 401 and 407, with both Brooklin and the core of Whitby both being served by multiple routes.