Why You Should Call Whitby Home
The town of Whitby is the perfect place to settle down and raise a family. This proud and bustling community is home to urban amenities, a vast arts and culture scene, amazing schools, beautiful natural landscapes and a multitude of recreational facilities and programs. In fact, Whitby was classified as one of the top 25 places to live in Canada, ranking high in the weather, health, amenities and economy categories. Enjoy a relaxing suburban lifestyle at Ivy Ridge.
Whitby’s small-town charm does not result in a lack of urban amenities, in fact there are a variety of shopping, dining, entertainment, transit and recreational options. Known as a “commuter suburb”, Whitby is located just minutes from Highway 412, 401 and 407 and is connected to the GO Transit line. It is also minutes from the Oshawa Shopping Centre which is home to a diverse and ever-growing list of stores and restaurants.
Arts & Culture
Whitby has a rich arts and culture scene, whether you prefer visual or performative arts, there are galleries, museums and events for everyone to enjoy. The Lynde House Museum, Station Gallery, Whitby Courthouse Theatre and Public Library are some of Whitby’s many arts and culture hotspots, just to name a few.
Whitby is known for having a strong sense of community. They pride themselves on their active educational programming and community centres. Including the Iroquois Park Sports Centre, one of the largest recreation facilities in Canada. As well as their busy calendar of community events and festivals, open for everyone who wishes to get involved. Events for the rest of the year include Whitby’s Christmas Tree Lighting and the Santa Claus Parade.
Whitby has urban amenities without compromising beautiful rural landscapes, for you and your family to connect with nature. Home to Herber Down Conservation Area, Thickson’s Woods, the Whitby Waterfront Trail and so many more parks, trials and outdoor spaces, you’ll always have the opportunity to get outside and enjoy nature.
Whitby is home to a highly developed standardized public education system, funded through the Ontario Ministry of Education and operated by Municipal Boards of Education. Many public and Catholic schools in Whitby offer French immersion programs, allowing students to expand their knowledge and linguistic capabilities. Whitby also offers top-notch private schools, including one of the oldest girls’ schools in Canada, Trafalgar Castle School, as well as many post-secondary education options, including Durham Collage and the Durham College Skills Training Centre.