Whitby is located in the centre of Ontario’s Durham region; around 48 kilometres east of Toronto. The town dates back to 1855, but today is a suburb of the Greater Toronto Area.
The location of the town means that there is plenty to see and do, not only within Whitby itself, but also outside of the town. Still, it is not often visited by tourists, though it does have a lot of charm.
There are historic streets, nature, green spaces and cultural sites just waiting to be discovered.
The area was first known as Perry’s Corners after Peter Perry, an early settler. It was also known as Windsor but was renamed Whitby in 1848 after a seaside town in Yorkshire, England. Whitby was made the county town for Ontario County in 1852 and was incorporated as a town in 1855. In 1968, the former town of Whitby and township of Whitby amalgamated in to form a new municipality. When the County of Ontario was dissolved in 1974, Whitby became one of eight area municipalities in the new Regional Municipality of Durham.