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Overview of Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Whitby is commonly considered part of the Greater Toronto Area, although for census purposes it belongs to the greater Oshawa Metropolitan Area. They are both in the eastern part of the Golden Horseshoe region. As is the case with Oshawa, several major manufacturing businesses are located in Whitby.

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  • Population: 110 000 (2006)
  • Area: 146.52 kmĀ²
  • Latitude: 43o 52` 59' N
  • Longitude: 78o 55` 59' W
  • Weather: See forecast
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Language: English
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History of Whitby, Ontario

The Town of Whitby was incorporated in 1855, three years after it was chosen as the seat of government for the newly formed County of Ontario. Although settlement dates back to 1800, it was not until 1836 that a downtown business centre was established by Whitby`s founder Peter Perry. During the Second World War, Whitby was the location of Camp X, a secret spy training facility established by Sir William Stephenson. Whitby Township was named after the seaport town of Whitby, Yorkshire, England. When the township was originally surveyed in 1792, the surveyor, from the northern part of England, named the townships east of Toronto after towns on England`s northeastern coast: York, Scarborough, Pickering, Whitby and Darlington.

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Whitby's Demographics

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Whitby's Climate

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Education in Whitby, Ontario

Whitby is part of the Durham District School Board with both elementary and secondary schools.

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Transportation around Whitby, Ontario

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Tourism and Attractions of Whitby

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Surrounding Communities

  • Whitby
  • Port Whitby
  • Brooklin

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Geography of Whitby, Ontario

o the north of Whitby lies Scugog & Uxbridge, to the east Oshawa, south is Lake Ontario, west is Ajax/Pickering. Whitby is part of Durham Region.

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Whitby's Government

Whitby is governed by a Mayor (Marcel Brunelle), three Regional Town Councillors and four Ward Councillors. MP is Jim Flaherty (Conservative), MPP is Christine Elliott (Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario)

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Whitby's Economy and Industry

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Whitby's Culture and Significant Events

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Sports in Whitby, Ontario

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