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Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2018

CCBI ToastingDurham College and its Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship held an official opening of the Centre for Craft Brewing Innovation (CCBI) at the Whitby campus in March. Consisting of a pilot brew line and brew lab, which were purchased using a $150,000 grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the CCBI offers craft brewers access to expertise and state-of-the-art technology, as well as micro-analytical and research services.“We are very excited ...

Posted Friday, March 16, 2018

Hackathon presentationgeekspeak was inspired by the energy and enthusiasm displayed by the growing tech community in Whitby and hosted the second annual hackathon March 8 and 9, 2018. Hack for Good: <CODE/GREEN> had 10 teams develop functioning apps in just 36 hours. After two hours of presentations, the following teams demonstrated the best apps:Team Terra (winner of $2,000) with their app “Terra: Trained Environment Recognition Recycling Assistant,” that incorporates artificial intelligence and ...

Posted Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Front and Back side of the BuildingReptilia announced that they are constructing a 31,000 sq.ft. facility at 1400 Victoria Street East in Whitby. Reptilia is an indoor reptile zoo and education centre. They provide interactive education of reptiles, amphibians and arachnids. Reptilia staff were at their new site for a media event on January 23, 2018. Reptilia’s Whitby location is expected to open its doors in June and generate about 50 local jobs.“We are pleased to see a growing number of major entertainment attract...

Posted Friday, October 13, 2017

East Rail Maintenance Yard (June 2017)The new GO Transit Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility is nearing completion, and will support faster, more frequent GO rail service to Durham Region and across the entire network. Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca toured the new facility today with Celina Caesar-Chavannes, MP for Whitby, Granville Anderson, MPP for Durham, and Phil Verster, President and CEO of Metrolinx. The 500,000 square foot facility, which is on track to be completed by the end of 2017, will include maintenance, repair...

Posted Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Concept RenderingThe Nordik Group’s plan to develop a third Spa-Nature next to Cullen Central Park in Whitby is progressing. The team is excited to inform the public of the various steps that must be taken before construction can begin.Currently, the Nordik Group team is focusing its efforts on finalizing the studies and reports needed to submit a complete site plan application to the Town of Whitby (the Town), which will take place on October 30. Once submitted, the application will be reviewed by the Tow...