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Building Activity

The community of choice to build and grow

As one of the fastest growing communities in Canada, Whitby strives for well-managed growth, and a diverse and sustainable economy.

Construction Value of Building Permits

Whitby has made significant investments in improving its educational, recreational and cultural facilities to contribute to an overall better quality of life for residents and businesses.

In 2017, Whitby's building permit activity had a construction value of over $189.6 million.  Find more information about Whitby's building permits and to download an online building permit application, visit the Town of Whitby or call the Building Division at 905.430.4305. 

The following is a summary of the permit types and construction values from 2011-2017:

CONSTRUCTION VALUE OF BUILDING PERMITS 2011-2017

YEAR

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

INDUSTRIAL

INSTITUTIONAL 

TOTAL 

 2017

$104.0 million

$12.6 million 

$10.5 million 

$62.5 million 

$189.6 million 

 2016

$177.5 million 

$8.8 million 

$40.1 million 

$48.5 million 

$274.9 million 

2015

      $125.7 million

        $11.7 million

        $28.8 million

        $3.2 million

     $169.4 million

2014

$109.4 million

 $17.8 million

 $23.4 million

 $44.8 million

 $195.4 million

2013

     $86.4 million

$13.8 million

         $5.8 million

$22.5 million

$129.4 million

2012

$149.4 million

$21.2 million

$8.5 million

$82.6 million

$262.0 million

2011

$230.5 million

$34.9 million

$6.2 million

$8.7 million

$282.0 million

Source: Whitby Planning and Development Department, 2017

Permits and Planning Approvals

New commercial and industrial developments, as well as additions to existing structures are required to receive site plan approval from the Town. The site plan approval process varies depending on the complexity of the development; however, the typical process takes between 4-6 months. Minor additions may be fast-tracked and a stage permitting process may be available to assist with tight timetables.