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Recent Investments

Companies choose to expand here

A key measure of economic activity and growth in any community is the level of new investment. Recent investments include:

  • GO Transit East Rail Maintenance Facility:
    • $859M investment in a maintenance, repair and storage facility for the GO commuter train network.
    • Creating 300-400 full time jobs, primarily skilled trades positions.
    • Construction scheduled for completion in 2017.
  • Durham College Centre for Food:
    • The 36,000 sq. ft. facility opened in September 2013. It includes teaching classrooms, kitchens and a full-service green-certified restaurant, Bistro '67, which is open to the public.
    • After opening, the facility has been expanded, with the addition of several greenhouses, an orchard, agriculture planting and demonstrator gardens.
  • IKEA Canada
    • In Spring 2016, IKEA opened a Pick-Up and Order Point, one of the first in Canada.
    • The 33,000 sq. ft. facility features a showroom and distribution centre. 
    • Customers who have shopped online can pick up their products locally.
  • Promotional Products Fulfillment and Distribution (PPFD)
    • In Spring 2016, PPFD undertook a major expansion of its state-of-the-art warehouse facility. 
    • Company specializes in providing warehouse management, marketing services and customer relationship management for a diverse client base.
  • Geekspeak
    • An e-commerce company, Geekspeak set up its head office in Downtown Whitby in 2015.
    • Company specializes in e-commerce product content, product photography, content SEO and catalogue management.
  • Candevcon Limited
    • Professional engineering and planning services firm set up an office in 2015.
  • Devry Smith Frank LLP
    • Full-service law firm based in Toronto established an office in Whitby in 2015 to service clients in Durham Region.
  • Noa Fisheries
    • Fish farm established in Whitby in 2015.
    • Company specializes in fish-farming of tilapia and also offers courses in aquaponics.
  • Laser Quest
    • Indoor laser tag facility offering games for children and adults opened in 2015.
  • Cam-Scott Transport Ltd., truck transportation:
    • In 2014, Cam-Scott relocated its business headquarters to Whitby.
    • A fleet of trucks delivers fresh, frozen and dry goods throughout the United States from the Atlantic Ocean to the Rocky Mountains.
  • SkyZone Trampoline Park, indoor recreation facility
    • In July 2015, SkyZone opened a brand new 34,500 sq.ft. trampoline facility that combines sports, fitness and entertainment.
  • 5 Paddles Brewing Co., craft brewery
    • 5 Paddles Brewing started in Whitby in 2013 and has already expanded, more than doubling in size.
  • Brock Street Brewing Company, craft brewery
    • Brock Street Brewing opened in 2015 to serve the consumer demand for craft beers.