Investors choose Whitby to expand and grow
Whitby has seen strong growth in the past decade. Population has increased by almost 50%. Whitby has over 70,000 in its labour force. Municipal infrastructure has improved with the addition of major new highway infrastructure (Highways 407 and 412) and the widening of Highways 401 and 7.
Going forward, services (internal roads and utilities) are being extended to the new residential and employment areas opening up in West Whitby along Highway 412, and along Highway 407.
Metrolinx has also announced plans for a second GO Commuter station to be located at the Whitby-Oshawa border.
Highway 407 and 412
- Opened in Summer 2016
- Highway 407 has a 4-lane extension across North Whitby, between Whitby and Brooklin
- Highway 412 is a 4-lane north-south highway linking Highway 407 to Highway 401 in West Whitby, with interchanges at Dundas Street West, Taunton Road, and Highway 7
- For more information, visit the 407 East Development Group
GO Transit East Rail Maintenance Facility
GO Transit Commuter Station
- Future GO Station planned at the Whitby/Oshawa border, near Thornton Road and Champlain Avenue.
- Future GO Station within walking distance to Durham College - Whitby Campus.
- Development opportunities for prestige office and industrial investment adjacent to Durham College.
Commercial and Industrial Developments:
Durham Learning and Business (dLAB) District
New Employment Lands
- 1449 acres (587.6 hectares) in West Whitby (along Highway 412) and North Whitby (along Highway 407).
- Opportunities for prestige office, industrial, and commercial investment.
| New Employment Lands near Highway 412|
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West Whitby Development Area
- Heathwood Homes is planning to develop 552 single detached units and 143 townhomes/apartments at Taunton Road and Country Lane.
- Seven draft plans of subdivision and zoning by-law amendments were submitted by development companies, refer to West Whitby Subdivisions page for further details.
Brookfield Homes Condominium Development
- Brookfield Homes is planning 1,111 condominium units and 132 townhouses on former industrial lands in the Port Whitby neighbourhood at the South end of Brock Street.
- Development overlooks Whitby Harbour and is close to Whitby's major recreation centres, shopping, and the Whitby GO Station.
- Scheduled submission of planning applications in 2017; Visit www.mywhitbyharbour.com for details.