Welcome to Whitby!

I am delighted to welcome you to Whitby, one of Canada’s fastest growing municipalities and best places to live. Whitby is in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and is the centre of Durham Region.

Located about 30 minutes east of Downtown Toronto, Whitby is poised for continued growth.  An important recent development is the extension of Highway 407 and 412. Prime new employment lands are available along Highway 407 and 412.

Whitby has been selected as the Community of Choice for business by a growing list of companies including GHD, Golder Associates, Makita, Gerdau, and Thermo-Fisher Scientific. Whitby has a very diverse economy, a growing population, a well educated and skilled workforce as a result of outstanding post secondary institutions in and around our community, and a competitive cost environment to support business.

Economic development is one of Whitby’s key priorities. I am committed to working with the business community and personally invite you to contact me for an introduction to the Town of Whitby and our business community.

Choose Whitby

Available Sites

Whitby has a number of industrial, office and land properties for sale or lease. Available property listings for Whitby can be seen below, or shown in a new window by clicking this link.  Refine your search by selecting the type of property in which you are interested, its square footage, street, postal code, and more. The Map Search link shows the property’s location on a map.

Business Costs

Choose Whitby for lower business costs than most US centres and competitors

Whitby’s business costs are competitive with significant real estate savings placing Whitby ahead of its northern and western GTA competitors for industrial land, office/industrial lease rates and residential housing.

  • Office lease rates approx. 20% lower
  • Industrial land prices approx. 75% lower
  • Detached house prices are approx. 30%-45% lower

Canada is ranked second, as the most cost effective location, among 10 industrial countries in the 2014 Competitive Alternatives KPMG study. This study examined 7 business-to-business service sector operations and 12 different manufacturing sector operations.  The overall cost comparisons for each country and city are based on the average results for these two sectors.

Business costs are lower than most US centres and key competitors with the biggest savings on skilled labour and land costs. Canada’s cost index of 95.0 represents a 5.0% cost advantage over the United States baseline (US=100).

Demographics & Statistics

The numbers speak for themselves. Whitby is a choice location.

World Council on City Data – ISO 37120 Platinum Certification 
In March 2019, the Town of Whitby achieved the World Council on City Data (WCCD) ISO 37120 Platinum Certification. This accomplishment underscores Whitby’s stature as a global city that is committed to data and is now a member of the WCCD global network of like-minded cities. For more information, visit the WCCD Data for Open Portal.