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 2012, Whitby's building permit activity had a construction value of over $260,000,000, a 40% increase over 2009. 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 & By-Law Services Division at 905.430.4305.
The following is a summary of the permit types and construction values from 2008-2012:
|CONSTRUCTION VALUE OF BUILDING PERMITS 2008-2012|
|YEAR||VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION RESIDENTIAL||VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION COMMERCIAL||VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIAL||VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION INSTITUTIONAL||TOTAL|
Source: Whitby Public Works Department, 2012
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.