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Future Developments

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.

Transportation Developments:

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

  •  An $859 million investment by Metrolinx
  • 500,000 square foot maintenance and storage facility
  • Expected to create 300 - 400 new full time jobs, many of which will be skilled trades and management positions
  • Completion scheduled for the end of 2017
  • Reasons why Whitby was chosen:
    •  Prime location between Toronto and Oshawa
    •  Adjacent to the existing GO rail corridor
    •  Lower land costs
For more information, visit GO Transit.
East Rail Maintenance Facility Under Construction, Northwest ElevationEast Rail Maintenance Facility Under Construction, East ElevationEast Rail Maintenance Facility Under Construction, Southeast Elevation

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 

  • dLAB, adjacent to Durham College - Whitby Campus comprises an area of 114 acres with frontage on Highway 401.
  • This development is a joint project of Durham College, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Trent University, Halloway Developments Limited and the River Oaks Group.
  • Adjacent to a proposed GO Transit station at Thornton Road in Oshawa.
  • dLAB website: dlab.ws
GO Transit expansion showing dLAB location

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.
 Employment Areas near Highway 412 (Thumb) 
 New Employment Lands near Highway 412
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Residential Developments:

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.