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Community centres provide space for recreational programming, meetings, special events, weddings and banquets. Many centres also offer education and training courses, and have rooms that are available for rent. View Facility Rentals for information on rentals, capacities, and amenities. The Town of Whitby also provides arenas, swimming pools, a Health Club and a Marina.


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Ashburn Community Centre

Ashburn Community Centre A Council-appointed committee of residents, who serve on the Board for two-year terms, operates Ashburn Community Centre. The Board oversees its local community programming. Built by William Pearson in 1861, each wall of the Centennial Community Centre is constructed in a different style using stones of various sizes. After operating as Ashburn School for 105 years, the building was closed in 1966 and sold to the Township of Whitby for two dollars. In 1967, the school was transformed into the present-day community centre, and a kitchen was added to the west side. The Town of Whitby Parks and Recreation Department currently operates the centre, which was designated a historic building in 1983.

780 Myrtle Road West
RR 1, Ashburn, ON L0B 1A0
Phone: 905.655.4371
Hours of operation: by appointment
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Brooklin Community Centre

Brooklin Community Centre From 1876 to 1920 the current Brooklin Community Centre served as the Bible Christian Church. In 1920, the church was converted into the Township Hall, where municipal offices operated for 46 years. In 1966, the building was named the Brooklin Community Centre. The centre has an upper hall and lower hall for dances or meetings, two kitchens, an elevator and parking.

45 Cassels Road East
(corner of Church Street and Cassels Road)
Brooklin, ON L0B 1C0
Phone: 905.655.3139
Hours of operation:
  • By Appointment
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Brooklin Community Centre and Library

Brooklin Community Centre and Library The Brooklin Community Centre and Library is Whitby's newest recreation facility, which opened in November 2010. The 3,716 square metre, two-storey building includes a seniors' activity room, youth centre, dedicated pre-school program space, gymnasium, craft room, multi-purpose banquet room, meeting rooms, and a branch library. The centre offers a variety of recreational and educational programming.

8 Vipond Road
Brooklin, ON L1M 1B3
Community Centre Phone: 905.655.2010
Library Phone: 905.655.3191
Hours of operation: (Community Centre)
  • Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Sundays: 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
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Centennial Building

Centennial Building The Centennial Building is one of the Town's premier rental facilities for special occasions, conferences and meetings. The Centennial Building began in the early 1850s as the Ontario County Courthouse, and served from 1854 to 1964 as a trial court and a meeting place for County Council. In 1967, a local Centennial project turned the building into a community centre. The courthouse is currently the Whitby Courthouse Theatre. The building includes a banquet facility, local archives, and is used by community organizations. In 1979, the Centennial Building was designated a heritage building. The building underwent extensive renovations in 2002 and 2003, and reopened to the public on June 14, 2003.

416 Centre Street South
Whitby, ON L1N 4W2
Phone: 905.430.4300 x7100
Hours of operation:
  • Daily: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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Heydenshore Pavilion

Heydenshore Pavilion Heydenshore Pavilion is located on the Lake Ontario waterfront adjacent to the Whitby Shores Waterfront Trail. The facility has a spectacular view of the lake through three large sliding glass doors that open to an outdoor patio. The facility can host an event for up to 250 people for a dinner /dance or 320 people for theatre-style seating. Parking for over 300 cars is located across the street and the building is wheelchair accessible.

589 Water Street
Whitby, ON L1N 9V9
Phone: 905.430.4300 x7100
  • Daily: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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