Our Downtowns



A visit to Downtown Whitby or Downtown Brooklin is an opportunity to savour a culinary adventure with tastes from around the world, and to discover distinctive shops and services in two charming Downtowns.

Downtown Whitby and Downtown Brooklin offer a wide array of restaurants, clothing stores, entertainment facilities, health and wellness providers, financial services and home furnishings. Upscale or casual dining establishments, fashion boutiques, cafés, studios, sports stores, and more offer a variety of products and services.

Over 470 businesses are located in Downtown Whitby - the "heart of the town". Stroll along the verandas of Pearson Lanes (Brock and Mary Streets), a unique development of historical homes that house individual boutiques, or dine in Downtown Brooklin for an opportunity to learn about its rich history and heritage.

The following resources can assist in making your next shopping or dining experience a memorable one:

Community Calendar - a searchable, online calendar for events in downtown Whitby and Brooklin


Interested in becoming more involved in your community? Apply to be a part of a committee:

Downtown Whitby Business Improvement Area

Formed in 2017, the Downtown Whitby Business Improvement Area (BIA) is committed to promoting Whitby’s Historic Downtown as a walkable destination.

Through its advocacy and promotion work, the BIA is working to establish Downtown Whitby as an attractive and competitive business environment, bringing high quality stores, restaurants and more into the Downtown and attracting shoppers every day of the year.

The BIA envisions a Downtown Whitby that serves as the focal point for the Town’s commercial, cultural, institutional, civic and social life.

Funded through an annual municipal tax levy, the BIA is governed by a Board of Management. The board is composed of 8 volunteer members and 1 member of Whitby Town Council.

For more information about the BIA, visit whitbybia.org.