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About Whitby & Brooklin
The Town of Whitby - the Community of Choice - is located in the heart of the Regional Municipality of Durham, 30 miles (48km) east from the centre of the City of Toronto.
Over 470 businesses are located in Downtown Whitby - the "heart of the town". These businesses offer everything from financial and medical services to fashion, antiques and home furnishings. The businesses and services listed herein are located within the boundaries of Downtown Whitby -- Cochrane Street to Garden Street, Burns Street to the CPR Railway.
Stroll along the verandas of Pearson Lanes (Brock and Mary Streets), a unique development of historical homes now linked together to house individual boutiques. This is definitely a destination for the sophisticated female shopper.
Brooklin was founded in 1840 by the Campbell, Way, McGee and Hepinstall families at the intersection of Centre Road (Baldwin Street) and Winchester Road. The village was originally named Winchester. However, in 1847, when a post office was established, it was discovered there was already a Town of Winchester in Ontario and the name was changed to Brooklin, probably after the brook which ran through the town. When the Centre Road was built through Brooklin in 1845, it became the site of the community's downtown.
Among the early downtown buildings are an old hotel built in 1883, now used as the Royal Canadian Legion Hall; and a three-storey yellow brick store which was once the Whitby Township Hall. Brooklin was a milling centre for grinding wheat into flour. At one time, there were four mills, two tanneries and several saw mills in the village. Near the downtown, on Cassels Road, is one of the oldest brick flour mills in Ontario. Built in 1848, it was fully operational until 1989. The building has accommodated retail and service businesses since that time and remains very much the same as it was.
On January 1, 1968, Whitby and the Township of Whitby, which included Brooklin and the 3 rural hamlets of Ashburn, Myrtle and Myrtle Station, amalgamated into a new Town of Whitby. Brooklin is home to several annual community events, the oldest of which is the Brooklin Spring Fair established in 1913. This very popular event is held the first weekend in June in Brooklin Memorial Park on Winchester Road.
The Village of Brooklin is located within the Town of Whitby at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 7. The current 2006 estimated population of Brooklin is 15,350.
To find out more about Whitby & Brooklin please visit their community website.