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The Durham Region is situated in the highly developed and populated economic centre of Ontario, known as the Golden Horseshoe, that stretches from Oshawa to Niagara Falls. Durham Region lies immediately to the east of the City of Toronto within the Greater Toronto Area and encompasses an area of approximately 2,590 square kilometres (1,000 square miles). The area is characterized by a variety of landscapes and communities. A series of major lakeshore urban communities contrast with a variety of small towns, villages, hamlets and farms which lie immediately inland. The relatively flat lakeshore area marked by the bluffs, wooded creeks and ancient shoreline, features contrasts with the hummocky topography of the Oak Ridges Moraine running parallel to the shoreline only 15 miles to the north. This diverse landscape of woods, headwaters, ridges and hollows gives way to rolling farmlands and lakes to the north. Here the Municipality spreads into the prime recreational lakelands of Simcoe, Scugog and the Kawarthas.
The Town of Whitby, established in 1855, is situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario and is the fastest growning municipality in the Region of Durham. The estimated December 2006 population of the Town of Whitby is 116,000. Whitby is located in the heart of Durham region. The downtown core offers a mix of historical homes and business with the developement of the new amenities. Whitby offers easy access to the 401 and 407 highways as well as bus and rapid GO Transit. This family community features 2 ice sports complex's. McKinney Arena offers 2 ice hockey pads, 1 figure skating pad and a skateboarding park. Iroquois Park is the largest municipally owned and operated recreation facility offers multiple ice pads, swimming pool, softball diamonds, skateboard park, playground, tennis courts and soccer fields.
The City of Oshawa is ideally situated at the astern end of what has become known as the Greater Toronto Area, Canada's "Engine of Growth". Oshawa has excellen harbour facilities and the Oshawa Municipal Airport provides convenient access to North America for businesses and communiters. Oshawa is realizing the rebirth of its downtown core at the original site of Skae's Corners and has developed into a modern city with a balance of residential, commercial, industrial, social and recreational facilities.
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. Brooklin is home to several annual community events, the oldest of which is the Brooklin Spring Fair established in 1913.
The Town of Ajax is a community of 90,000 residents. As a rapidly-growing community, there are many qualities that make Ajax unique including a prime location, an educated and skilled labour force and an excellent quality of life. Ajax has quickly become a key destination for businesses, residents and leisure.
The historic Town of Bowmanville has everything from antiques to designer clothing on a picturesque and easily accessible main street. With a town bus service that stops in the heart of the business area, friendly local merchants, and the wide variety of goods and services available, there’s no need to shop any place else.
Whether visiting from out-of-town or hosting guests, your perfect day awaits. Once your've experienced all that Clarington has to offer, explore the rich culture and heritage, enjoy entertaining family attractions or plan a romantic getaway in Durham Region.