Arts in Whitby
Whitby’s best known attraction is Cullen Gardens and Miniature Village, located at 300 Taunton Road West. Cullen Garden’s beautiful nursery provides an idyllic backdrop for over 160 replica Ontario buildings and landmarks that have been recreated at one-twelfth of their actual size. Cullen Gardens other attractions include: A childrens’ playground, water slide, splash pools, miniature golf, the Pioneer Lynde Creek ride, the Lynde House Museum, and the Cullen Gardens Restaurant.
The Centennial Building located at 416 Centre Street South, was built in the early 1850s, as the Ontario County Courthouse. This heritage building now serves as the home of the Whitby Courthouse Theatre which stages theatre productions throughout the year. Another Whitby heritage building that is now a home for the arts, is the former Whitby Junction Grand Trunk Railway Station, located at Victoria and Henry Streets. This Victorian-era building is the home of the highly esteemed Station Gallery which hosts art exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and special events.
The Town of Whitby hosts a number of annual events including: the Brooklin Spring Fair which is held the first Saturday in June, the County Town Festival which is held in late June, Music in the Park which takes place in Rotary Park, and the annual Santa Clause Parade and New Years Eve Celebrations. The recently built AMC Canada Movie Theatre and Entertainment Centrum, located at Consumers Drive and Highway 401, anchors a variety of entertainment and dining establishments.