Lifestyle in Whitby
Whitby’s downtown shopping and business centre is steeped in history with grand old Victorian buildings lining the streets. This shopping district centred at the historic intersection of Brock Street and Dundas Street features over 400 shops and services. A more recent addition to Whitby’s downtown core is the upscale Pearson Lanes, located at Mary Street West, and Byron Street North. This smartly planned shopping destination is comprised of a group of heritage homes joined together by a long veranda. Pearson Lanes is primarily, although not exclusively geared towards women shoppers. The retail mix here includes a number of high-end beauty, and fashion stores, a gift shop, a midwifery service, a masseuse, a naturopath clinic, and a popular cafe and tea room.
The Whitby Farmers Market is held in downtown Whitby at Colborne and Green Streets, every Saturday morning from late May, to late October. Lots of free parking is available, and the Whitby Transit bus, stops across the street. This market is run by the Durham Region Farmers Association, and features fresh local fruits and vegetables, plants, preserves, baked goods and maple syrup. A number of local artisans also display their wares here. A monthly ‘Market Basket Draw’, special events, and entertainment, are all part of the Whitby Market’s old-fashioned shopping experience.
The Village of Brooklin shopping area located at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 7, is slowly being revitalized to accommodate the many new residents now living in this community. Many of the shops and services here reflect the needs and wants of the young families who are moving into this community.