Whitby combines a small-town atmosphere with the sophistication and amenities of a large urban centre. Arts and culture contribute significantly to the quality of life in Whitby promoting health, family enjoyment, community interaction, learning, and creativity. There are many arts and cultural assets in Whitby including the Whitby Public Library and Whitby Museum in downtown Whitby.
Residents and visitors enjoy art exhibitions and displays at the Station Gallery and local theatrical performances offered by the Whitby Courthouse Theatre. The Centennial Building is an anchor in Whitby’s arts and culture community and is home to the Whitby Courthouse Theatre and the Whitby Brass Band, a volunteer community band that will proudly mark 150 years in 2013!
Celebration Square, adjacent to the Whitby Central Public Library, is an outdoor community gathering space. The Square offers Whitby residents the opportunity to enjoy arts and cultural events at a unique outdoor venue.
Over 470 businesses are located in Downtown Whitby including a wide range of unique independent shops, restaurants and pubs. The architecture highlights its unique charm, and historic buildings host an eclectic mix of businesses and services. A stroll through the Downtown core will likely lead you to the verandas of Pearson Lanes, a historical development that houses individual boutiques, retail merchants and services.
In addition to the boutiques and shops in downtown Whitby, residents of Whitby can visit the local Whitby Mall or travel a short distance to regional malls in Oshawa to the East and Pickering to the West as well as a variety of shopping centres in town anchored by such stores as Canadian Tire, Michaels, Solutions, SAIL, Hockey Life, Kitchen Stuff Plus, Best Buy and of course Walmart.
A far as restaurants go, Whitby is home to a wide range of franchised restaurants including Jack Astors, Milestones, Baton Rouge and Lone Star Texas Grill, a variety of pubs including Charley Ronick’s Pub, Trinity Irish Pub, Tap & Tankard and Royal Oak and perhaps the best selection of independent restaurants in Durham including A Tavola Bistro, Bistro ’67, Brother’s Ristorante, Mondo Ristorante, Chatterpauls, Bella Notte Ristorante, 1847 Wine & Beer Bistro, Shrimp Cocktail, Hot Rocks Creative Diner and many more.
Whitby: Elementary School Rankings
|2013-14 Rank||Rank in the most recent five years||Trend||School Name||City||2013-14 Rating||Rating in the most recent five years||Schools found: 29|
|63/3037||n/a||n/a||Earl A Fairman||Whitby||9.1||n/a||Add to compare|
|149/3037||566/2348||▲||St Mark the Evangelist||Whitby||8.5||7.1||Add to compare|
|238/3037||467/2348||▲||Sir Samuel Steele||Whitby||8.2||7.3||Add to compare|
|276/3037||233/2348||—||Jack Miner||Whitby||8.1||7.9||Add to compare|
|310/3037||123/2348||—||Colonel J E Farewell||Whitby||8.0||8.3||Add to compare|
|391/3037||511/2348||—||Fallingbrook||Whitby||7.8||7.2||Add to compare|
|445/3037||467/2348||—||Blair Ridge||Whitby||7.7||7.3||Add to compare|
|445/3037||1021/2348||—||Pringle Creek||Whitby||7.7||6.4||Add to compare|
|495/3037||467/2348||—||St Paul||Whitby||7.6||7.3||Add to compare|
|603/3037||467/2348||—||St Luke the Evangelist||Whitby||7.4||7.3||Add to compare|
|603/3037||675/2348||▲||St Matthew the Evangelist||Whitby||7.4||6.9||Add to compare|
|603/3037||734/2348||▲||St John the Evangelist||Whitby||7.4||6.8||Add to compare|
|603/3037||n/a||n/a||Chris Hadfield||Whitby||7.4||n/a||Add to compare|
|603/3037||n/a||n/a||Whitby Shores||Whitby||7.4||n/a||Add to compare|
|721/3037||566/2348||—||Jean-Paul II||Whitby||7.2||7.1||Add to compare|
|796/3037||1090/2348||—||Glen Dhu||Whitby||7.1||6.3||Add to compare|
|938/3037||878/2348||—||St Bernard||Whitby||6.9||6.6||Add to compare|
|1006/3037||1021/2348||—||Dr Robert Thornton||Whitby||6.8||6.4||Add to compare|
|1151/3037||734/2348||—||Captain Michael VandenBos||Whitby||6.6||6.8||Add to compare|
|1220/3037||675/2348||—||Robert Munsch||Whitby||6.5||6.9||Add to compare|
|1220/3037||878/2348||—||Ormiston||Whitby||6.5||6.6||Add to compare|
|1305/3037||941/2348||—||John Dryden||Whitby||6.4||6.5||Add to compare|
|1469/3037||878/2348||—||Williamsburg||Whitby||6.2||6.6||Add to compare|
|1690/3037||1211/2348||—||Bellwood||Whitby||5.9||6.1||Add to compare|
|1758/3037||1377/2348||—||St Marguerite d’Youville||Whitby||5.8||5.8||Add to compare|
|1758/3037||1614/2348||—||C E Broughton||Whitby||5.8||5.4||Add to compare|
|2235/3037||1614/2348||—||West Lynde||Whitby||5.0||5.4||Add to compare|
|2319/3037||941/2348||▼||St Theresa||Whitby||4.8||6.5||Add to compare|
|2604/3037||1840/2348||—||Sir William Stephenson||Whitby||4.2||4.9||Add to compare|
Whitby: Secondary School Rankings
|2013-14 Rank||Rank in the most recent five years||Trend||School Name||City||2013-14 Rating||Rating in the most recent five years||Schools found: 7|
|163/749||176/693||—||Donald A. Wilson||Whitby||7.3||7.1||Add to compare|
|215/749||124/693||—||Sinclair||Whitby||7.0||7.4||Add to compare|
|215/749||238/693||—||Father Leo J Austin||Whitby||7.0||6.8||Add to compare|
|215/749||275/693||▲||All Saints||Whitby||7.0||6.6||Add to compare|
|371/749||373/693||—||Anderson||Whitby||6.3||6.1||Add to compare|
|392/749||505/693||—||Saint-Charles-Garnier||Whitby||6.2||5.3||Add to compare|
|596/749||519/693||—||Henry Street||Whitby||4.8||5.2||Add to compare|