The Pickering Village BIA is an association comprised of business owners and representatives of our local government. The objective of the Pickering Village BIA is to promote the Pickering Village as a destination for shopping, dinning, professional services and FUN!
The Board of Trade advocates on behalf of and is the voice of the Clarington business community. The Board of Trade provides a forum for the business community to develop programs and opportunities to promote trade and commerce within the Municipality of Clarington. The Board of Trade takes a leadership role in attracting and retaining business to our area and cultivates partnerships for a healthy social fabric in Clarington.
The success of Durham's Economic Development and Tourism Department can be attributed to the co-operation and participation of many community partners. The following is a partial list of some community stakeholders we work with on a continual basis
The Durham Strategic Energy Alliance (DSEA) is a non-profit organization comprised of business, government and educational institutions working together for the advancement of energy initiatives. DSEA is addressing the energy challenges facing Ontario and Canada as an active participant in the global quest for clean, affordable energy solutions
Newcastle village is situated in one of the most highly developed and prosperous regions of Canada. It is on the north shore of one of the Great Lakes - Lake Ontario - which is 298 K long from east to west, and across the Lake - just 64 K away - is the United States of America. Newcastle is in a part of the country that was once called "Upper Canada." To the east, was "Lower Canada," the area beside the St Lawrence River - the River that drains water from Lake Ontario into the Atlantic Ocean. The old city of Kingston, Ontario, is 222 K to the east of Newcastle, where Lake Ontario flows into the St Lawrence River, and further down the St Lawrence is Montreal. Of more importance to Newcastle Village life - both in earlier days, as well as today - is the city of Toronto, parts of which are just 48 K to the west.
Orono is part of Durham Region and the Municipality of Clarington. Clarington was formed through the union of the Townships of Clarke and Darlington. Historically, Orono was the seat of government for Clarke Township. Now Clarington's fourth largest urban community, Orono has become a favourite with those who yearn for a lifestyle reminiscent of an earlier era -- beyond small town to a more rural, country way of life.
The merchants and businesses located in Downtown Port Perry make up our Business Improvement Area (BIA). This dedicated group of entrepreneurs is committed to making every visit to Downtown Port Perry an experience to remember. From the beautifully appointed facades and window displays to the friendly, personalized service, we savour every moment you spend with us.
The Scugog Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, not-for-profit association of business and professional people. Members share a common interest and pride in their community, working together to make Scugog a better place in which to work and live. It is funded by business members and managed by volunteers.
The Business Improvement Area (BIA) of Uxbridge works towards enhancing the business area of our town. Dedicated members of the BIA work towards making our town as attractive as possible while supporting and encouraging many special events. This contributes to the overall unique and enjoyable business experience.
Metroland, Ontario's largest and most successful community newspaper publisher, provides local news and advertising media/info in Canada's heartland. We currently publish 100 community newspapers with a total of 132 editions that are concentrated in southern Ontario and centered around Toronto.
The Town of Whitby is committed to maintaining, enhancing and developing its infrastructure, facilities and services. This strategy will contribute to its competitiveness, promoting sustainable economic growth through the retention and attraction of businesses.
Residents of Oshawa enjoy a wide variety of shopping, medical, educational, cultural and recreational facilities. The City?s proximity to Metropolitan Toronto means that the activities of Canada?s leading business and cultural centre are a short distance away. Thus, it is possible to enjoy the advantages of "big-city" living in Oshawa while avoiding the associated high costs and congestion. Oshawa?s location also provides convenient access to the surrounding country-side and the recreational opportunities afforded by Lake Ontario and the Kawartha and Haliburton tourist regions
Pickering is a vibrant and active community that offers a rich variety of recreational, leisure and cultural activities for all ages and abilities. We're committed to improving opportunities for those with disabilities through measures such as our Accessibility Plan. We're proud to be home to the largest immigrant population per capita in Durham Region. The unique cultural attributes, skills, talents and knowledge base of our diverse population enhance the quality of life for all. Accessibility, teamwork, partnerships and a pro-active, positive approach guide us as we build upon our many attributes. We invite you to share our pride in our community. David Ryan Mayor
Clarington offers many attractions, historic sites and sport venues to entertain and amuse the whole family. From our winery to our herb garden to the zoos, marinas and picturesque countryside, there is something for everyone in Clarington.
Ajax has many attractions for the nature enthusiast, history buff or active types. Our waterfront is a key feature of the Town - read more about it in the Enjoying Nature section. Our unique history can be explored in walking tours of the town - see the Historic Ajax section. We have many Leisure & Recreation services, and are close to many area attractions. We are also home to a wide range of convention and meeting facilities to cater to any sized event.
The municipality presents three distinct urban areas, numerous hamlets, and beautiful countryside. While agriculture is our largest employer, a full range of commercial and industrial businesses are located within the urban areas of Beaverton, Cannington, and Sunderland. The Township?s location on Lake Simcoe and the Trent-Severn Waterway make it a popular destination for tourists - both summer and winter!
One of the Region's most popular tourist destinations, the Township of Scugog is nestled on the shores of Lake Scugog, one of Southern Ontario's largest bodies of water. Together with gently rolling countryside and the thriving commercial and business centre of Port Perry, this community offers a wide range of lifestyle and business opportunities. It has the best of rural and urban lifestyles. Scugog boasts a wide variety of parks, beaches and sports fields. It's situated between two developing major trail systems: the Trans-Canada Trail to the north and the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail to the south. The second phase of its Scugog Shores Millennium Trail, a 'living demonstration' of native plantings, walking trail and the Baagwating Park are complete.
Uxbridge has much to offer by way of recreation, entertainment, heritage and culture, a thriving arts community and the opportunity to participate in any one of the countless volunteer organizations that actively contribute to the quality of life in this vibrant community that we are all so proud of.