Public transit in the Region is operated by Durham Region Transit, which was formed in January 2006 when the five preexisting municipal public transit systems in the region were merged under the Region's administration. [11] In January 2018, a report released by Urban Strategies, Inc. indicated that the Pickering airport lands provide the best opportunity to meet the growing demand for air travel and goods movement in the Greater Toronto Area, demand that Toronto Pearson airport will eventually be unable to accommodate. Emerging employment sectors in Durham Region include sustainable energy, local food production, bio-sciences, next-generation automotive, logistics, advanced manufacturing, construction, and technology. Trent University Durham announced in 2019 plans to expand their campus in Oshawa to include 200 on-campus residences, creative learning spaces, and state-of-the-art academic space. [31], The top tourist attractions in Durham Region include Lake Ontario, Lake Scugog and Lake Simcoe, in particular for fishing. Durham Region currently hosts more than four million visitors each year, who spend over $300 million. Major shopping centres located in Durham Region include: Note: This is the only region of the Greater Toronto Area where the Trans-Canada Highway passes through. Hazelwood Chalet , Luxury Renovated fully equipped suite, Modern luxury suite near historic downtown Port Perry, Beautiful Waterfront Cottage 1 hour from Toronto, Country Chic Shabby Chic & All Things Country, Creative Play Indoor Playground & Party Centre, Haliburton Highlands to the Ottawa Valley, To help with bookings, call our support phone number:1-877-202-4291. The Ontario Tech and Durham College main campuses are located in north Oshawa. Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Durham Region. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are: But there are many other points of interest around Durham Region listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Neither school board is an operating division of the regional government. Ontario Tech is home to the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel, a research, development and testing facility available for rent to manufacturers of all descriptions, startup companies and researchers in Canada and around the globe. 270 Km Go 2 H 50 M Go. Ltd. All rights reserved, Traditional Experience/ Cultural Experience, More Attractions in Durham Regional Municipality, 30-Minute Distillery District Segway Tour in Toronto, More Durham Regional Municipality Tours & Tickets, Best Western Plus Durham Hotel & Conference Centre, More hotels in Durham Regional Municipality. Under the Köppen climate classification, the Durham Region has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb). 1 Durham Region Premier-ranked Tourist Destination Project Team 2005 - 2006 Andrea Monaghan, Tourism Manager Ideal for families, groups & couples. [14] The agriculture sector is supported by local organizations such as Durham Farm Fresh who assist in the marketing, promotion, and advocacy for local food. Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 143 holiday rentals around Durham Region. With imposing buildings, lush greenery and sprawling grounds, the University of Toronto is a center of learning where students converge from all over the world. It has an area of approximately 2,500 km2 (970 sq mi). 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Instead, as is true of all school boards in Ontario, they are separate entities with distinct but overlapped service areas. Durham Region consists of the following municipalities (in order of population): It also contains one First Nations reserve: Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. The Regional Municipality of Durham, informally referred to as Durham Region, is a regional municipality located in Southern Ontario east of Toronto, Ontario.It has an area of approximately 2,500 square kilometres. CO2 Emission. Planner; Trip Cost; Itinerary. The regional government, within its geographic area, has sole responsibility for the following: Local municipalities have responsibility for: With a current population of 645,000, the population is expected to exceed one million by 2041. Choose from more than 131 properties, ideal house rentals for families, groups and couples. The majority of this operating revenue was contributed by Ontario, at 42.7%. It encompasses areas that had been part of Ontario County and the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham, and was the culmination of a series of studies into municipal governance in the "Oshawa-Centred Region" that had begun in the late 1960s. Those with a fear of heights might want to skip the bison tenderloin at the top-floor revolving restaurant of Toronto’s CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest buildings and a Wonder of the World for the American Society of Civil Engineers. The University of Toronto located in sprawling environs in one of Canada’s premier cities is an academic center, where talent, skill and intelligence are nurtured and young men and women are inspired to achieve greatness. [12], As of December 2016, Durham Region had over 250 energy, environment and engineering (EN3) related businesses that employed over 11,000 individuals, making Durham Region the top employer of EN3 professionals in the Greater Toronto and Hamiton Area (GTHA).[13]. DLive will include a casino resort, convention centre, film studios, indoor waterpark, cinemas, restaurants, office tower and an amphitheatre. [33], Tourism is a significant economic sector in Durham Region. In June of 2019 OPG announced it would be building a new corporate campus in Durham Region, in the Municipality of Clarington, by 2024. OPG is Canada's largest owner of nuclear power plants with responsibility for operating the Pickering A, B, and Darlington nuclear generating stations, all of which are located in Durham Region. Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Durham Regional Municipality, Oct 17, 2020 Durham Regional Municipality Weather:Mostly Sunny, Northeasterly Wind:10-17 kph, Humidity:61%, Sunrise/Sunset:07:34/18:28, Durham Regional Municipality Driving:Suitable, Running:Suitable, Cycling:Suitable. This dramatically reduced employment levels at GM, and also resulted in significant employment losses and closures in the auto parts industry. The northern area comprises rural areas and small towns. [10] Of considerable potential impact to the future of the economy in Durham Region is the proposed federal airport in north Pickering. The Regional Municipality of Durham, Whitby. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations. [28] Within 15 years of its founding Ontario Tech quickly earned a reputation for computer science, ranking among the top 10 programs in Canada and 4th in Ontario.[29]. The TC's Central Ontario Route enters from the northeast at Manilla along Highway 7, makes an abrupt turn near Sunderland onto Highway 12 heading north towards Beaverton and the northern regional boundary. The city of Pickering, town of Ajax and the township of Uxbridge are part of the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area, while the communities of Oshawa, Whitby, and Clarington comprise the Oshawa Census Metropolitan Area. Durham Secondary Academy and Middle School offers private elementary and secondary education for students in the Region of Durham. The Durham Catholic District School Board operates the separate English-language public Catholic school system within Durham Region, again with the exception of schools in Clarington, which are part of the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board. Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Durham Region with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break: For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available. Bookabach has a selection of 131 holiday homes, including apartments, houses & more. The southern portion of the region, on Lake Ontario is primarily suburban in nature, forming the eastern end of the 905 area code belt of suburbs around Toronto. Rent a whole home for your next weekend or holiday. Private Cabin Nestled Within Protected Forest Overlooking Large Spring Fed Pond! Addressing the increasing demand for skilled trades workers, Durham College is home to more than 1,300 skilled trade apprentices, and hosts a number of programs through the Durham College School of Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship & Renewable Technology (START). Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. It is also a leader is Energy Systems and Nuclear Science programs. From 14 flats & apartments to 112 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The Regional Municipality of Durham Economic Development & Tourism Department. Book your Durham Regional Municipality, CA holiday accommodation online from NZ$ 89 per night. When out in the community, wearing a non-medical mask such as a homemade cloth mask, can help to protect others, in addition to practising physical distancing and proper handwashing. [23], Durham Region is the Clean Energy Capital of Canada. [17], The innovative technology sector is emerging in Durham Region, supported by a Regional Innovation Centre in Oshawa and a technology accelerator in Whitby. Calories. Either way, you'll find holiday accommodation for everyone's needs. Stayz offers the best alternatives to hotels. Opened in 1976, approximately two million visitors arrive per year to scoff at gravity along its glass-floored observation deck, 342 meters above the ground. Prices start at AU$ 82 per night, and flats & apartments and holiday houses are popular options for a stay in Durham Region. Located east of Toronto and the Regional Municipality of York, Durham forms the east-end of the Greater Toronto Area and the core part of the Golden Horseshoe region.