What’s ahead for Durham Region in 2023?
The Region of Durham is shaping up for a big year in 2023, both in terms of new development and new challenges. Read the full Metroland article What's ahead for Durham Region in 2023? online.
Ontario invests in Regional Technology Development Sites (RTDS) across the province.
The Government of Ontario announced an investment of $19 million through the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN) toward the province’s seven RTDS. This investment brings the government’s overall commitment to approximately $46.5 million, which will help Ontario lead the next generation of vehicle development and manufacturing of zero-emission, electric vehicles.
Learn about investment sites in the province
Durham College (DC) is home to the country’s best new student chefs, according to Taste Canada.
Second-year Culinary Management students, Adreanna Russell and Sahil Ahuja, took home the top honours at the 2022 Taste Canada Awards Gala in early November. The pair beat teams from seven other schools to win the Cooks the Books student cooking competition. The DC chefs made the most of the event by connecting with students and instructors from other colleges, including the second-place team from Top Toques Institute, as well as professionals from the Canadian food industry.
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A look at Durham's birdwatching, bird-inspired coffee, best-selling birding author and best bookshop named after a bird.
A good book, good coffee and the sound of a birdsong. Is there anything better? Durham Region has long been a magnet for birdwatchers—the Lake Ontario shoreline has been a stopover for the spring and fall migration for many different species flying south and north again.
Local Oshawa author, Steve Burrows, knows this well. In his series of “Birder Murder Mystery” novels, his Detective, Domenic Jejeune, is an avid birder. In Burrows’ ‘A Siege of Bitterns,’ his first in the now seven-book series, Detective Jejeune mentions Thickson Point in Whitby as a keen observation point.
Read about the people, places and local businesses embracing birding in Durham.
Fun family friendly trips east of Toronto!
Sometimes the best family memories aren’t made at fancy faraway resorts, but during the low-key days that require less standing in line at the airport. If you’re looking for some family fun, plan an easy, family friendly day trip or overnight getaway in Durham Region! With restaurants featuring tasty kids’ menus, hands-on museums, retro games, candy shops and, of course, ice cream, there are so many family friendly activities to discover in Durham.
Learn how you can create your own adventures and memories