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13Jun
Best Whitby Parks for a Summer Picnic
Community & Lifestyle
whitby parks

It is officially summer and what better way to celebrate this great weather than with a wonderful picnic? Whitby boasts a wide selection of beautiful parks made just for your outdoor dining pleasure, but which are the best? We’ve got a list of our absolute favourite spots to set up in Whitby with a blanket, basket, and some sunglasses this summer.

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15Feb
Durham Region Family Day Activities to Enjoy with your Loved Ones
Community & Lifestyle
Durham Region Family Day

Durham Region is the perfect area to raise a family, so it is no surprise that on February 18th, there are no limits to the activities you can enjoy together for the Family Day holiday. This year, make it a day to remember, and attend one of these fun events happening in the Durham Region!

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08Feb
How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Whitby and Oshawa
Community & Lifestyle
Valentine's Day in Whitby and Oshawa


Valentine’s Day is the time of year when we gather together to celebrate the ones we love by showing our appreciation through gifts and treating them with surprises and fun events. This year, make your Valentine’s Day planning easy with this how-to guide on spending Valentine’s Day in Whitby and Oshawa.

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08Jan
Local Events Taking Place in Durham Region This Winter
Community & Lifestyle


Events Taking Place in Durham Region This Winter
Just on the outskirts of Toronto is an area that is full of fun and exciting activities to keep you busy all winter long! The Durham Region is your winter playground this year, and we have a list of some of the awesome local events that will keep you and your family busy this winter. So throw off your winter blues, and try attending some of these events taking place in Durham Region!

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03Jan
Our Step by Step Guide to Relocating to Durham Region
Community & Lifestyle

 

Relocating to Durham Region

Packing up your current life and moving to a new location can be a challenge, but it also opens up a new world full of opportunity and excitement! Durham Region is one of the best locations in Ontario for taking the next steps in your life, so to help you feel more even comfortable with your new surroundings, here is our step by step guide to relocating to the area.

Don’t Fret About Education

With a wide selection of public and private elementary as well as secondary schools, the Durham Region is guaranteed to provide your children with an education that will prepare them for life and guide them towards a successful adulthood. The Durham District School Board is committed to ensuring that each and every one of their schools is dedicated to fuelling a passion for learning, and providing your children with a prestigious and prosperous education. If public school is not what you are looking for, there are also more than 30 private schools in Durham Region to choose from, each offering a carefully selected curriculum to ensure your child’s future is successful.

Enjoy a Variety of Shopping Options

Covering Whitby, Ajax, Oshawa, and all areas in between, the Durham Region has a fantastic selection of places to shop. With 7 significant malls and many local shops, you will find everything you need from furniture to luxury clothing items. If you are looking to move to the Durham Region, the Oshawa Centre, Pickering Town Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, and Whitby Shores Smart Centre are only some of the many options, offering everything you need to make your shopping simple and efficient!

Stay in Shape

Relocating to Durham Region

Durham Region is home to more than 50 different fitness facilities, with everything from crossfit classes to boxing gyms. With a variety of both municipally-run facilities and franchised companies, it is easy to stay in shape in the region! Spend some time enjoying classes or working on your muscles at one of the many Goodlife Fitness Locations, or beat your winter blues by getting in shape by swimming at the Oshawa Community Centre. If you are searching for a more budget friendly gym, try Planet Fitness or Fit4Less. Regardless of how you choose to stay in shape, Durham Region is the perfect location with a variety of options.

Indulge Your Taste Buds

Relocating to Durham Region

Dining out is a fun and exciting experience for you and your family.! It can be a special treat when you gather everyone together to enjoy a delectable lunch or dinner; and in Durham Region, it is easy to please everyone with of all the options to choose from! Whether you choose something like Italian Pastas from Ciao Amici in Oshawa, sit down for a fancy 5 star experience at A Tavola Bistro in Whitby, or opt for traditional fast food, like Smoke’s Poutinerie in Oshawa,  your family will find something to delight your taste buds in the Durham Region!

Keep Yourself Entertained

Relocating to Durham Region

Friday night planning is easy and fun in the Durham Region because there is such a variety of activities. With multiple movie theatres like Cineplex Odeon in Oshawa and Landmark Cinemas in Whitby, you can see all of the newest movies on a huge screen with recliner seats! If you are feeling more adventurous, try axe throwing or climbing high in the trees at Treetop Eco Adventure Park in Oshawa. There are also many museums like the Canadian Automotive Museum, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, and the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame if you are searching for a more educational evening. Overall, the Durham Region is perfect for spending your down time!

The Durham Region is home to over 50 prestigious schools, hundreds of restaurants and shopping options, as well as a wide selection of fun and exciting activities to keep your weekends busy. Using this step by step guide will make your transition to the area simple, and you’ll quickly find your new life here fun and exciting! For more information about the Durham Region, visit the Falconcrest Homes Blog.

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06Dec
The Coziest and Best Cafes in Durham Region to Visit this December
Community & Lifestyle

Cafes in Durham Region

 

With winter in the air and the spirit of the holiday season approaching, there is no better way to spend your afternoon than getting cozy in a small cafe while drinking one of your favourite hot beverages. Durham Region is known for its quaint villages, some of which have cafes that are perfect for spending an afternoon in. So take some time to enjoy these places, and visit one or all of the coziest and best cafes in Durham Region this December!

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17Nov
10 Easy Ways to Winter Proof Your Home
In the neighbourhood

Winter Proof Your Home

The colder weather is on its way and, as the sweet autumn air slowly transitions into the crisp winter winds, it is time to start getting your home ready for the upcoming season. This year make your home winter ready with these 10 easy ways to winter proof your home.

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02Nov
Our Favourite Outdoor Places in Durham to Hike and Visit This Fall
Community & Lifestyle

Favourite Outdoor Places in Durham

 

Autumn air is fresh and sweet, providing the perfect temperature to get out into the forest and enjoy the beauty of nature while getting some exercise with your family and friends. Durham region is known for its rolling hills and picturesque landscapes with hiking trails for people of all ages. This year, enjoy the great outdoors by visiting one of our favourite outdoor places in Durham to hike or visit this fall!

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26Oct
Halloween Safety Tips for your Kids
Community & Lifestyle

Halloween Safety Tips

 

Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday that allows children to be creative, imaginative, and bold by dressing up and trick-or-treating door to door. With the thrill of the event, it is easy to forget about safety measures so, to make things easier, we have conjured up some Halloween safety tips for your kids!

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19Oct
Our Favourite Outdoor Spaces to Enjoy in Oshawa and Whitby This Fall
Community & Lifestyle

Oshawa and Whitby This Fall

 

The long, hot days of summer have passed, leaving cooler temperatures that offer you and your family the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors together. Surrounded by natural landscapes and breathtaking views, Oshawa and Whitby are the perfect locations for you and your family to get out and enjoy the fresh air. Spend some quality time with the ones you love and be sure to check out some of our favourite outdoor spaces to enjoy in Whitby and Oshawa this fall.

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