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Encyclopedia > Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario

The Regional Municipality of Durham, commonly called "Durham Region" (2003 population 525,000), is a regional political area located east of Toronto, Ontario. It has an area of approximately 2,500 square kilometers and includes the municipalities of Pickering, Ajax, Oshawa, Whitby, Clarington, Uxbridge Township, Scugog Township and Brock Township. Durham Region is considered part of the Greater Toronto Area. The regional government headquarters is located in Whitby, but various facilities are located throughout the Region. Durham Regional Municipality, Ontario File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Pickering (2005 population approximately 94,000) is a city located directly to the east of Toronto in Durham Region, Ontario, Canada. ... Ajax (2006 population 90,000) is a town located in the Golden Horseshoe of south central Ontario, Canada. ... Oshawa (2004 population 150,000, metropolitan population 296,298) is a city on Lake Ontario located 56 kilometres east of downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Whitby (2004 population 110,000) is a town located east of Toronto on the north shore of Lake Ontario, and is the seat of Durham Region, Ontario, Canada. ... The Municipality of Clarington (2001 population 69,834) is a town on Lake Ontario east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the Durham Region. ... Uxbridge, township in south-central Ontario, in the Regional Municipality of Durham in the Greater Toronto Area. ... Scugog, township in south-central Ontario, in the Regional Municipality of Durham in the Greater Toronto Area. ... Brock, township in south-central Ontario, in the Regional Municipality of Durham and is part of the Greater Toronto Area. ... The Greater Toronto Area (called the GTA by local residents) is the largest metropolitan area in Canada. ... Whitby (2004 population 110,000) is a town located east of Toronto on the north shore of Lake Ontario, and is the seat of Durham Region, Ontario, Canada. ...


The Region of Durham was established in 1974 as one of several new "regional" governments in the Province of Ontario—primarily in fast-growing urban and suburban areas. Durham Region encompasses areas that were previously part of Ontario County and Durham County. 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White trillium Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1...


The southern portion of the region, adjacent to Lake Ontario is primarily suburban in nature, forming the eastern end of the "905" belt of suburbs around Toronto. The northern area is comprised of rural areas and small towns.


Major employers include General Motors of Canada, Ontario Power Generation, Lakeridge Health System, Durham District School Board, Durham College, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and many smaller component and transportation firms supplying the automotive industry. General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is a public company whose shares are wholly owned by the Government of Ontario. ... The Durham District School Board is a school board in the public school system of Ontario, Canada, which serves most of the Regional Municipality of Durham (the schools within the Municipality of Clarington belongs to the Kawartha-Pine Ridge District School Board, even though it is within the Regional Municipality... Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology is located in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada with satellite campuses in Pickering, Uxbridge, Whitby, Port Hope, Port Perry and Beaverton. ... The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), located in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada opened in September of 2003. ...


The Canadian headquarters of General Motors, Volkswagen, and BMW are all located in the region. The automotive industry is especially concentrated in Oshawa. General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... Volkswagen (Ger. ... BMW AG (an acronym for Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, or in English, Bavarian Motor Works), is a German company and manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles. ...


The five separate public transit systems in the region, operated by various municipalities, were amalgamated under the Region's administration as Durham Region Transit at the beginning of 2006. A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... Durham Region Transit (DRT) is the regional transit operator in Durham Region, east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Durham also has one Indian reserve, Mississaugas of Scugog Island. In Canada, an Indian reserve is specified by the Indian Act as a tract of land, the legal title to which is vested in Her Majesty, that has been set apart by Her Majesty for the use and benefit of a band. ... Mississaugas of Scugog Island is an indian reserve in south-central Ontario, Canada. ...


External links

  • Region of Durham The Region of Durham.
  • Durham Tourism Tourism guide for the Region of Durham
  • Region of Durham's Official List of Businesses and Organizations
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Durham Region is considered part of the Greater Toronto Area.
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