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The community of Brooklin, Ontario is part of the Durham Region and is found within the town of Whitby.

This historic community has seen a boom in economic growth and development over the years, as many buyers, particularly families, have moved into the area. Brooklin is known for its welcoming community, easy access to major highways, and safe residential neighbourhoods. The community hosts numerous events and festivals during the year, especially during autumn and winter. 

Consistently growing in population, Brooklin offers residents an escape from the big city lifestyle, and instead offers a mixture of suburban and rural living—although you’re never far away from fun and excitement. 

A Long History

Primarily made up of peaceful, residential neighbourhoods, Brooklin can be found just off of the 407, north of downtown Whitby and the city of Oshawa. The downtown section of Brooklin is found at the intersection of Highway 7 and Highway 12. 

Over the last couple of decades, the area has seen a lot of development, which is why it is now considered to be part of the town of Whitby. Historically, the community (founded somewhere in the 1820s) saw its first developmental boom in the 1850s, then again in the 1950s, and once more in the 1990s. 

As a result, there are a number of historic buildings that have been preserved, and many of the newer builds have mimicked the historic architecture. Many of the streets have historic lamp posts up alongside more modern ones, which just add to the charm of the community. Brooklin is classified as a Heritage Conservation District. 

Old Meets New

Now, Brooklin has delicately balanced old, traditional charm with new residential builds. The historic downtown area is situated along Baldwin Street (Highway 7), with homes and buildings designed in a number of histori styles, from Victorian to Ontario Vernacular. 

There are two prime neighbourhoods within Brooklin: Meadowcrest, located between Ashburn Road and Baldwin Street, and Olde Winchester, located east of Baldwin Street. The single-family homes for sale in this area are highly-desired. Although built in more typical, suburban Ontario styles, many of these homes incorporate traditional features, such as Victorian accent trim and/or ornate porches. Meadowcrest homes, however, tend to lean more modern, and can even be ultra-contemporary in style. 

One Community

Brooklin residents tend to commute to other regions for work. However, there is still much to see and do within the community. Visitors and residents enjoy the historic buildings, and the local businesses that are found within them. 

The community of Brooklin is home to the newly-built Brooklin Community Centre and Library, which features a gym, event rooms, and—of course–a library. There are also a number of small parks and green spaces (and even a skate park!) all around Brooklin. Cachet Park, Grass Park, and Optimist Park are just three.

Also within the area is the Luther Vipond Brooklin Memorial Arena—the community’s ice rink—and the Eldorado Golf Club. Golf enthusiasts will love the wide variety of courses around this community, including Royal Ashburn Golf Club and Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility. Brooklin also hosts the Brooklin Spring Fair, along with a multitude of other events.

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