Local History

  • Tutt Family at Whitby District High School Construction Site, 1953

  • Sinclair School Interior After Fire, 1953

  • 'The Clam' at Whitby Harbour, 1915

  • Road Construction, 1939

  • Driving First Spike for Toronto and Eastern Railway

  • Price Lumber Yard Fire, 1962

  • Construction of Northern Heights Subdivision

  • Canadian Northern Railway Construction Crew

  • Canadian Northern Railway Bridge over Devil's Den

  • Bridge Construction on Tweedie Farm.

The Whitby Public Library collects and preserves material about Whitby's unique history and its place within the former Whitby Township, Ontario County and current Region of DurhamThe collection includes local and family histories, scrapbooks, biography files, city directories, maps and government publications.

The Archives’ collection is the source of our rich Whitby Historical Images database, and includes genealogies, telephone books, business and personal manuscripts, building histories, and photographs. It is home to special collections on topics such as May Irwin and the Whitby Dunlops.
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For further information please contact the reference department, at 905-668-6531, extension 2020, askreference@whitbylibrary.on.ca or the Archives at extension 2022, archives@whitbylibrary.on.ca