At the recent Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO) 2019 Awards Gala, the Town of Whitby was announced as the recipient of an Achievement Award for its first annual Open Streets event held last fall and a Top 100 Award for the Brooklin Harvest Festival.
“The success of these events speaks to our community spirit,” said Mayor Don Mitchell. “Thanks to our creative staff who developed and organized Open Streets and to all of the residents and businesses who took part. It was a great opportunity to come together and celebrate our Town.”
Open Streets is a free, family-friendly event that closes a stretch of Brock Street South in Downtown Whitby to cars and opens it to people. More than 7,000 residents and visitors attended the inaugural event last year. This fall, on Saturday, September 28, 2019, Open Streets will once again encourage residents to walk, bike, wheel, skateboard, rollerblade or jog to experience Downtown Whitby in a whole new way.
The Brooklin Harvest Festival is a free, outdoor, community event held annually to celebrate the start of fall. Last year’s event saw a record-breaking 7,500 come out to Grass Park and historic Downtown Brooklin to enjoy activities put on by the Town and local businesses. The next Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019.
For more information or to view a short video of Open Streets, visit whitby.ca/openstreets.
For more information on the Brooklin Harvest Festival, visit whitby.ca/brooklinharvestfestival.