The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Reminder: Region hosts 40th anniversary community event

WHITBY, ON September 03, 2014

The Regional Municipality of Durham marks its 40th anniversary this year! Residents are invited to join the celebration at a free, open house community event.


Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. A special unveiling and dedication ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m.


The Regional Municipality of Durham Headquarters, located at 605 Rossland Rd. E. in Whitby.


The Region is hosting a special event for the community to celebrate 40 years of delivering high-quality programs and services to Durham residents. This year officially marks the 40th anniversary.

Durham Region was created on Jan. 1, 1974, under The Regional Municipality of Durham Act, 1973. Therefore, the 40th anniversary is officially recognized in 2014.


This family friendly event will feature a variety of activities, including: live musical performances; departmental displays; face painting, a magician and other activities for children; special guests, such as the new Chief of Police and local celebrities; and a free barbecue (while supplies last), along with cake and refreshments. A “recruitment booth” will also be set up during the open house to provide visitors with an overview of the career choices available at the Region.


For more information, please visit the special 40th anniversary section of our website at

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.