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Province Helping to Improve Traffic Flow in the Region of Durham

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Province Helping to Improve Traffic Flow in the Region of Durham

Ontario Enters Into Agreement with Town of Whitby

Ministry of Transportation

Ontario and the Town of Whitby have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help address the town's interest in creating a traffic by-pass around the Village of Brooklin. 

The purpose of the MOU is to capture the town's request to work towards transferring a section of King's Highway 7/12 through Brooklin -  from Highway 7/Winchester Road Junction to Brawley Road - from the province to the municipality. Ontario will continue to work cooperatively with the Town of Whitby as they complete a feasibility study on the transfer of ownership and work towards initiating an environmental assessment study.

Ontario is building safe, reliable infrastructure to help create jobs and ensure a bright future for the province.  Between April and September this year alone, the province announced support for more than 200 projects that will keep people and goods moving, strengthen the economy, connect communities and improve quality of life. 

Investing in highways, roads and bridges is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario has 16,900 kilometres of highway and 2,800 bridges.
  • Ontario is investing $2.5 billion in road and bridge construction projects this year, creating or sustaining approximately 25,000 jobs.

Additional Resources


Steven Del Duca

“I am pleased Ontario and the Town of Whitby are working together to find an alternate route around the Village of Brooklin. This is proof of our government’s commitment to making the daily commute and quality of life better for Ontario residents.”

Steven Del Duca

Minister of Transportation

“This agreement is a key step towards achieving our vision for downtown Brooklin. We want a safe, vibrant, pedestrian and business-friendly destination at the heart of our Village. For that, we must remove the heavy truck traffic and non-local commuter traffic from our historic main street. Those traffic demands in turn will be better served by an alternate route. This will be a win-win, both for Brooklin and for future users of the provincial highway.”

Don Mitchell

Mayor of Whitby

Media Contacts

  • Patrick Searle

    Minister’s Office


  • Bob Nichols

    Communications Branch




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