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Centennial Building Doors Open Whitby

Centennial Building

The Ontario County Courthouse was built between 1852 and 1854. By 1964, however, the building had become too small to accommodate the county’s needs and a new courthouse was built on Rossland Road. In 1967, with assistance from the Canada Centennial Project, the original courthouse was reopened as a community centre known as the Whitby Centennial Building.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Environment
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Contact info

416 Centre Street South
Whitby, Ontario
Telephone: 905-430-4306


Year built: 1852-54
Architect: Frederic Cumberland and William Storm, Toronto
Architectural style: Classical revival
Building type: Attraction, Courthouse, Historical landmark, Theatre
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday May 5, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Centennial Building 416 Centre Street South