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Historic Werden's Plan

By Barbara Auchterlonie, Whitby Historical Society

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Friday, May 5

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


Language: English 

Area: Werden's Plan Heritage Conservation District, Whitby

Theme: Architecture and Urban Planning, History and Community

Accessibility: Breaks encouraged, Dog-friendly walk, Family-friendly walk


The Werden’s Plan Neighbourhood Heritage Conservation District encompasses part of the original plan of subdivision owned by Asa Werden in 1854. The Werden's HCD contains 250 properties, and boasts the greatest number of historic residential streetscapes in Downtown Whitby.


Almost all the buildings in the neighbourhood are single-detached houses. Erected from the mid-nineteenth century onward, the houses in the district display a wide range of well-preserved, traditional architectural styles.

  • Walk Start Location: Walk begins at the Lynde House Museum, 900 Brock Street South, Whitby L1N 4L6 (corner of Brock Street South & Burns Street). Our group will meet in the parking lot at Lynde House Museum, in front of the Warren General Store gift shop.

  • Walk End Location: Same location.

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