Whitby campus

From its beginning as a converted chocolate factory, Durham College’s (DC) Whitby campus has experienced an amazing evolution since opening its doors in 1993.

Home to a range of post-secondary, apprenticeship and corporate training  programs across multiple disciplines, with a special focus on skilled trades, hospitality and horticulture, the campus’s classrooms, labs, shops and training facilities provide a dynamic, experiential-learning environment for DC students and community partners.

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Main building

The main building provides an expanded shop area for student-use and programs focused on green building trades and technology. It also includes energy labs, classrooms and boardrooms; a Student Association space; Campus Store, library, Computer Commons; and the brand new Electric Vehicle Lab and Proto space.

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W. Galen Weston Centre for Food

The W. Galen Weston Centre for Food (Weston Centre) opened in September 2013. Focused on field-to-fork and sustainable business practices, the centre is home to DC’s programs in culinary, food and farming, horticulture, hospitality, and special events management.

The college’s award-winning full-service restaurant, Bistro ’67, retail store Pantry, which features food grown and prepared by students, an outdoor classroom and the Barrett Centre of Innovation in Sustainable Urban Agriculture are also included.

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Ontario Power Generation Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology

The Ontario Power Generation Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology (CSTT) is a 60,000 sq. ft. building designed to shine a spotlight on industrial skilled trades training, innovation and education.

Home to DC’s electrical, elevating devices and plumbing programs, students can innovate and learn in its many labs, configurable classrooms and a double-height learning space which is home to a two-storey building model.

In addition, the CSTT features student collaboration areas, food service facilities and a brand-new 2,000 sq. ft. Fitness Centre.

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Campus residence

Built in 2019, the 68-bed Whitby Village Residence offers students semi-private double and triple rooms, onsite laundry, two common kitchen spaces, and two common lounge spaces with televisions.

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Learning living labs

The two Learning Living Labs provide a practical application space for students in various programs and are designed to demonstrate the many changes that have occurred in the construction and building trades over the years, including the various methods being used to retrofit older homes.

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Urban farming and horticulture

From lush greenhouses, a repurposed shipping container farm and a pollinator garden, to growing fields, an apple orchard and apiary, sustainability and urban agriculture are a central feature of the campus.

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