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Places (POIs) visited during this tour

Place #1
Distance: 5.33mi , Attraction : Town Centre
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1271 Kingston Rd, Pickering, ON L1V 1B5, Canada
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Pickering Town Centre
You made it! Welcome to our first stop, Pickering Town Center coming up on your right.

Pickering town center is one of the largest shopping malls in the Durham region. Your wardrobe will never be boring with over 150 stores to choose from.

They also have a Cineplex located within the shopping center, so you can catch all the latest blockbusters in-between shopping trips.

A fan favorite is the Wizard emporium. Got a budding witch at home or are you a Harry Potter fan yourself? Stop by the Wizard Emporium for all your gifts, appeal and magic needs.

Place #2
Distance: 2.72mi , Attraction : Gambling
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537 Durham Regional Hwy 2, Ajax, ON L1Z 1V9, Canada
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Casino Ajax/Ajax downs
Feeling lucky? Head over to Casino Ajax on your left. Win big at the Casino’s collection of over 800 slot machines. Alternatively, you can try your hand at their state of the art electronic table games.

Just across the Casino is the AJax Downs Racetrack , Southern Ontario’s premier horse track. Admission here is free and welcome to all ages.

Did you know Ajax down is the only horse racing track in Ontario where you can experience Quarter Horse Racing? This face paced sprint makes for an exciting spectator event perfect for a first time at the horse tracks.

Place #3
Distance: 2.55mi , Attraction : Recreation Center
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1999 Audley Rd, Ajax, ON L1Z 0L2, Canada
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Audley Recreation Center/ Deer Creek Golf
On your right we pass the Audley Recreation center. Enjoy a state-of-the-art recreation center complete with a gymnasium, leisure pool and exercise classes.

Outside you will find the Ajax sportsplex that has various outdoor recreation including a baseball diamond, basketball courts, tennis courts and even a skate park.

Get a furry friend at home, bring them to the Audley off-leash dog park just beside the recreation center.

Just off of Taunton road you will see Deer Creek Golf & Banquet Facility.

Deer Creek is one of Ontario’s elite public golf courses with its signature 27-hole design. The course is divided into three nines that all offer unique challenges to help you refine your golfing skills.

If you get hungry, make sure to visit Jerry’s Taphouse, Deer Creek’s newly renovated onsite taphouse for a great bite to eat.

Place #4
Distance: 3.57mi , Attraction : Conservation Area
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4360 Coronation Rd, Whitby, ON L1M 1G7, Canada
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Heber Down Conservation Area
On your right you will see the Heber Down Conservation area. Heber Down offers a variety of recreational activities such as fishing, nature walks and picnicking.

This is a great place for bird-watching as well and see birds that call Durham home such as red-tailed hawks, tree swallows and even bald eagles. Aside from bird watching, this wetland is home to a wide variety of native and endangered species.

Feel free to bring your furry friends just make sure they’re leashed.

Place #5
Distance: 0.74mi , Attraction : Neighborhood
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40 ON-12, Whitby, ON L1M 1A2, Canada
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If you’re looking to buy, you gotta check out the neighborhood Brooklin. Due to being separated by highway 407, Whitby has become its own unique and thriving community. Its charm is what makes this area extremely sought after.

A great time to visit is for their annual harvest festival that happens annually in the fall. Here you find a huge variety of food and craft vendors from around the area as well as family-friendly fun like a petting zoo, scavenger hunt and live entertainment.

If you’re here on a hot day you’ve got to check out Tip Top Creamery, Brooklin's own creamery using Onatrio sounced Kawartha Dairy, Maple Walnut is a flavor perfect for any sweet tooth craving.

Place #6
Distance: 3.47mi , Attraction : College
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50 Conlin Rd, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada
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Durham College
Next we will be driving through the beautiful campus of Durham College. Durham college was founded in 1967, it started off as just a small campus with only 14 staff and 205 students. Since its humble beginning the college has grown exponentially, now educating over 13,000 students annually.

Durham college offers a wide range of both full-time programs and apprenticeships. They also offer professional and part-time learning programs, perfect for anyone trying to change or advance in their career.

If you want a farm fresh dining experience, visit Bistro ‘67, Durham college’s own teaching inspired restaurant located in the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food.

Place #7
Distance: 1.16mi , Attraction : Historic Estate
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340 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1G 4T6, Canada
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Parkwood Estate
On your right we will pass Parkwood Estate. Parkwood Estate, built in 1915, was once the home of Sameul Mclaughlin, the founder of General Motors Canada until 1972. Now it is a national historic site with tours given year round of the now over 100 year old Estate.

Relish in the preserved architecture of the Beaux-Arts design that went on to influence greater monumental structures throughout the Toronto area.

Enjoy an afternoon tea break in luxury at the Tea Room. Enjoy a cup of Earl Grey with a side of macaroons on the open air terrace. You enjoy views of the scenic Garden including the 200 foot fountain.

Place #8
Distance: 2.16mi , Attraction : Park
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216 Centre St S, Oshawa, ON L1H 4A9, Canada
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Brick by Brick Park
On your right you will see Brick by Brick Park.

Want to start up a new exercise routine? Skip the gym fees and work out on the outdoor gym equipment. You can also enjoy a nice stroll on the walking path that goes along the Oshawa Creek.

Fun Fact, did you know a scene from the Hulu original tv show “The Handmaid's Tale” was filmed in this park?

Place #9
Distance: 0.93mi , Attraction : Conservation Area
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Unnamed Road, Oshawa, ON L1H, Canada
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Oshawa Valleylands Conservation Area
Oshawa Valleylands Conservation area
We are driving through the Oshawa Valleylands Conservation Area. On your right we will see trailhead parking for the Joseph Kolodzie Oshawa Creek bike trail. This trail reaches all the way from downtown Oshawa to Lake Ontario, making this a scenic ride.

The trail is also paved making it suitable for walking, running and even bringing leashed companions.

You will find access to Oshawa Creek, a favorite among locals for fishing. You can often catch rainbow trout and steelhead in these waters.

Place #10
Distance: 4.47mi , Attraction : Park
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Thornton Southbound @ Phillip Murray, Oshawa, ON L1J 8C4, Canada
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Lakefront West Park
On your left we will be coming up on Lakefront West Park. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, there's plenty to enjoy here. There's plenty of green space for you to sit and enjoy the sea views.

Keep your eyes open, you may be able to catch parasailers or swans that frequent the area.

Take a stroll along the Waterfront Trail. The Waterfront trail is 13km and has many nature trails and outlooks connected through-out the trail making it a perfect destination for a weekend adventure.

Since 2015, this trail has been paved making it family friendly and perfect for runners and cyclists alike.

Place #11
Distance: 0.00mi , Attraction : Marina
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240 Water St, Whitby, ON L1N 0G5, Canada
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Whitby Marina
We had to finish off the tour at one of the best things about the Durham region, The Whitby Marina. The Whitby Marina is one of the best natural harbors on Lake Ontario.

The pinteresque views make this a poplar backdrop for wedding and professional photos

If you’re hungry, you’ve got to vist the Lakeside Food truck while you are here. Their overflowing portions of fries and onion rings will definitely give you the best bang for your buck, just make sure to bring cash as they do not accept debit or credit.

That concludes our tour of the Regional Municipality of Durham which as you can see has a lot to offer.

If this feels like a place you can call home, make sure to reach out to Mario at (416) 910-4077 or send him an email mariocefai@outlook.com.

Thanks again for taking a tour with UCPlaces.

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