Feature of the Month: Dockside in Whitby

Brookfield Residential was proud to be a sponsor of an incredible series of Dockside community events throughout 2017. Nestled into Whitby Harbour, on the shores of Lake Ontario and just down the street from the Port Whitby Marina, the Dockside event space is an ideal gathering place for Whitby residents and families. Dockside is where city meets waterfront – Whitby’s new lakefront destination.


The Dockside events kicked off with a series of Lakeside Cinema evenings in the summer. These free events were complete with large screen movie viewings on the lakeshore (including screenings of Beauty and the Beast [Live Action], The Fate of the Furious, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), food trucks, a beer garden, free popcorn, games, a live DJ, special VIP seating, and more. Hundreds of people came out to enjoy the movies and check out the event space. An amazing time was had by all.


The Dockside venue includes a giant Dockside chair (see above) and a monumental Dockside statue (see photos below) to help establish the new event space and to solidify its identity. The Dockside chair and statue give the event space flair and a sense of destination. They’re favourite photo ops for most of the guests at Dockside events, too.


In October we sponsored Dockside Fall Fest (a two-day event taking place over the weekend), again using the Whitby Harbour event space to bring a fun-filled event to the Whitby community. At Fall Fest, a giant covered tent served as cover for many artisan vendors, so there was a great marketplace where people could shop for local goodies and treats. Pumpkins were on sale for just $3, and Fall Fest included a pumpkin decorating station, tons of games including an inflatable bouncy castle and a corn maze for kids, face painting, a live DJ spinning tunes in the marketplace, several food trucks, a beer garden, and more.


Last but not least, we sponsored Dockside Winter Fest last month. This was another two-day event that went on all weekend, giving everyone plenty of time to check it out. Winter Fest featured many local artisan vendors, just in the nick of time for holiday shopping. It also included live music performances from local choirs, bands, and Gareth Bush. With visits from Santa, food trucks, a beer garden, a hot drinks station, and games and activities for kids (including cookie decorating, writing letters to Santa, face painting, and several inflatable toys/bouncy castles), the event was the perfect holiday fest.

To see more photos of the Dockside events, check out the photo galleries on the Dockside website and follow the Dockside Instagram page.

Interested in 2018 events? Make sure you’ve signed up for event notifications on Dockside Whitby’s website!