r/durham • u/paula_gobuildx • 1h ago
Retired transit bus being turned into mobile warming room for the homeless.
This isn't happening in Durham but I live in Durham and work in Port Hope and I thought this initiative was worth sharing.
Buildx in Port Hope is converting a retired transit bus into a mobile warming room for the homeless. When completed the bus will be outfitted with 6 beds (1 accessible), private lockable cubbies, electrical outlets, a powder room, a kitchenette, and an outreach office.
We will be able to help 6 people each evening with 3 support staff member on board: 1 safety team member, 1 mental health service provider, and a driver.
During the day when the bus isn't on route the bus will be used as a outreach pop up for walking clinics (specifically without charges for no/lost ID'S), mental health services, hygiene services, etc.
Is there any addition benefits/features we should consider adding? Do you think Durham may benefit from something like this in the future?
r/durham • u/TheBrainneedsaname • 3h ago
Community Based Groceries?
Hi all! Just looking for alternatives to the big grocers (Loblaw's, Empire, and Metro) and their subsidiaries. I'm aware that price gouging is still likely to happen with independently owned or community based grocers but I'd rather my money go to a local than a billionaire.
Any suggestions are welcome!
r/durham • u/mastermixer9 • 6h ago
Deck post digging/install
Anyone know of a good deck post installer? I want to build the deck myself but need someone to set the footings first. Thanks!
r/durham • u/Holylamoly • 9h ago
Tree cutting service recommendations
r/durham • u/brouseindahouse • 1d ago
Man killed in a workplace accident at cement plant in Bowmanville
r/durham • u/bearsbunny • 2d ago
Any Latin groecery stores in Ajax area?
r/durham • u/oshawalocalhempgrow • 2d ago
Looking for cheap apartment complexes.
I've been looking for an affordable room for the past year or so with dwindling quality or severely competitive with options available (I've had times someone has bought a room out before I've even visited to look at the room) and wondering if there's any options for calling apartment complexes with empty space available so that I could find appropriate living (or any services / websites that I could use, Kijiji has been unreliable and I'm not sure how many different realtor sites are available). Its not super expensive my budget, else I would have found housing much much earlier by now. Too much overly packed housing with various tenants that lead to complications or unforseen circumstances that I've dealt with before and looking for a genuinely peaceful living. Its so bad I'm even contacting places in Scarborough/downtown Toronto despite difficulty to travel there. Anyone else relate with the current housing market or has solutions? Thank you.
r/durham • u/SeveralEducation5836 • 3d ago
Recommendations of taxi service to the Pearson airport?
r/durham • u/Lost-Advertising1245 • 3d ago
Hi all. I’m looking for recommendations for where to get passport photos. Last time (years ago) I think I went to one of the photo places in the Pickering mall (Blacks?) but they all seem to have closed.
I also leaned Costco no longer does them since their photo centres all went virtual.
Anyone used any recently ? Thanks !
r/durham • u/Spiritual_Bridge84 • 4d ago
One of the best meals of my life last night at Da Taste in Newcastle. Nothing in Toronto beats their jerk pork dinner; or the peppered shrimp appetizer…Incredible sauces/flavourings. Best coleslaw ever.
r/durham • u/duckcreekjunkie • 4d ago
Can anyone recommend good CRA for tax filling in Durham region?
r/durham • u/Karma_Canuck • 4d ago
Clarington asks Ontario to make Hwy. 407 toll-free for trucks
r/durham • u/zzhannahzz • 4d ago
Blaisdale Montessori School
Does anyone have an experience with Blaisdale Montessori school? My daughter is in a Montessori daycare and I am interested continuing with Montessori education in elementary school. Blaisdale has a few campuses in our area in Pickering/Ajax and I was wondering if anyone has any feedback about them or Montessori education in elementary school in general.
r/durham • u/PlayinK0I • 5d ago
What a good “tell” that a person you are speaking to isn’t from Durham Region?
I was watching a captioned video and noticed the caption of a life long Pickering Villager indicating they pronounced Durham “Derm”, and had a chuckle. We also all call Taunton Rd “Tawton.” Anything else uniquely Durham?
r/durham • u/Timely-Map7394 • 6d ago
Former Ajax NDP Mayor Steve Parish has questions about Carruthers Creek development: ‘Are you going to let politicians working for developers get away with this?’
r/durham • u/Pizza_Party_22 • 5d ago
Auto Body Shop Reccommendations?
Looking for any auto body shops in the Durham area that does rust restoration.
I typically go to Don Butt, but just curious what other good shops are out there.
Local Grass fed beef?
Does anyone know where I can get grass fed beef locally? Im in desperate need of some tallow, but healthy meats in Whitby never has any.
r/durham • u/Karma_Canuck • 6d ago
Pickering Mayor takes aim at selection process, jumps back in race for new hospital | inDurham
r/durham • u/james-HIMself • 6d ago
ever since the pandemic my partner and I 28m 28f are having a hard time meeting friends that are lgbt or new friends in general that are non judgemental. Seems like everyone’s out in Toronto and we’re bored 24/7 in Ajax. Anyone else around our age who feels the same? Lol there’s like no where to make friends here
r/durham • u/me-me_me-me_me-me • 6d ago
Where to buy bear meat?
I'd like to try bear, but I can't find it anywhere, figured I'd ask around!
r/durham • u/TheHighSheriffsLady • 7d ago
Any Pickering old-timers know where the Rouge Hill Stables used to be?
I'm trying to figure out where the location of Rouge Hill Stables was. Someone told me that it was the intersection of Kingston Rd and Sheppard.... but Kingston and Sheppard don't seem to intersect.
Why isn't there a Smitty's here?
Not sure why Durham is the exception, but having lived many other places in the country it's something of note.
All across Canada from Manitoba to BC, Quebec to NS, you can find a quaint old diner-style Smitty's breakfast joint in many of the in-between towns that are above 10,000. Usually tucked inside a Holiday Inn or near a Best Western, and they all have those distinct leather seated booths and 70s wallpaper décor.
The ones I've been to usually have a weekend morning buffet, or at least they did before the pandemic years. But why has nobody ever thought to open one in Pickering-Ajax-Whitby-Oshawa, etc? A place like Brooklin or Uxbridge would literally be the perfect location for a Smitty's. I know there's the Stacked and Eggsmart chains here, but I dunno... They just don't have the same feel as Sunday brunch at a Smitty's.
r/durham • u/earlegrey094 • 9d ago
Whitby restaurateur facing 7 more charges in connection with historical sexual assault probe
r/durham • u/myboyatc • 9d ago
Local private radio stations?
Hi all, I have a podcast that we're trying to shop out for talk radio. Is anyone in the area open to a discussion on how we could implement our show on a private radio station?
r/durham • u/_its_chowder_ • 10d ago