Myrtle, Ontario

Myrtle, Ontario
—  Unincorporated community  —
Coordinates: 44°1′5″N 78°58′9″W / 44.01806°N 78.96917°W / 44.01806; -78.96917Coordinates: 44°1′5″N 78°58′9″W / 44.01806°N 78.96917°W / 44.01806; -78.96917
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Regional municipality Durham
Town Whitby
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Forward sortation area L0B 1A0
Area code(s) 905 and 289
NTS Map 031D02

Myrtle is a community in the Town of Whitby, Durham Region, Ontario, Canada.

Myrtle, located in what was Whitby Township, was first named Well's Corners. In 1856, the name of the community was changed to Wellwood and again to Myrtle in the 1860s. In 1968, Myrtle became part of the Town of Whitby when the Town amalgamated with Whitby Township.

Myrtle is located approximately 16 kilometres north of the town centre of Whitby and 6 kilometres north of Brooklin along Highway 12.


  • Rayburn, Alan. Place Names of Ontario. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1997. ISBN 0-8020-7207-0.

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