Clarington is the furthermost easterly municipality in Durham Region and the Greater Toronto Area. Clarington was created in 1973 when the Town of Bowmanville, and the townships of Clarke and Darlington, merged together.
The name "Clarington" began use in 1994 after having been known as the Town of Newcastle from 1974-1993. The name change was made to alleviate long-standing confusion between the municipality as a whole and the included village of the same name.
Bowmanville is the largest community in the municipality and is also the home of the municipal offices. Courtice is a fast-growing community located in the western section of Clarington. Orono is situated east of Bowmanville and lies against Highway 35/115. In 2020, Orono is proposed to be the final eastern exit from the new Highway 407 expansion. Newcastle is also a fast-growing community. known in recent years for its beautiful Port of Newcastle along Lake Ontario. The name "Clarington" combines the names of two historical townships in the area, Clarke and Darlington.
Oshawa, along with much of Durham Region has enjoyed steady, aggressive growth in 2016 with prices in Clarington averaging 15.7% more since the end of 2015. (includes statistical data through 6/30/2016)
Total estimated population 2016 - 92,000