…lies immediately east of the City of Toronto on the north shore of Lake Ontario. shore of Lake Ontario.The city of Pickering has experienced tremendous growth with a population now 50% higher than 10 years ago. With this growth has come cultural and ethnic diversity as new immigrants settle into the area. The City of Pickering offers an unsurpassed quality of life, blending business prosperity and growth with attractive and affordable housing, green space and rural settings, and a treasured waterfront where recreational opportunities abound.
|From the picturesque shores of Lake Ontario and bountiful woodlands to charming rural villages and a vibrant downtown, Pickering offers plenty of ways to enjoy natural beauty and popular attractions.
- Nature. Our treasured waterfront is home to the Waterfront Trail, a scenic haven for cycling, in-line skating and leisurely strolls. Boating, fishing and water activities are favourite pastimes on Frenchman’s Bay. Petticoat Creek, Seaton Hiking Trail and Greenwood and Claremont Conservation Areas offer extensive hiking and walking trails.
- Heritage. History comes alive at the Pickering Museum Village. Located on the banks of Duffins Creek in historic Greenwood, it is home to restored buildings dating from the 1830s to circa 1900, including a blacksmith shop and general store.
- Arts and Culture. Pickering is rich with events such Artfest on the Esplanade, a free outdoor arts festival with artists and musical entertainment, Theatre in the Park and a Waterfront Concert Series.
- Shopping and Dining. Choose from a wealth of shopping and dining options for business, employees and residents. The Pickering Town Centre is home to more than 200 stores, restaurants and services. Pickering is also home to the First Pro Shopping Centre, the Pickering Annex, the Pickering Markets and numerous storefront operations. Enjoy the convenience of online shopping through our Business Directory on our City website.