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This year marks the anniversaries of a number of Pickering's key businesses, including RBRO Solutions, Nelson Industrial and Long & McQuade/Yorkville Sound. Read the article for details.
November 28, 2013
Enjoy the calming blue décor at Flow Fitness, Pickering’s newest yoga studio. Located at 1250 St. Martin’s Drive in Pickering, owner Camelia Gezelbash and her team are eager to bring you into the world of healthy mind and body. Check out their website for information about classes and hours of operation.
November 12, 2013
Target opens 128,000 square feet of shopping at Pickering Town Centre. Friends and family were given the exclusive peak preview of this latest addition to the Target family, now numbering over 120 stores in the Canadian market.
The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) hosted industry colleagues and supporters in their new offices at 1550 Kingston Road, Suite 219, Pickering, Ontario. Ron Oberth, President of OCI, has over 30 years experience in the nuclear industry. OCI is made up of 155 member companies that together support the CANDU reactor program in Canada and throughout the world.
September 27, 2013
Michael’s has returned to Pickering with newly constructed retail space at 1105 Kingston Road (at Walnut Lane). Happy crafters were lined up out the doors long before they opened, eager to get started on something creative. Michael's is part of a new retail and personal service centre that includes Home Depot, Future Shop, Shoppers’ Drugmart, doctors’ offices and a variety of restaurants and cafés including Pickering’s newest international franchise – CiGusta!
September 17, 2013
Reza Ardestani and his team celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of their Timothy’s World Coffee shop at the Pickering Town Centre today. Fully rebranded and renovated, all baked goods are now prepared on site. Visit the Pickering Town Centre today and see what else is ‘brewing’ in the heart of Pickering’s City Centre.
September 13, 2013
The Hudson’s Bay Company at Pickering Town Centre, 1355 Kingston Road, proudly announced the addition of Polo Ralph Lauren to their fashion line. Hudson’s Bay and Pickering Town Centre Shopping Mall continue to attract an increasing number of superior branded products and services, as the City Centre in Pickering emerges as a key downtown destination in the GTA.
June 20, 2013
Jack Astor’s is the latest addition to Pickering Town Centre’s growing list of new tenants.
Located at the corner of Kingston Road and Glenanna, Jack’s is the latest eatery to join Pickering’s emerging downtown.
The 3rd annual Pickering Town Centre Farmers’ Market is open for business. Bigger and better than ever, the market will now run every Tuesday from 11 am to 6 pm, until closing day on October 15, 2013. Check out their website to learn more about this year’s vendors.
Eagle Water Pickering Inc. is open for business at 1035 Toy Ave, Unit 7, Pickering. Danny and Zarlasht Shamon welcomed family, friends and clients as they cut the ribbon on May 7, 2013. The occasion was marked by a substantial donation of non-perishable and personal use items to the St. Paul’s-on-the-Hill Food Bank.
May 1, 2013
Partners John and Dave have given one of Pickering’s historic icons a fresh face to welcome back old regulars and entice new patrons. ‘The Bear’ (a Firkin restaurant) is now located at 1294 Liverpool Road in Downtown Pickering. Built in 1878 by Robert Secker, the Liverpool Arms Inn was a favourite stop for travellers on the King’s Highway, between Kingston and Toronto. Today, The Bear pays homage to Pickering’s history as the interior features many images from Pickering’s past.
May 4, 2013
Pickering’s Nautical Village was full of sun and laughter as GrandDad’s Ole Fashion Ice Cream Parlour opened for business at 597 Liverpool Road. The parlour is just one of many reasons to visit the Nautical Village.
A little bit of Italy, has come to Pickering. ci gusta!, Canada's newest European franchise features specialty desserts, soft yoghurt, coffees, soups and pizza. Located at 1105 Kingston Road in the Brookdale Plaza, this is the Canadian headquarters of ci gusta! To learn more, check out www.cigustacanada.com.
February 22, 2013
1790 Liverpool Road is now home to the newly consolidated banking services of TD Canada Trust. The two storey structure located in our emerging Downtown, offers many new services including a community boardroom that can be made available to local groups in need of a place to hold their meeting. For information, contact staff at the branch - 905.831.6114
February 6, 2013
Robert Hardt, President and CEO of Siemens Canada, joined City officials in cutting the ribbon, officially opening the doors of a new manufacturing facility at 1865 Clements Road. Home to Trench Ltd., this 190,000 sf plant has brought over 250 skilled manufacturing jobs to Pickering to support the production of oil insulated instrument transformers.
West Durham Family Health Team celebrated the opening of new offices at 1105 (E) Kingston Road, Suite 200B. Established in 2007 with only 3 doctors, the practice now boasts 11 physicians supported by a team of nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, a dietitian and a consulting Pharmacist. To learn more, go to www.westdurhamfht.com, or call 905.420.9999.
January 9, 2013
The Youth Education Arts and Health Foundation (YEAH) has opened its doors in Pickering, occupying approximately 3,000 sf at 1099 Kingston Road, Suite 240. Corneliu Chisu, MP, Pickering-Scarborough East brought greetings as the foundation received over $91,000.00 from Federal Government’s the Skill Link program to help youth overcome barriers to employment. For information visit www.theyeahfoundation.org or call 905.231.3949.
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