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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. Check out the SilverStone Gallery website to find out what’s happening this summer.
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.
December 12, 2012
South St. Burgers welcomed guests to the Grand Opening today at 1105 Kingston Road. South St. Burgers is part the New York Fries group of restaurants and a welcome addition to this new commercial development at Walnut Lane in Pickering.
November 20, 2012
Search Engine People celebrated the opening of their new offices at 1305 Pickering Parkway. Search Engine People is Canada's fastest growing and highest ranked Search Engine Opimization (SEO) and Internet Marketing firm, with plans to more than double over the next year. Learn more about their services at www.searchenginepeople.com.
November 13, 2012
Professors and students stood together with Pickering Civic Leaders today, to cut the official ribbon on the Pickering Learning Site. A collaborative development between Durham and Centennial Colleges, this 9,000-square-foot facility provides post secondary continuing education to approximately 300 students. This convenient location in the heart of an emerging Downtown Pickering offers daytime, evening and weekend courses in an intimate and flexible learning environment. Media Release
October 23, 2012
V!VA Retirement Communities celebrated the opening of their new Pickering facility in grand style with a Town Crier, music and dance. Located at 1880 Glengrove Road, just east of the Pickering Town Centre on Kingston Road, V!VA offers outstanding services for the active senior, right in the heart of Downtown Pickering. Visit vivalife.ca .
October 20, 2012
Music was in the air at 1887 Kingston Road as Jack Long of Long & McQuade cut the ribbon to officially open the latest of their retail stores. Pickering is also home to their headquarter offices and warehousing. The 2 storey location features instrument sales & rentals as well as music lessons. View the ribbon cutting image. For more information, call 905.686.4900, email email@example.com or visit their website.
October 12, 2012
EZ Fresh Foodmart has opened its doors in the Dellbrook Plaza, 2200 Brock Road. This family owned market is a full service grocery featuring a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to satisfy Pickering's diverse culture, including Halal certified meats. View the grand opening image.
October 3, 2012
Come and get an authentic taste of the Caribbean. 1278 Kingston Road in Downtown Pickering is now home to Patois - Jamaican Restaurant. Wayne and Maxine Simpson are your hosts as they serve up the best of Jamaican fare. View the ribbon cutting image, or watch the grand opening video on YouTube.
Unifund Assurance Company & Johnston Inc.: Alex Refuse, Region VP, Central Canada assisted in cutting the ribbon for the newest offices of Unifund Assurance Company and Johnson Inc. at 1305 Pickering Parkway, Suite 800. Unifund Assurance Company and Johnson Inc. share common ownership, providing a range of services including underwriting policies and handling claims adjustments. Mr. Refuse noted they chose this Downtown Pickering location due to the easy access to public transportation and major highways, local amenities and shorter commute times for many of their employees who call Durham Region home. View the ribbon cutting image.
Aspect Retail Logistics at 1400 Church Street, Pickering cut the ribbon on their new 205,000 square foot expansion. This brings the site to over 1 million square feet of unique distribution space for Loblaws and has created a significant number of new job opportunities in the City of Pickering. View Ribbon Cutting Photo
Silver Spoon is one of the latest additions to Pickering's eclectic food service scene. Located at 2200 Brock Road in the Dellbrook Plaza, this is Silver Spoon's fifth location. Pakistani & Indian cuisine is certified Halal with menu items available for take-out or catering events from 10 to 1000 plus! Phone 647.408.7192 or see www.silverspoongta.ca . View Ribbon Cutting Photo
August 23, 2012
Nygard cut the ribbon today on their first new concept store. The Pickering Town Centre Nygard Fashion brand store is number one in sales across North America and will soon be launched worldwide. www.nygard.com View Ribbon Cutting Photo
June 20, 2012
Durham Hino Truck & Equipment showcased it's newly renovated facility at 956 Dillingham Road. This Hino dealership also provides full service for all makes and models of diesel trucks. www.durhamhino.ca
June 11, 2012
The City of Pickering celebrated the Grand Opening of Total Tire Pickering at 1698 Bayly Street. As the sixth location of the Total Tire family, Pickering was strategically chosen as the first site in Durham Region. The opening of the Pickering store marks the beginning of a strategic plan to open other locations within Pickering and Durham. Owner Qasim "Q" Jadoon is looking forward to serving his customers at the Pickering location, but is also excited to work closely with all of the major dealerships and mechanic repair shops in Durham to better educate and enhance the customer experience when purchasing tires. View Photo
June 8, 2012
Mucho Burrito celebrated its newest franchise location at 1550 Kingston Road, showing its appreciation to customers with music and half price burritos. Their salsa and guacamole are made fresh daily and menu items are available for take-out, eat-in or catered events. Place your order on-line at www.muchoburrito.com. View Ribbon Cutting Photo
June 7, 2012
RBRO Solutions celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of their newly renovated and expanded office space at 1101 Kingston Road in Pickering. Founded by John and Howard Russell, RBRO Solutions has grown to become a world renowned company. Their focus and vision on creating software solutions for Law, Architecture, Engineering and Construction Firms has enabled them to attract customers in almost every country around the world. Be sure to check out their website at www.rbrosolutions.com View Photo
Patene Building Supplies welcomed friends and clients alike, as they showcased their vast array of construction products and services located at 1920 Silicone Drive, Pickering. A leading distributor of building materials to the residential and ICI markets in Ontario and Manitoba. Patene is open to the commercial contractor as well as the general public. To learn more, call Patene, Pickering at 289.372.3083 or visit their website. View Photo
February 6, 2012
Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. have chosen Pickering to consolidate their Whitby and Scarborough offices. Located at 1099 Kingston Road and based in Atlanta, Georgia, Crawford & Company is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions. To learn more, call the Crawford staff at 905.837.5260 or visit them online. View Ribbon Cutting Photo
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