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Business Openings & Events

Here you will find all you need to know on the latest business news, events and openings. Subscribe to Business News and View on Business eNewsletter.

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Family owned Businesses mark extraordinary Milestones!
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.

February 15, 2014
WineRackFeb2014Mick Hammer, Manager of the Wine Rack brought everyone together to showcase the major renovation of their shop.   Wine Rack is conveniently located inside the Loblaw’s Marketplace at 1792 Liverpool Road, on the south side of Kingston Road in the heart of our City Centre.

January 2014
ribbon cutting at Bernadette's PilatesBernadette Recto and her staff brought movement together with music and merriment as they hosted the Grand Opening of Pilates by Bernadette newly located at 1099 Kingston Road.  For more information about prices and services, check out their website or call Bernadette at 416.779.0235.


December 2013
RCM Grand OpeningRCM Technologies hosted the Grand Opening of their expanded offices at 865 Brock Road in Pickering.  Currently the fastest growing company in Pickering, RCM Technologies provides engineering, procurement, maintenance, operations, design, and project management (to name a few) to some of their largest clients, OPG and Bruce Power.  Pickering is honoured to be a partner in supporting this exciting expansion.

November 28, 2013
Ribbon Cutting at Flow Fitness November 2013 .jpgEnjoy 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 Store Opening November 2013Target 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.



October 2013
OCI Ribbon CuttingThe 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 Store Opening & Ribbon CuttingMichael’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
Timothy's Grand Re-Opening at Pickering Town CentreReza 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
Polo Ralph Lauren at The Hudson's Bay CompanyThe 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

Ribbon Cutting at Jack Astor's Pickering LocationJack 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.



June 2013
Opening day at Pickering Town Centre Farmers' MarketThe 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.


May 2013
Ribbon cutting at Eagle Water Pickering Inc.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
Ribbon cutting at The Bear restaurantPartners 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
Ribbon cutting at GrandDad's Ole Fashion Ice Cream ParlourPickering’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.



March 2013
Ribbon Cutting at ciGustaA 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
Ribbon Cutting at TD Canada Trust .jpg1790 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
Ribbon Cutting at Trench Ltd.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.


January 23,2013
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at West Durham Family Health officeWest 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
Yeah Foundation Opens in PickeringThe 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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