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Current Development Activity

Coming soon…more growth and more jobs!

Pickering Town Centre, 1355 Kingston Road.  Our Regional shopping destination continues to invest in our City Centre with the construction of two of your favourite eateries - Pickle Barrel and Moxies Grill and Bar.

Despite the most challenging winter conditions presented this year, two industrial expansions projects are well under way.

March 2014

Eco-Tec Ltd. at 1145 Eco-Tec Expansion 2014Squires Beach has begun to clad their 20,000 sf expansion. This project will allow manufacturing processes to be brought in house, supporting the expansion of their new ventures into the oil and gas industries.

 

Signature Aluminum Expansion 2014Signature Aluminum at 1850 Clements Road has framed in their 102,000 sf addition that will expand and increase their current capabilities.

 


2013 Development Activity

December 4, 2013
EcoTec Ground Breaking November 2013Eco-Tec has officially broken ground on a 20,000 square-feet addition to their manufacturing facility at 1145 Squires Beach Road.  The addition will serve to double their manufacturing capacity in support of new global contracts in the oil and gas industry, and create much needed jobs in the skilled trades sector.

 

 

August 2013
French Language School at 2235 Brock Road2235 Brock Road will soon hear the school bells ring as the yet to be named French language school continues to put finishing touches on its classrooms. The 77,522 sf facility will deliver both secondary and elementary level instruction to French language students. For enrolment information, visit www.csviamone.ca

May 2013
Jack Astors, Pickering location exterior signageJack Astor's Bar and Grill readies the exterior for a Grand Opening coming this Spring.  This is one of several exciting new developments at Pickering Town Centre, 1355 Kingston Road, Pickering. Located at the north/east corner of the shopping mall at Kingston Road and Glenanna, the well known restaurant chain is a welcome addition to the culinary scene in Pickering’s emerging downtown. 

May 2013
TConstruction of Target Pickering Locationhe Picore office towers form the back drop for façade work now under construction at Pickering Town Centre’s latest new development.  Target is adding another 20,000 square feet to accommodate this flagship store in Downtown Pickering, 1355 Kingston Road.

 

January 2013
Construction of Michael's store in PickeringCrafty Pickering residents will be happy to see foundation walls being poured to support a new, 18,500 sf,  freestanding Michael’s store.  Located at the new commercial centre in Pickering’s Town Centre West,  Michael’s joins the many new offices and retailers at 1105 Kingston Road, Pickering.  Look for news on the many Grand Openings as they happen throughout early 2013, including CiGusto!, and West Durham Family Health Team.

2012 Development Activity

December 11, 2012
construction at 1635 BaylyJMPH Holdings have broken ground at 1635 Bayly Street  - with the first 2 structures of a mixed use development now being clad.  The project includes 5 commercial buildings totalling 27,587 sf and 1 industrial facility of 56,456 sf. The development is located just 2 blocks from the Brock Road interchange at Highway 401.

November 2012
Construction of Parking Garage at Pickering GO StationDowntown office towers form a backdrop to construction of a 6 storey, 509,000 sf parking deck, located at the south east corner of the Pickering GO Station.  The deck will provide much needed parking relief for GO commuters. It's also in direct proximity to the pedestrian bridge crossing Highway 401, that lands at the new Durham Region Transit bus lay by on Pickering Parkway. Enquiries about the project should be directed to GO Transit, Customer Care group by email through its website www.gotransit.com >> Customer Service >> Tell Us How We're Doing; or by phone at 416.869.3200.

Front view of Long & McQuade Retail Store on Kingston RoadAugust 2012
Thanks to Long & McQuade, 1887 Kingston Road is getting a new face, as they prepare to open their first retail store in Pickering.  The store will offer a full range of instrument sales, rentals and music lessons.

 

August 2012
Parlez-vous français?  Then keep your eye on construction at 2235 Brock Road, Construction equipment at 2235 Brock Roadthe site of Conseil scolaire Viamonde's French language school in Pickering. The 77,522 sf facility will deliver both secondary and elementary level instruction to students. For enrolment information, visit www.csviamonde.ca.

 

 

August 2012
Construction grounds of SiemensSiemens' wholly owned subsidiary, Trench Canada Instrument Transformers anticipates completion of a 190,000 sf facility to house high-tech manufacturing, R&D and LEED-certified office space.  First Gulf is pressing to complete the facility for  occupancy in fall 2012. This project brings 350 prestige jobs to Pickering's growing EN3 cluster.

 

August 2012
Durham Region Transit bus lay by on Pickering ParkwayBenches and shelters await Durham Region Transit commuters at the new bus lay by on Pickering Parkway. Buses should begin rolling through the new location on September 4, 2012.  Located at the north landing of the enclosed pedestrian bridge, commuters can look forward to more timely bus connections. 

Bicentennial Medallion in the sidewalk near the bridge entranceBe sure to check out the sidewalk medallion near the bridge entrance, commemorating Pickering's Bicentennial.

 

 

April 2012
exterior shot of the Pickering Learning SiteThe Pickering Learning Site is one of the latest investments in Downtown Pickering.  Located at the base of the new office tower at 1340 Pickering Parkway, this post-graduate facility is a joint project of Durham and Centennial colleges.  Students attending the 8,000 sf facility this fall, will have direct access to local transit and the Pickering GO Station via the enclosed pedestrian bridge across Highway 401.

 

April 2012
TD Bank construction siteTD
Canada Trust is adding to the ongoing transformation of Downtown Pickering with a two storey, 12,000 sf facility at 1790 Liverpool Road.  The new bank site is located within steps of the Picore Office towers, the Pickering Town Centre, Loblaws Marketplace and a new GO Transit parking structure.

March 2012
Duffin Heights, Pickering's newest neighbourhood, is a hive of activity.  Mattamy Homes on the east side of Brock Road at William Jackson Drive,  puts on final touches to 227 detached singles and 68 townhouses. Early occupants brave the spring mud to enjoy their new homes.  View construction photo.

Also, coming soon, Coughlan Homes is pouring foundations directly to the east. Full approvals are imminent for 128 detached  and 24 townhouses.

March 2012 
Aspect Retail Logistics, located at 1400 Church Street,  has begun construction of a 200,000 square-foot expansion to their warehouse. Once completed, this facility will offer nearly 1 million square feet of state-of-the-art, third party logistics services and create a further 200 jobs in the City of Pickering.

February 2012
Phase 3 of the commercial development at Walnut Lane & Kingston Road is framed and getting ready to welcome its first tenants. Michael's, CiGusta! and South St. Burgers will be among the first new neighbours to open their doors next to Shoppers Drug Mart, Home Depot and Future Shop.

View prior year development activity.