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Location & Infrastructure

Located in Durham Region, the City of Pickering is the first municipality east of Toronto. With a current population of 92,000 people and 35,000 jobs, Pickering is projected to grow to 190,000 people and 68,000 jobs by 2031. This growth makes Pickering an extremely attractive location for future investment.

Pickering has readily available employment lands, exceptional infrastructure for business, and excellent transportation connections. The City has direct access to two major highways: (Highway 401 and Highway 407), a direct commuter rail link to Toronto, 2 commercial train lines, and is within 30 minutes of 4 different airports, and 2 ½ hours of 5 separate United States border crossing points.

Some of the largest and most prestigious post secondary education institutions are within close proximity of the City, including the University of Toronto, York University, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Durham College, Centennial College, Trent University and a joint Durham College/Centennial College Learning Centre.

Pickering's focus on sustainability and business attraction has resulted in considerable investment in the City over the past few years, including:

  • a $19 million, 132,000 sf. LEED silver office tower
  • a $22 million pedestrian bridge
  • a $32 million expansion for Purdue Pharma
  • a LEED certified terminal building at the Pickering GO Station
  • a 137 unit V!VA retirement community
  • 192,000 sf. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for Siemens Canada (Trench Group)

The new pedestrian bridge stands as one of the City's most iconic landmarks, connecting our downtown to the Pickering GO Station other destinations, including our beautiful waterfront, and Nautical Village.

Pedestrian bridge spanning highway 401