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Downtown Intensification Study

Proposed Official Plan Amendment 26, City Centre

Proposed Amendment 26 to the Official Plan represents the results of City Planning staff’s work over the last 7 months. Proposed Amendment 26 alters existing policies and adds new policies in the Official Plan to create a planning framework for the redevelopment and  intensification of the City Centre in anticipation of projected population and employment growth.

View the Information Report for details, including the Proposed Official Plan Amendment, and Informational Revision.

City Planning staff will present the proposed City Centre Official Plan Amendment 26 and the associated Informational Revision 21 to the Official Plan, and receive comments and answer questions on the proposal. 

Open House: 
Monday, March 31, 2014
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
City Hall Lobby

View our Open House presentation panels [PDF]

Public Meeting:
Monday, April 7, 2014 
7:00 pm
Council Chambers


Background Information

In order to ensure that the City is ready to accommodate new development, a Downtown Pickering Intensification Study has been undertaken. The program consists of 3 broad components:

  1. Ensuring an appropriate land use framework is in place.
  2. Working with senior levels of government and utilities to ensure required infrastructure is in place.
  3. Working with downtown landowners and potential investors to attract desirable investment.

Final Study Document, June 2013

Additional Information

Learn more about Downtown Pickering in our Living section.