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Your City Comes to You

Posted on Tuesday September 02, 2014

Residents, visitors, and businesses are invited to meet City of Pickering departments and discover all of the programs, services, and events available to them, at this year’s ‘Your City Comes to You’ event.

The second annual event aims to educate the public on how their municipal government works through one-on-one interactions with City staff, interactive displays, exciting giveaways, and other unique learning opportunities.

Who:    City of Pickering Staff and Performers

What:   Your City Comes to You

Where:  Pickering Town Centre, Centre Court

When:   Thursday September 4, 2014 from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

The event will include opportunities to discover all there is to know about this year’s municipal election, Pickering’s City Centre 3D model, a property tax calculator, fire safety tips for kids, a tandem bicycle giveaway, and so much more.

Along with City staff, there will be a talented lineup of stage acts to deliver an exciting mix of performances throughout the day, including a triumphant scene from the award-winning play, “A Spirit Walk: Call to Rebellion,” which depicts the events that led to the Rebellion of 1837 (by Backwoods Players).

“As part of our commitment to community engagement, we are proud to offer ‘Your City Comes to You’, so that residents can better learn about the programs and services that touches their everyday lives,” said Mayor Dave Ryan.  “Thank you to Pickering Town Centre for hosting this event, and acknowledging the importance of connecting municipal government with the people it serves.”

As part of its ‘Pay it Forward’ initiative, the City is encouraging event goers to bring a non-perishable food item(s) for donation to the local food bank. 

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As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Media Contact:

Shauna Muir
Coordinator, Communications | Office of the CAO
905.420.4660 ext. 2134  |  1.866.683.2760  |  TTY 905.420.1739
smuir@pickering.ca