Have your Say on Pickering’s Housing Strategy Study

Posted on Thursday January 14, 2021

Pickering, ON, January 14, 2021 – The City is undertaking a Housing Strategy Study to facilitate opportunities for an appropriate balance and supply of suitable, adequate, and affordable housing for all ages and abilities, within its jurisdiction.

“We know that a healthy housing system offers a diverse mix of housing to accommodate a variety of individual and family needs,” said Mayor Dave Ryan. “We want to give people of all income levels access to safe and stable housing. In particular, older adults are a vulnerable segment of the population and currently represent the fastest growing population in Pickering. I feel it is our duty to not only acknowledge that there is a housing crisis, but take real and meaningful action to address it.”

The Housing Strategy Study aims to establish the City’s role and priorities in facilitating opportunities for developing a diverse range of housing, including affordable, age-friendly, and accessible housing in Pickering over the next 10 years.

The City is currently in Phase 1 of the Study and invites residents to learn more and get involved. 

Have your Say - Electronic Public Open House #1

Thursday, January 21, 2021
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

The Open House meeting will be streamed live on the City of Pickering’s YouTube Channel. Residents interested in speaking at the Open House can register prior to 12:00 pm on January 20, 2021, by email at housingstrategy@pickering.ca or telephone at 905.420.4660 ext. 2140.

Visit pickering.ca/housingstrategy for full details.

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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.

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