Pickering encourages residents to provide input on community’s sustainability journey

Posted on Tuesday June 18, 2024

Pickering, ON, June 18, 2024 – The City of Pickering is updating its Measuring Sustainability Report (MSR) and invites community members to have their say.

Pickering, along with many dedicated community partners, continue to take steps that support the transition into a more sustainable city. An important part of this journey involves collecting and monitoring sustainability-related data and updating the community on progress.

The MSR reports on a wide variety of indicators related to environment, economy, development, and consumption. The report will dive into the advancements made in existing indicators, as well as introduce new indicators that align with the community’s evolving sustainability priorities. These efforts help the City to monitor progress, foster transparency, and encourage community involvement.

Residents are invited to provide input on sustainability priorities, access to amenities, services, transportation, community belonging, and more, at LetsTalkPickering.ca/MSR. Those who complete the survey will have the chance to win a 1-Year Basic Health or Fitness membership at the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex.

“Community input is vital in supporting Pickering’s journey to becoming a more sustainable city. I encourage all community members to participate in the survey and share their valuable insights,” said Mayor Kevin Ashe. “Your feedback will guide us in understanding what works, what needs improvement, and empower us to make informed decisions that will help pave Pickering’s path to a more sustainable future.”

Visit LetsTalkPickering.ca/MSR to learn more and complete the survey by July 5, 2024.


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 100,000) 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.

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