City of Pickering enters Province-wide Shutdown

Posted on Monday December 21, 2020

Pickering, ON, December 21, 2020 – The Province of Ontario has announced a province-wide shutdown, effective 12:01 am on Saturday, December 26, 2020.

The restrictions will remain in effect until Saturday, January 23, 2021 for all 27 public health unit regions in Southern Ontario. Visit for details.

Please visit for the most up-to-date information on Pickering’s response as it relates to City services and facility closures.

Access to Pickering City Hall & other City facilities

Access to Pickering City Hall will remain by appointment only, while other facilities will close to the public until further notice - see list. Facilities remain staffed to serve customers virtually during the regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The City encourages residents to connect with the relevant Department to see if their service request can be completed online or over the phone.

Customer Care is available for service requests, and to address any questions or concerns. Call 905.683.7575, email, or use live chat at (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm).

Please note that any payments to be made in-person at Pickering City Hall should be done by cheque or debit.

Programs, events, camps, fitness & recreation

All in-person programs, events, camps, fitness, and recreation are cancelled until further notice.

Tune in to the following pages for future updates:

Pickering Public Library

The Pickering Public Library will close for in-person service but will offer curbside service at all locations. Visit for the latest information.

  • View the Library’s online resources
  • All dropbox locations are accepting returns (late fees are being waived) 

“It’s unfortunate that celebrations will look a little different this year, but we all must do our part to help keep everyone safe. Over the holidays, the safest way to celebrate with family and friends outside of your household is to gather virtually. Remember to avoid non-essential travel, follow public health guidelines, wear a face covering where one is required, wash hands thoroughly and regularly, and stay home if you have symptoms - even if they are mild.”

- Dave Ryan
Mayor, City of Pickering


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