Pickering’s Community Banner Program Selections Announced

Posted on Friday September 27, 2019

New artwork is coming to Pickering’s City Centre in the form of 24 colourful banners.

In May of this year, the City of Pickering launched their first-ever Community Banner Program. The purpose of the program is to bring life and art to Pickering City Centre through a visual celebration of the theme Live, Work, Play, Inspire.

The Canada-wide call garnered 70 submissions from professional and amateur artists residing in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Quebec. The jury included professional artists, designers, City residents and stakeholders. The jury reviewed each of the submissions to assess their connection to the theme of the program, overall aesthetics, fit within the program guidelines, and artist statement. Banners with an average total score of 70/100 or higher were included in the 2019 program. The final banners encompass a broad spectrum of media, themes, and styles.

The Pickering Community Banner Program is funded through the Ontario Main Street Revitalization Initiative Fund, and is part of the Pickering City Centre Enhancement Project.

The 2019 Banner selections will be installed throughout City Centre in December. To view the selected designs and read the artist’s statements for each piece please visit pickering.ca/culture.


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:
Jesse St. Amant
Coordinator, Cultural Services l Community Services
905.420.4660 ext. 3607