News & Announcements

Posted Tuesday, 18 June, 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...

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Posted Monday, 17 June, 2024

Last Updated: June 19, 2024 4:00 pm
Notice of extreme heat There is currently an extended heat warning for Durham Region. Dangerously hot and humid conditions are expected through Friday or Saturday (June 21 or 22).
A Special Air Quality Statement (SAQS) has also been issued for Durham Region by the Ministry of Environment. 
Exposure to air pollution is particularly a concern for children, the elderly, and those who have underlying medical conditions such...

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Posted Tuesday, 28 May, 2024

Pickering, ON, May 24, 2024 – I recently wrote a letter to Paul Calandra, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, requesting that he remove a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) that would restrict most development in Northeast Pickering. A previous Provincial Government enacted this MZO over 50 years ago as a way to mitigate any resulting housing and resident related issues associated with being in close proximity to a future airport. We are in a housing crisis now,...
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Posted Thursday, 16 May, 2024

Pickering, ON, May 14, 2024 – The City of Pickering has recently approved a new policy and a formalized registration process to better profile and support local Ratepayer Associations.
A Ratepayer Association is an organization, formed by a group of residents in a defined area, that comes together to address issues affecting its neighbourhood. It plays an important role in the process of civic engagement through advancing community initiatives and raising awareness about...

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Posted Thursday, 16 May, 2024

The City of Pickering is reminding residents and visitors to keep the following in mind when enjoying Pickering’s waterfront spaces this summer.
Waterfront Parking Program
The City’s waterfront permit/paid parking program is in effect from May 1 to October 1, annually.
The program includes paid parking at all City waterfront parking lots, and restricted/paid parking on select waterfront-area streets.
Pickering residents can obtain a no-charge...

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