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Pickering Fast Facts [PDF]


2015 - 95,000
2031 - 185,000


Immediately east of the City of Toronto, accessed by both Hwy. 401 and Hwy. 407 ETR, on the north shore of Lake Ontario.

Land Area

Total Area - 23,159 hectares (55,974 acres)

Industry Sectors

Energy, Environmental Technologies, Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Bio-Technologies, Advanced Manufacturing, Warehousing & Logistics, Information & Communication Technologies.

Number of Businesses


Major Employers (2013)

Ontario Power Generation - 4,500
Rogers Communications - 750
Aspect Retail Logistics - 450
Purdue Pharma Canada - 390
Municipal Property Assessment - 350


Highways - #401, #407 ETR, #7 and #2 (Kingston Road).

An enclosed pedestrian bridge spanning Highway 401, linking the GO Station to Pickering's downtown.

Rail - CNR, CPR & GO Transit

Air - Pearson International Airport, Oshawa Municipal Airport, Buttonville Airport.


Electricity - Ontario Power Generation and Veridian
Gas - Enbridge Gas Distribution

Labour Force

3.8 million people reside within 50km (30 miles) of Pickering. 46% of Pickering residents aged 24-64 years have post-secondary degree or diploma.


Approximately 200 acres of vacant Employment Land. Costs range from $275,000 to $325,000/acre.

Seaton Community in Central Pickering, 800 acres of employment lands fronting Highway 407 ETR, allowing for up to 30,000 new jobs.

Housing Price Range

$250,000 - $500,000+


Public - 19 schools
Separate - 8 schools
Durham College, Centennial College,
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 
University of Toronto, Ryerson & York.

Hospital/Medical Facilities

Rouge Valley Health System - 2 hospitals serving Pickering

Range of medical centres including:

Village East Medical - Nuclear Medicine, Cardiology & Digestive Health

Cultural & Recreation

Full range of municipal recreation programs:

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