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.
Total Area - 23,159 hectares (55,974 acres)
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
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.
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:
- Recreation Complex - 1/4 million sf facility
- Pickering Museum Village - 19th Century Living History Museum
- Full-service Library - 3 locations
- Shopping - Pickering Town Centre with over 200 stores, Nautical Village Shops & Dining
- Community & Neighbourhood - parks, sports fields, conservation areas, Millennium Waterfront Park, concerts, hiking trails, marinas, yacht club, sailing & 2 beaches