Population

2019 - 100,000
mid-2030's - 190,000

Location

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

Land Area

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

Business Sectors

Advanced Manufacturing, Agri-Food, Information Communication Technologies (ICT), and Energy, Environment and Engineering (EN3).

Number of Businesses

2,700+

Major Employers

Public Sector

MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation) - 538
Ontario Power Generation – 3,560

Private Sector

Aspect Retail Logistics - 670
Noranco Manufacturing Ltd. - 185
Purdue Pharma Canada – 300
Rogers Communication – 750
Signature Aluminum Canada Inc. - 225
Trench Ltd. – 300
Yorkville Sound – 240

Transportation

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.

Energy

Electricity - Ontario Power Generation and Elexicon Energy
Gas - Enbridge Gas Distribution

Labour Force

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

Land

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+

Education

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

Hospital

Lakeridge Health
Jerry Coughlan Health and Wellness Centre

Cultural & Recreation