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Quality of Life

Home to over 95,000 residents and 35,000 jobs the City is in the midst of a transformation from a suburban community to a sustainable city. A high quality of life, concern for the environment, and vibrant economy help explain why Pickering is the right community to start a business and raise a family.

Pickering is your place to learn and play. The City takes great pride in its award-winning public library and high quality education, healthcare, housing and recreational opportunities. From children's programs to youth and seniors' centres, we are committed to providing our residents with the highest quality services and working toward a healthier, happier and safer community for all to enjoy.

Pickering is a community made up of creative minds and a vibrant arts and cultural scene. The City celebrates its local talent through a number of festivals, performances and gallery exhibitions throughout the year, making it a destination spot for visitors as well as a great place to live. Check out our Cultural Directory and Tourism section for more information.

Pickering's residents are passionate and proud of their community and work with the City to keep it clean and safe for businesses, families and future generations.

Grow with us today!

People walking down the street in Nautical Village