The City is undertaking a study to investigate where and to what extent growth and development should occur in South Pickering outside of the City Centre.

Through community roundtables and an interactive online survey in Phase 1 of the study, we asked the community to be the planner and tell us what needs attention in South Pickering and what type of development you would like to see.

The results of the roundtables, the survey, and further background work, indicate that the next phase of the study focus on intensification opportunities in the Kingston Road Corridor.

View the staff report

Phase 2 of the study (Kingston Road Corridor and Specialty Retailing Node Intensification Study) has been completed, and Phase 3 of the study concluded in December 2019 when Council of the City of Pickering endorsed in principle an Intensification Plan and Draft Urban Design Guidelines for the Kingston Road Corridor and Specialty Retailing Node Study Area, and authorized staff to initiate an Official Plan Amendment to implement the vision and Intensification Plan for the Corridor and Node.

The Official Plan Amendment process is underway and will include opportunities for stakeholder and community participation. For more information, please visit the application page for Kingston Mixed Corridor and Brock Mixed Node Intensification Areas (File: OPA 004-20/P).

If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Kilbourne ( or Déan Jacobs ( or by telephone at 905.420.4617.