Council Documents


  • February 7, 2022 - Information Report 03-22 to the Planning and Development Committee - Draft Plan of Subdivision Application SP-2021-02 and Zoning By-law Amendment Application A 15/21 OPB Realty Inc. Easterly Portion of the Pickering Town Centre Lands, West of Glenanna Road City of Pickering Lands, South of the Esplanade South




  • October 21, 2019 Report to Council FIN 18-19 - Payment of Invoices Related to Preliminary Design of the Civic Centre Project (View page 149) 
  • September 23, 2019 Council Meeting 
    • Report to Council CAO 09-19 - Comparison of Cost Estimates for Pickering City Centre - Appraisal of Land Exchange related to Pickering City Centre (View page 199) 
    • Memo - Replacement Recommendation for Planning & Development Committee Report Item 8.2: PLN 20-19 Revisions to the Draft Implementing By-law (View page 196)
  • September 9, 2019 Report to Planning and Development Committee Meeting PLN 20-19 - Zoning By-law Amendment Application A 06/19 City Initiated: City Facilities and Pickering Town Centre Joint Venture Select Lands East and West of Glenanna Road in the City Centre (View page 39)
  • July 22, 2019 Report to Council FIN 15-19 - Civic Centre Project & Multi-Year High Level Financial Analysis (View page 35) and Report to Council CAO 07-19 - New Pickering City Centre Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) (View page 5)
  • 2019 - Approved Capital Budget (View page 125)
  • March 4, 2019 Report to Council CAO 05-19 - City Centre Project: Project Management and Preliminary Engineering Services (View page 5) 

Planning & Development Documents

City Council Adopts City Initiated Zoning By-law amendment A06/19
September 23, 2019: Pickering Council adopted the City Initiated Zoning By-law Amendment Application A 06/19 to amend Consolidated City Centre Zoning By-law 7553/17.

In general, the amendment was put in place to introduce new definitions for Net Floor Area and Floor Space Index across the City Centre; and on the lands south of The Esplanade South road, to permit residential uses; permit an increase in height for 2 point tower buildings to 121 metres and 97 metres, and to reduce the maximum building height to 22 metres on the remaining lands.

The amendment also permits a rezoning of part of the Pickering Town Centre lands, located on the west side of Glenanna Road south of Kingston Road and north of Pickering Parkway, to permit a maximum building height of 125 metres, except for 1 point tower which may have a maximum height of 153 metres.

Council Approved City Centre Zoning By-law

On April 11, 2017 City of Pickering Council approved the City initiated City Centre Zoning By-law 7553/17, dated April 3, 2017.

The new City Centre Zoning By-law amends Zoning By-laws 3036 and 2511 and removes all of the lands within the City Centre from these parent by-laws and creates a new standalone zoning by-law.  The City Centre Zoning By-law proposes new zoning categories, permits a broad range of uses, incorporates new development standards to regulate the size, location, massing and height of buildings, identifies minimum and maximum density provisions, and introduces new vehicle and bicycle parking standards.

The Council approved City Centre Zoning By-law was appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). On February 22, 2018 the OMB issued a Decision/Order approving the City Centre Zoning By-law 7553/17 as of the date of Council passing the By-law being April 11, 2017.

View the Consolidated City Centre Zoning By-law 7553/17

For any questions regarding the City Centre Zoning By-law and the appeal, please contact Nilesh Surti at 905.420.4617.

Approved City Centre Urban Design Guidelines

On April 11, 2017 City of Pickering Council approved the City Centre Urban Design Guidelines, dated April 3, 2017.

The approved urban design guidelines are intended to guide decisions with respect to development proposals in the City Centre in terms of built form, streetscape and open space design.

View the Approved City Centre Urban Design Guidelines [7 mb PDF]

For any questions, please contact Déan Jacobs at 905.420.4617

Approved Stormwater Management Strategy

On January 16, 2017 City of Pickering Council approved the City Centre Stormwater Management Strategy, dated April, 2015.

The approved stormwater management strategy was developed in order to correspond with the vision for the Pickering City Centre. Within the redevelopment context needed to achieve the vision for Pickering City Centre, the objective of the Stormwater Management Strategy was to target enhancement rather than maintenance of existing conditions, given the complex downstream flooding and erosion concerns that exist in the Krosno Creek watershed.

Implementation of the stormwater management criteria for the redevelopment of the Pickering City Centre will ultimately reduce peak flow rates and total runoff volume, which will translate into greater reductions in flooding and flood damage along Krosno Creek south of Highway 401, as well as greater reductions in pollutant loadings and erosion potential.

View the Approved City Centre Stormwater Management Strategy.

For any questions, please contact Irina Marouchko or Marilee Gadzovski at 905.420.4624

 Official Plan Amendment 26, City Centre
On March 4, 2015 the Ontario Municipal Board approved the terms of settlement for the City Centre Official Plan Amendment 26 and approved the amendment with minor policy modifications.
Downtown Pickering: A Vision for Intensification and Framework for Investment

To ensure the City is ready to accommodate new development, in 2013 City Council endorsed a new vision for the City Centre. The vision consists of 3 broad components:

  • Ensuring an appropriate land use framework is in place.
  • Working with senior levels of government and utilities to ensure required infrastructure is in place.
  • Working with downtown landowners and potential investors to attract desirable investment.

This study resulted in the adoption of Official Plan Amendment 26 (OPA 26). 

Final Study Document, June 2013

A Vision for Intensification and Framework for Investment [32 mb PDF]