We are committed to building a culture of community engagement, to provide residents with a greater sense of purpose, connectedness and responsibility.

Identified as one of our five Corporate Priorities, community engagement is essential for building healthy, well-functioning communities.

Below are some of the current or upcoming projects and initiatives that are helping to shape the future of Pickering. Visit each information page to learn more, and how you can get involved!

Project List


Project Details
Infill and Replacement Housing in Established Neighbourhoods Study

The City is undertaking a study to determine how to manage new infill and replacement housing construction in established residential neighbourhoods within the South Pickering Urban Area.

View the project information page for Public Open House and Survey details.

Pickering Heritage & Community Centre

As the first new community centre in Pickering in the last 18 years, this project has the opportunity to encompass Pickering’s rich heritage, while looking forward to the next generation. Located at the entrance to the Pickering Museum Village, the new building will bring together the museum, library and community centre into one dynamic facility.

Have your say by filling in this quick 5-minute survey and stay tuned for Open House Consultations in January.

Pickering Rec Complex RENO Talk The City of Pickering has hired Barry Bryan & Associates to conduct architectural and engineering design services for renovations scheduled for 2019. The work includes complete design and consulting services for main floor renovations of the existing main concourse, service counters, related security and accessibility upgrades, change rooms, and the exterior of our main entrance.
New Highway 401 road crossing to connect Notion Road to Squires Beach Road

The City of Pickering and Pickering Developments Inc. are undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for a new Highway 401 road crossing.

Age Friendly Community Plan

The City of Pickering is committed to developing its first ever Age Friendly Community Plan. The intended outcome of the Age Friendly Community Plan is to develop and nurture an age friendly City which:

  • recognizes the great diversity among older persons
  • promotes their inclusion and contribution in all areas of community life
  • respects their decisions and lifestyle choices, and
  • anticipates and responds flexibly to aging-related needs and preferences.

View the information page for details of the November 27 public Open House, and our survey.

Kingston Road Corridor and Specialty Retailing Node Intensification Study

The City has initiated a detailed study to define a new vision and develop a plan for the redevelopment and intensification of the lands within the study area. There will be various opportunities throughout the study to participate and provide comments.

Integrated Transportation Master Plan (ITMP) The City has initiated an Integrated Transportation Master Plan (ITMP) study. ITMP is a strategic planning document designed to define the policies, programs and infrastructure improvements required to address existing and future transportation needs. There will be four Public Information Centres as part of the public engagement process.
Sandy Beach Road Environmental Assessment and Detailed Design Planning for reconstruction of Sandy Beach Road, from Bayly Street to Montgomery Park Road is underway.
Walnut Lane Extension Environmental Assessment and Detailed Design Walnut Lane will be extended from Kingston Road to Liverpool Road. AECOM has been hired for the Environmental Assessment and Detailed Design of this project. 
Current development proposals 

See a list of active applications for Official Plan Amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Draft Plan of Subdivision, Draft Plan of Condominium. Visit each project to learn about related public meetings and feedback opportunities. 

How do we engage?

The model with which all community engagement levels are identified will be based on the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Spectrum of:

  • inform
  • consult
  • involve
  • collaborate
  • empower

The City has a Community Engagement Core Team that is available to consult and provide advice to departments on their engagement activities.

Statement of Commitment

The City of Pickering is committed to community engagement, by working with residents and stakeholders on the development, decision making, and delivery of services that will continue to make Pickering a great place to live, work and play.

The City of Pickering believes that effective, well-designed community engagement will:

  • be based on realistic expectations, mutual respect, trust, and responsibility
  • invite our residents to get involved and contribute to the well-being of their neighbourhood, and Pickering as a whole
  • foster two-way communication to implement a shared vision that meets the evolving needs of our community