The City of Pickering has recently adopted Integrated Sustainable Design Standards (ISDS) for all new development in the City to replace the 2007 Sustainable Development Guidelines.

The new ISDS is a set of standards that allows the City to review development applications through a “sustainability” lens, based on modern, green technology criteria and best practices.

Although the ISDS have already been approved by Council, making reference to the ISDS within the Pickering Official Plan will provide added weight to their application in the review of draft plans of subdivision, site plans, and rezonings.

Electronic Open House 

Date:         October 3, 2023
Time:         5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Location:   Virtual 

Hybrid Electronic Statutory Public Information Meeting

Date: November 6, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm
Location Virtual/Council Chambers at City Hall

Residents can attend the meeting in person in Council Chambers at City Hall, or view the meeting livestream. You can watch the livestream on the City’s YouTube page

If you would like to make a comment, you can register as a delegate by visiting, and complete the on-line delegation form or email

Written Information Available

Recommendation Report (PLN 34-23)

NOTE: A minor technical revision was made to the OPA on September 18, 2023, merely to provide greater clarity.

Supporting Documents

For more information regarding the Integrated Sustainable Design Standards, please refer to the Sustainable Development webpage.

Site Address

This amendment applies to all lands within the City of Pickering.


City of Pickering


The purpose of this Amendment is to recognize and reinforce the new Pickering Integrated Sustainable Design Standards (ISDS) with policy in the Pickering Official Plan and update references to the previous Sustainable Design Guidelines (2007).

File Number

Official Plan Amendment Application OPA23-005/P

Planning Act Requirements

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Pickering before the Council gives approval or refusal of the Zoning By-law Amendment, the person or public body:

i) Is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal; and 

ii) May not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of future meetings and decisions regarding this amendment, you must make a written request to the City Clerk.

Staff Contact 

Ish Chowdhury
Planner II, Policy
Email Ish Chowdhury
Telephone 905.420.4660 ext. 1118


We welcome your feedback on this development proposal. 

Personal information contained on this form is collected pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This information is collected to notify you of future meetings regarding this proposal. Any questions related to the collection of this information should be directed to the City Clerk, One The Esplanade, Pickering, ON L1V 6K7, 905.420.4611.