The City of Pickering has 4 Community Centres available for rent, each with its own unique ambience. Choose the best location for you!

View the Facility Information Chart for detailed rates and facility features.

Dr. Nelson F. Tomlinson Community Centre

On June 11, 2016,  the Claremont Community Centre was renamed in honour of Dr. Nelson F. Tomlinson, a long-time Claremont resident and community physician. Dr. Tomlinson was an active community leader, whose actions were instrumental in the creation of the first Claremont school, community centre, park and public library.

4941 Old Brock Road
Claremont, ON L1Y 1A9

This beautiful facility sits in the heart of the hamlet of Claremont adjacent to large outdoor grounds and sports fields. It is closer than you think... located less than 15 minutes north of Hwy 2 on Brock Road. View interior photos.


  • capacity: 100 people for social gatherings / seminars & meetings

Lions Meeting Room

  • capacity: 50 people for seminars & meetings

Please see the Dr. Nelson F. Tomlinson Community Center price list for detailed rates and facility features. This facility is booked through the Claremont Lions Club. Please contact the Claremont Lions Club at 905.649.6021 or for further information or to book your function.


East Shore Community Centre

910 Liverpool Road South
Pickering, ON L1W 1S5

This Community Centre has 3 distinct spaces available for rent:

Meeting Rooms 2 and 4

  • you have the choice of renting Meeting Rooms 2 and 4 together or separately
  • capacity:
    Meeting Room 2 holds 50 people
    Meeting Room 4 holds 50 people

The Community Room

  • capacity:
    80 people for social gatherings and 100 people for seminars and meetings

The Gymnasium

  • capacity:
    200 people for social gatherings and 240 for seminars & meetings


George Ashe Library & Community Centre

470 Kingston Road West
Pickering, ON L1V 1A4

The George Ashe Community Centre has 3 spaces to choose from:

  • Paris & Franklin Rooms:
    capacity is 150 for social gatherings and 199 for seminars & meetings. 
  • Russel Franklin Room:
    capacity is 70 for social gatherings and 100 for seminars & meetings. 
  • Helen Paris Room:
    capacity is 70 for social gatherings & 99 for seminars & meetings. 


West Shore Community Centre

1011 - 1015 Bayly Street
Pickering, ON L1W 1L3

This beautiful pine lodge overlooks Frenchman's Bay, and boasts a vast green space, perfect for photos or other types of outdoor fun.

  • capacity:
    150 people for social gatherings and 199 people for seminars & meetings