Pickering is slated to welcome a brand new, 44,000 sq. ft. space, in the spring of 2026, that will celebrate the City’s rich heritage, while bringing together Museum, Library and Community Centre into one dynamic facility.

This facility will be located on the upper site of the Pickering Museum Village and will:

  • Serve as a new Visitor’s Centre for the Pickering Museum Village and replace the small, aging administrative building that currently exists on the site.
  • Preserve local history and provide much-needed storage space, with special environmental and lighting controls, for collections, artifacts and records for the Library, Pickering Museum Village, and City Hall.
  • Replace the aging Greenwood Community Centre, and provide a modern and accessible space for community groups, programs and services, and events and exhibition space.
  • Be zero-carbon – meaning the facility will be highly energy-efficient and minimize greenhouse gas emissions from building materials to operations, and support Pickering’s journey of becoming one of the most sustainable cities in Canada!

Read News Release, issued September 2, 2022

Project Renderings

Rendering 1 - Exterior view from Main Entrance

Side Elevation with signage

Rendering 2 - Exterior view from East

Front Elevation

Rendering 3 - Interior view of Lobby


Project Video – hear from key staff and the architect!

Watch the video

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This project is guided by the City’s Cultural Strategic Plan, which sets a vision for the place of arts, culture and heritage in the City and identifies strategic directions for policy, investment, partnerships and programs for 10 years.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.