City Services and Leisure Guide: Your guide to active community living.

Winter 2021 

As we prepare for another season of recreation, it is important to remember that the safety of our staff, participants, and community is our top priority.

With new facility measures and safety procedures in place, you can feel confident knowing every effort is being taken to offer a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

City programs, events, and services will operate in compliance with current Provincial Guidelines and physical distancing measures to combat COVID-19. All programs, services, and events are subject to change.

Updates will be posted on the City's Covid-19 response page.


Winter guide cover imageLook for your printed copy.

Winter 2021 guide will be delivered to you door on November 26 inside the local newspaper.

View/download the Winter 2021 Guide here


Program Registration: 

For most Winter 2021 programs begins December 3.

Search and Register for all programs online at

Program Registration

Program registration is currently available only online. Visit for complete registration details, information, and policies.




Public Swim

Lane Swim and Open Swim are open by reservation only. Details at

Swimming Lessons

Lessons will be offered once a week for 8 weeks, starting the week of January 18 at Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex and Dunbarton Indoor Pool. Registration for Aquatics programs will start in January.

COVID-modified lessons will involve smaller class sizes, staggered start times and physically- distanced instruction. Parental participation will be required for Swim Kids Level 4 and below. Family group, semi-private, and private lessons will be offered.

We are working with the Canadian Red Cross and following Durham Region Health Department guidelines to ensure the safest access to aquatic programs at each facility.

Search and Register for programs online.

Aquatics Programs

Limited aquatic programs may become available at a later date.

  • Group, semi-private & private lessons
  • Teen Programs and Aquatic Leadership courses
  • Adult and Aquafit programs

Recreational Programs

Arts & creative, dance, sports, active, and special interest choices for all ages and abilities.

Search and register by activity, age group, interest or with an activity code.

  • Preschool programs 0 - 6 yrs
  • Childrens programs 4+
  • Teen programs 13 - 18 yrs
  • Adult programs 16+
  • Adult 55+ programs


The City offers numerous camp opportunities for children throughout the year including PA Days, Winter Holidays, March Break and Summer. Camp information can be found on the City's Camps page.

Winter Break Camp

Friends & Fun Winter Break Camp 5 – 12 yrs
Join us for a week of winter holiday fun.
CHD Recreation Complex Arena - O’Brien Rink (floor)
M,T,W    Dec 21 - 23     8:30 am - 4:00 pm   3 days    25145    $180.00

 March Break Camp

Spend the week with us! Watch for our March Break Guide coming in January.
Search and register online at

 Summer Camp
Spend the summer with us! Watch for our Summer Camp Guide in May.
Search and register online at
 PA Day Camp
Safe, supervised, fun! Spend the day with us. 
Upcoming dates are listed on our website or online at

Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex

The Complex is open. All visits must be booked in advance. See website for complete details on new facility measures and safety procedures.

Book your Workout
Keyword search Pickering Fit

  • Upper & Lower Cardio Rooms
  • Weight Room
  • 55+ Health Club Zone (until 12:30 pm)
  • 75 minute time slots, 1 reservation per area, per day
 Book your Fitness Class
Keyword search Pickering Fit

Fitness classes are offered 7 days a week. Current fitness class schedule and complete details are online at

See all Fitness Class Schedules online.

Active group fitness members can also access virtual fitness classes through their private facebook group.

 Book your Swim
Keyword search Swimming

Lane swim
Monday - Friday 6:15 am - 5:00 pm and 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Single lane, 45 minute time slot

Open Swim

Monday - Friday 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Saturday | Sunday 12:30 pm - 3:45pm

  • Double lane, 45 minute time slot
 Book your Court: Racquetball | Squash | Tennis
or by phone at 905.831.1730

  • Racquetball and Squash Bookings are 40 minutes
  • Tennis bookings are 60 minutes

Visit - racquet sports section for complete details

 Registered Fitness/Training Programs

Search and register for programs online at

  • Registered Group Fitness Programs
  • Small Group Personal Training Programs
  • Pre/Post Natal Fitness Programs

Winter programs start in January.
Registration begins December 3.

 Personalized Service

All of our trainers are CSEP Certified Personal Trainers who work with individuals to meet their healthy lifestyle goals using an evidence informed approach acquired through post secondary education.

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)is composed of professionals in exercise physiology, biochemistry, fitness and health. CSEP is the recognized authority in Canada for translating the appliance of exercise science into the improved health, fitness, and performance of Canadians.

Personal Training

  • Buddy Personal Training
  • Pilates Reformer Sessions
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy
  • Private Yoga Therapy

For details contact the Fitness Office, 905.683.6582 ext 3247.

 Squash Lessons

Squash Pro: Nicole Pirko
905.831.1711 ext 3235

  • Beginner to intermediate lessons for both singles and doubles play are available. Both Adult and Junior classes are available starting at 7 years of age. Squash Lesson details are online at - Squash page
  • Pro Shop & Racquet re-stringing service is available. Contact Squash office for details.
Tennis Lessons

Tennis Pro: Dave Ochotta
905.831.1711 ext 3235

  • Private, semi-private and small group lessons are offered by our Head Tennis Pro and his Assistants. Tennis Lesson details are online at - Tennis page
  • Pro Shop & Racquet re-stringing service is available. Contact Tennis office for details.

City Services

We are committed to meeting the needs of our growing community and providing accessible programs, services and resources to all of our residents.
 City of Pickering Mayor and Council

City of Pickering Council 2018 - 2022

Members of Council are responsible for the management and administration of the City's resources.  As well as attending Council and Committee meetings, some members are also active on a number of board and committee meetings.

Our door is always open. Please share any comments, questions or concerns.

Customer Care

The Customer Care Centre provides an important link between members of the public, the Mayor, Members of Council, and City of Pickering municipal departments. Our main priority is to ensure that you, "the customer" receive prompt attention and service regarding any municipal concerns you may have.

Visit us online to see how you can Connect with Your City


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 Pickering Culture

Creating a vibrant community; Discover Pickering's vision for arts, culture and heritage.

Recreation Services

 Free Teen Stuff

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Free programs, events, and more - just for Pickering residents 13 - 19 yrs. Membership is required - it’s free - get it at any Free Teen Program. Parent verification will be required on your first visit. Programs include:

  • ball hockey, basketball, breakdancing, games rooms, badminton, trivia night and more to come!

  • Esports Gaming - online tournaments with prizes! email to get in the game!

Due to COVID safety measures - now you must book your visit in advance. 

Book your time online at - keyword search Free Teen (If you do not have an Active Net account, you will need to create one.)Visit our website, follow us on FB & Insta - where we share what

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 Aging Well Adults 55+

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Enjoy a wide variety of free social opportunities, events & programs exclusively for older adults. Our Winter Schedule looks a little different this year but we’re still running! Check in often - we are adding new activities and programs regularly! 

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Pickering Events

 Destination Pickering


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We're Celebrating online!

  • Tree Lighting | November 27
  • Family New Year's Eve | December 31
  • Mayor's Levee | January 1

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 Pickering Museum Village


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2365 6th Concession Road
Greenwood, ON L0H 1H0

  • upcoming event:

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 Pickering Public Library

Our new website makes discovering collections, events & services easier than ever.


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Limited paper copies of the guide will be available at the following locations:

Facilities that  are not open to public will have a pick-up rack outside the main entrance doors.
Community Centres

Chestnut Hill Developments
Recreation Complex

1867 Valley Farm Road
George Ashe Community Centre 470 Kingston Road
East Shore CC 910 Liverpool Road
Pickering City Hall One The Esplanade