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Pickering Recreation Complex is a designated Cooling Centre

Posted on Thursday July 21, 2016

The Region of Durham Board of Health has extended the current Heat Warning through to Saturday, July 23, 2016. While a Heat Warning is in effect, the Pickering Recreation Complex will be a designated cooling station. 

Pickering Recreation Complex, 1867 Valley Farm Road

Thursday, July 21, Friday, July 22 & Saturday, July 23

The Pickering Recreation Complex will be open from 6 am - 11 pm weekdays and 7 am to 9 pm on the weekend. Extra seating and water will be available in the lobby.


As a gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet, and boasts a world class EN3 Cluster of Energy, Environmental and Engineering companies. Pickering is home to the largest industrial sector in Durham Region, including a wide range of manufacturers who ship their products across the globe.  Seaton is a new community located in Central Pickering, designed to attract 30,000 new jobs and 60,000 new residents to the City by 2031.  New business can take advantage of direct access to major highways; an educated and skilled labour force; state-of-the-art infrastructure; and a wealth of emerging greenfield employment lands fronting Highway 407.

Media Contact:
Jody Morris
Supervisor, Facility Programs l Culture & Recreation Department
905.420.4660 ext. 3249