City of Pickering Makes Repairs to Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex with Funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation

Posted on Thursday April 27, 2023

Pickering, ON, April 27, 2023

The City of Pickering received $386,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to make repairs and improvements to the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex.

Grant funding supported the following projects that took place in 2022:

  • Replaced the damaged hockey arena tile floor with new flooring
  • Replaced the indoor pool bleachers with new retractable bleachers
  • Replaced the floor in the banquet hall with new flooring
  • Repaired the gutter membrane in the tennis courts to address the source of roof leaks in the tennis courts. 

The Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex is Pickering’s largest multi-use community centre and is the hub of social, recreational, sport, and social activity in Pickering. The Complex is the centre for many large community events including swim meets and sporting events like the Special Olympics.

Now is a great time to check us out…

During the month of May you can purchase a 1 Month Pass for $40.00
This pass includes unlimited group fitness classes, cardio room, weight room, racquetball & squash, and pool during public swim times.

  • Pass is valid for 4 weeks from day of redemption.
  • Must be redeemed by August 1, 2023.
  • Optional $10.00 card purchase for use of member change rooms, sauna, steam room & whirlpool (18+).
  • Available to anyone 16+. Limited to one special per person.

Summer Membership for students 18+ is available starting May 1.
Cost is $175.00 and the membership runs from May 1 to September 4.
(current student ID required from a recognized Canadian university or college)
This membership includes fitness classes, cardio & weight rooms, the pool during public swim times, and members change rooms. It’s a great price and a great way to stay active over the summer.

Complete membership details are online or stop by the complex to find out more.
1867 Valley Farm Road | 905.683.6582 | 

In total, the province’s Community Building Fund invested $105 million to support community arts and culture, heritage, tourism, sport and recreation organizations that experienced significant financial pressures due to COVID-19. The fund is administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) and supports the renovation of recreation facilities. The City of Pickering gratefully acknowledges the funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation that made these renovations possible.


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Media Contact:

Karen Coleman
Manager, Fitness, Courts and Aquatics l Community Services
905.420.4660 ext. 3224