The City of Pickering is on the cusp of greatness and is fast becoming one of Ontario’s growth leaders over the next 15 to 20 years.
The City has partnered with Cushman & Wakefield and the Pickering Town Centre to create a brand new, vibrant, walkable downtown, which will see the construction of a new Performing Arts Centre, Senior/Youth centre, and Central Library. On site will also be a 50-storey rental tower along with a pair of 30+ storey condominiums. These new facilities and residential buildings will be seamlessly linked via activated and pedestrian friendly walkways lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants — bringing a new and urban dynamic to Pickering.
Pickering’s transformation is hardly limited to its downtown. Durham Live — a multi-billion-dollar entertainment project anchored by a resort casino and five-star hotel — is under construction at Church and Bayly Street. It will also encompass a convention centre, amphitheatre, restaurants, cinemas, an indoor water park, performance venues, an office tower and film studios.
In Central Pickering, the master-planned community of Seaton will attract 70,000 new residents and will offer a broad and diverse array of housing options including detached, semi-detached, townhouses, and stacked townhomes all nestled within a stunning, natural heritage system. The new community is designed to attract 30,000 new jobs by 2031.
Most of these new jobs will be within the Innovation Corridor, which runs parallel to Highway 407, just north of Seaton. Adjacent to the corridor are federal lands that have been designated as a site for a future airport in Pickering — an initiative supported by the City of Pickering, and Regions of Durham and York.
An airport in Pickering represents an unprecedented opportunity to drive economic development and job creation for Pickering and across Durham Region. A significant infrastructure project, it would generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment for the aeronautic, transportation/logistics, high-tech and other innovative sectors. An airport would attract thousands of new jobs so more residents could work close to home.
Economic development and job creation is one of our highest priorities, because we want residents to be able to live, work, and play right in our community.
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