Pickering is a welcoming, safe community, ideal for raising a family or starting and growing a business. The City provides an unprecedented quality of life, has the highest diversity rate in Durham, and continues to attract residents and businesses from all over the world.
Situated along the western edge of Durham Region, Pickering borders the City of Toronto, Markham, and Rouge National Park, as well as touches the lakefront of Lake Ontario. With an emerging new downtown and exciting opportunities for growth in the northern areas of the city, Pickering is saturated with natural beauty and small-town charm, alongside modern amenities and conveniences.
Pickering has direct access to major highways, an educated and skilled labour force, exceptional infrastructure for business, prime employment lands and a supportive municipal government.
There are a number of development projects, big and small, happening in Pickering. Significant infrastructure development is taking place in the downtown core, along with major capital projects affecting roads, street lighting, traffic signals and parks throughout the City's neighbourhoods.