The City of Pickering is located on Toronto’s eastern border. Pickering has approximately 91,000 residents. This is one of the most multicultural communities within Durham Region. Both homebuyers and businesses have been lured to Pickering, which has some of the most affordable real estate in the Greater Toronto Area. One of Pickering’s largest employers is Ontario Power Generation who operate North America’s largest and most powerful wind turbine system, right here in the City of Pickering.
The City of Pickering waterfront has recently been revitalized with the completion of the Pickering Millennium Waterfront Trail which overlooks Frenchman’s Bay whose quiet beaches make for an ideal picnic spot. Pickering’s western border is formed by the Rouge Park Valley, which is approximately 2,000 acres in size, and is one of the largest urban parks in North America. The north end of Pickering has had a freeze on development for many years although this may soon change. The Province of Ontario owns land north of Taunton Road that may one day be developed into a new community called Seaton. North of Highway 407, the Federal Government owns land that has been designated for a regional airport. The majestic Oak Ridges Moraine provides a green corridor at the north end of Pickering.