Fall 2016
Your City. Right Now.
Veridian Conservation Champions

New chiller and arena lighting at the Pickering Recreation Complex

The City has been recognized as one of Veridian's 'Conservation Champions' for achieving outstanding electricity conservation results in 2015.
The projects that won us this recognition include new arena lighting upgrades, and a chiller upgrade at the Pickering Recreation Complex.
The Delaney and O'Brien ice rinks were retrofitted with LED lights, providing brighter, crisper ice time. The enhancements resulted in combined annual electricity savings of over $32,000.
The new chiller enhances the efficiency of the building's cooling system, with annual savings of close to $11,000.
Veridian's Conservation Champions Awards pay tribute to customers who make reducing energy consumption an integral part of their business.

Warm or bright? Let's talk street lights

Street lights on Esplanade South  
The City has replaced three of its four existing high pressure sodium (HPS) street lights on the Esplanade South with LED lights, in conjunction with an ongoing Philips Lighting demonstration and roadway illumination trials.
As we are currently developing roadway lighting standards, which utilize LED lighting, this demonstration gives staff and the public an opportunity to visualize the color differences between the existing HPS light, which generates a red/yellow light at 2500 K, and the LED light, which produces a blue/white light at 4000K.
Philips Lighting Canada provided the lights and adaptive controllers (which allows us to control the lighting levels) at no charge, for evaluation and demonstration purposes.

Contact Engineering & Public Works at 905.420.4624 for more information.

Coming soon - Duffin Heights neighbourhood to welcome new village green

Duffin Heights has been planned as a transit supportive, pedestrian-friendly, residential and commercial neighbourhood, located along both sides of Brock Road in south Pickering. It is a growing neighbourhood, with 5,214 residents expected by 2019.
The village green is located on Tillings Road, at the west end of Zents Drive, and will include a small children's playground, lit paved pathways, seating, and a gazebo. As the west side of the green fronts on to Canadian Street, the gazebo will be constructed with a red roof and the structure will be detailed with maple leaves. A Canada flag will be installed directly off the end of Zents Drive.

Online court bookings are here!

Now you can book tennis, squash, doubles squash, and racquetball courts online.
Pickering Recreation Complex has teamed up with GameTime, to provide an easy, intuitive and mobile way to book your racquet sport courts.

Get your unique barcode from Program Registration and visit prc.gametime.net to sign in and start booking!
Pickering Recreation Complex staff can help with any questions, concerns or technical support that you might require while setting up and getting used to the online system, call 905.683.6582.


New developments in Pickering City Centre

Farm Boy Grocery Store - October 2016 Get prepared for a fun and friendly, fresh-market shopping experience with the arrival of Farm Boy to the Pickering Town Centre. 
A new Beer Store is under construction on Pickering Parkway, at Liverpool Road (behind the Esso Gas Station), expected to open September 2016. Once completed, the existing Beer Store on Liverpool Road will be demolished to provide additional parking and pedestrian connections.
Pickle Barrel - Coming June 2017 - We've received a proposal for this one-storey restaurant, to be located on the Liverpool Road frontage (site of former LCBO).

Cineplex - Opening Fall 2017 - There's a 46,000 square feet theatre coming to the Pickering Town Centre, featuring 12 screens, including four Adults-only VIP Cinemas. The VIP Cinemas have a fully-licensed lounge and auditoriums where guests can order from an expanded food and beverage menu, delivered right to their seat.  

Fire Prevention Week

This year's theme, "Don't Wait - Check the Date," focuses on the importance of making sure everyone knows how old all of the smoke alarms in their home are, and the importance of replacing them according to manufacturer's instructions.
Important fire prevention tips to remember:
  • Don't Wait - Check the Date! Replace smoke alarms every 10 years and test them every month by pressing the test button.
  • Install smoke alarms on every storey of your home and outside all sleeping areas.
  • Test smoke alarms monthly and change the batteries at least once a year.
  • Develop and practise a home fire escape plan. Know two ways out of each room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
For more information or to request a free smoke alarm inspection by Fire Prevention, please call 905.839.9968.


Did you know that our friendly Customer Care staff are available to live chat with you during business hours? Connect with them at pickering.ca/customercare .
Language Resources - Our Language Line can connect you to an on-demand interpreter for over 100 languages for City services, during regular business hours. Call us at 905.683.7575 to get started. We also have a selection of friendly staff who speak a variety of languages and would be happy to assist you with a City service.  
Download our free app, Pingstreet . Use your smartphone to report problems, stay up-to-date on road works, receive important municipal broadcasts, notifications, and more!

Celebrate your special event with us!

Discover the perfect location for your private function, whether it be an extravagant event with family & friends, intimate meeting with colleagues, or your child's birthday party.

See rental options for community spaces and facilities at pickering.ca.  
Our Pickering Recreation Complex, now 33 years old, has celebrated many milestones and special events, one of them being the Annual Mayor's Gala, in support of various deserving charities throughout our community. Check out the transformation below! 



Online Council Meetings

Members of Council meet on Monday's in the Council Chambers for the following:
  • Executive Committee - meet the second Monday of the month at 2:00 pm
  • Planning & Development Committee - meet the second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
  • Council - meet the third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
Can't make it out to City Hall? Watch the agenda unfold from the comfort of home. Video coverage is available within one business week following the meeting at pickering.ca

Keep catch basins in your neighbourhood clear

Please help us keep our catch basins free of leaves and debris to help prevent flooding on our streets during heavy rainfall.

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