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Best Businesses

Best Dentist

North Ajax Dental

Mortgage Broker

14 Jul 2020

Auto Repair Shop

14 Jul 2020

Best Dentist

North Ajax Dental

Mortgage Broker

14 Jul 2020

Auto Repair Shop

14 Jul 2020

Pickering is a leading centre for energy in Ontario, with over 20 per cent of our labour force employed in this sector. “

Pickering is the ideal location to invest

Pickering is the ideal location to invest or expand your business.

Pickering has an outstanding inventory of lands to choose from, and a diverse, innovative and educated workforce right at your fingertips. We are centrally located in proximity to some of the largest post secondary education institutions across the province and are positioned within Canada’s largest market of over 6 million people.


Pickering demographics statistics

As the eastern gateway to the GTA, Pickering is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. By 2031, our population is expected to grow from 94,000 to 190,000 residents. An integrated transportation network of high capacity roads, rail, and air provide time and money saving access to major markets across North America and beyond.

Pickering’s diverse businesses range from world-class industrial to professional services and retail. Business costs are among the lowest in the GTA and are globally very competitive. Draw from a labour force of nearly 6 million across the Greater Toronto area, many of whom are highly skilled professionals from many fields.

Available land and space awaits your strategic investment. Whether in one of our mature business parks, our emerging City Centre, or breaking ground in our Seaton employment lands, Pickering is the place to invest in your business future.

For an intimate snapshot of each of our neighbourhoods and how we compare to others in Durham Region, check out Durham’s Health Neighbourhoods demographic tool.

View our Community Profile page for a quick overview of population, languages, labour force, and more.

What is Aerotropolis

An Aerotropolis is an airport city that consists of businesses and communities that grow based on the accessibility of an airport at their core. Airports are the central link to each business and help develop infrastructure to create jobs and economic opportunities for a region using the unique attributes of the airport itself. This concept lives behind the idea that an airport is the centre of today’s urban economic development strategies. The Aerotropolis creates an economic engine that drives businesses into a region, creating tens of thousands of jobs, to benefit the greater region as a whole. This idea helps enrich the lives of those living in these regions as well as the economic growth of the businesses within these clusters. This region is located right here in Greater Toronto Area, known as the Toronto East Aerotropolis (TEA).

The Toronto East Aerotropolis model gives opportunities to businesses that thrive on airports to expand and create more jobs for the host and neighbouring municipalities. Airports connect businesses to the world for international development. This will expand further into the residential community that will build around these clusters to house those individuals that can now work closer to home and spend more time with their families.

Dr. John Kasarda, an Aerotropolis expert, is known worldwide for helping create these economic engines to support cities and their surrounding regions. In his book “Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next” he outlines that global connections provided by airports help drive global economies.

Pickering is in the 'Zone' !

Pickering  has missed working with our film industry partners during this Covid-19 crisis.  But we’ve taken this time to ensure we’re ready to handle all permitting processes electronically. 

Before you apply for a Film Location Permit, please review the guidelines issued by the Section 21 Film & Television Health and Safety Advisory Committee of the Ontario Ministry of Labour and Skills Development.  Issued June 25th, 2020, this guideline is a one stop shop for keeping your industry and all who work with you, safe and healthy as we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. More resources are available from our local health authority, the Durham Region Health Department.

Just thirty minutes from the heart of Toronto, Pickering is in the ‘Zone’ and we love to host the film industry ! The first municipality east of Toronto, we offer access to both Hwy. 401, and Hwy. 407 ETR, and 30-minute access to 4 different airports – Pearson, Billy Bishop, Buttonville and Oshawa.

Pickering is a leading centre for energy

Pickering is a leading centre for energy in Ontario, with over 20 per cent of our labour force employed in this sector. Our diverse business community includes an EN3 cluster of Energy, Environmental and Engineering sector businesses – the strongest of its kind in Ontario.

With the largest industrial base in Durham Region, and a diverse, advanced manufacturing sector, the City is dedicated to strengthening its existing industries and supporting an emerging Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

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