Why you'd want to live in Pickering
Immediately to the east of Toronto, Pickering is home to over 88,000 residents who have come to live in this vibrant city from all around the world. Since Pickering is adjacent to the City of Toronto, many young professionals and families choose to live here and enjoy a convenient commute to work downtown Toronto, in Scarborough or York Region. With excellent regular GO Transit service to Union Station, living in the suburbs of Pickering is an attractive option for many. Amenities abound in the City of Pickering, with recreational, leisure and sports activities available for residents of all ages. Shoppers will delight in the recently renovated Pickering Town Centre mall, Pickering Farmer’s Market, and the unique Pickering Flea Market. Pickering is also a city of opportunity, and in 2013, was found to have the most jobs out of all Durham Region municipalities with over 29,000 positions. Established and emerging businesses alike have found success in the city, and the Province of Ontario predicts that over 40,000 new jobs will be created for Pickering residents in the next 20 years.