The City of Pickering and partners recently announced an agreement that would see the redevelopment of lands on the east side of the Pickering Town Centre and immediately south of Esplanade South. This bold, new vision for Pickering’s City Centre would see the creation of a vibrant, sustainable, accessible, and bustling downtown from what is currently a blank slate.
Inspired by Europe’s public spaces, the project partners showcased a new arts centre, central library, a combined seniors & youth centre, three condominium towers, and a hotel, all connected via pedestrian-friendly walkways. This new community hub will have a direct connection to the GO Station via the world’s longest enclosed pedestrian bridge, providing quick, convenient, and comfortable access.
Additionally, the pedestrian-focused design will allow the City to close off sections of Glenanna Road in order to create a large community gathering space that could accommodate festivals and special events.
“City of Pickering Council and staff are proud to partner with Pickering Town Centre, Cushman & Wakefield, and CAPREIT on this transformational project. We are literally creating a brand new downtown, which will introduce a never-before seen energy and dynamic to Pickering,” said Dave Ryan, Mayor, City of Pickering.