The City of Pickering, just east of Toronto, is preparing for massive growth projected during the next 15 to 20 years. From 100,000 people today, the city's population will grow to 150,000 in 2036. This will lead to more restaurants, bars, and fitness centers, which will give Pickering an extra dose of urban vitality.
Join Fahad Rehman in the video below as he walks through each of the sites (proposed, approved, or already under construction) to share an exclusive low-down of all of the details known as of January 2022:
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Greater Toronto is expanding at an alarming rate, and there is not enough space. The provincial government has required suburban and exurban communities for years to make the most of the space that they have. Vaughan, Mississauga Brampton, and Brampton are just a few of the communities to Toronto's north and west. They have tried to build up, not out.
It's now the turn of the east end, like Pickering. There is plenty of space and a lot of empty parking lots. It makes sense to build on these areas.
Public transit is being built in the city. A special busway will be built along the Kingston Road corridor. People who live in tower communities near the station will be able reach downtown Toronto in about half an hour thanks to the improved GO service. This will allow them to leave their cars at home and take the pressure off the roads.
Pickering is set to become a much more vibrant and dense version of the city that it is now.