Pickering is a city situated in Southern Ontario, exactly east of Toronto in Durham Region. It was settled by mainly ethnic British colonists, dating back to the late 1700s. Much of its growth has happened after the end of the Second World War and parallel to the rest of the Greater Toronto Area, has become home to many immigrants from around the world.
Real estate in Pickering can be found on Toronto’s eastern border and it is one of the most multicultural neighbourhoods within Durham Region. Homebuyers and businesses have been attracted to Pickering because of its affordable real estate. One of the town’s largest employers is Ontario Power Generation which runs North America’s biggest and most powerful wind turbine system.
The City of Pickering has a waterfront which has been recently revitalized with the achievement of the Pickering Millennium Waterfront Trail. This overlooks Frenchman’s Bay which consists of quiet beaches, perfect as a picnic spot. For MLS purposes, the western border of Pickering is created by the Rouge Park Valley, which is one of the largest urban parks in North America. The majestic Oak Ridges Moraine also offers a green corridor at the north end of Pickering.