CentreCourt Developments have unveiled their highly anticipated plans for Pickering City Centre, a new mixed-use community located in the heart of Pickering. Situated immediately next to the Pickering Town Centre Mall, CentreCourt acquired the site in early 2023, and will oversee the creation of the masterplanned community, which will contain more than 6,000 residential units across 10 towers.
“Pickering City Centre is an unparalleled opportunity to transform a cherished community hub into a modern downtown destination,” says Gavin Cheung, Managing Partner, President, CentreCourt. “As one of the fastest growing submarkets in the Greater Toronto Area, Pickering is on the cusp of an exciting moment. We are proud to be a part of this natural evolution, and to ensure Pickering City Centre becomes a true, complete community that showcases some of the finest residential, retail, commercial and public spaces in the GTA for residents and visitors to enjoy.”
Designed by architecture firm Diamond Schmitt, Pickering City Centre spans across 55 acres and will feature towers ranging from 40 to 55 storeys in height. It will also include an intricate network of large open green spaces and urban plazas. “The connected series of wide streets, parks, midblock landscaped courts, and urban piazzas are designed to connect people and activate a sense of community,” says Donald Schmitt, CM Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects. “With the tallest high-rise building at 55 storeys, it was important to design a grade related network of amenities that support walkability and community connection. The cornerstone elements of the development include urban squares, which integrate the new community with a transformed retail precinct connected to public transit and other lush public green spaces. These spaces will be places for community gatherings, markets, festivals, and performances where residents and visitors come together for special moments including sporting events and social gatherings.”
Pickering City Centre will be constructed in phases beginning with ‘Block 1’ which will include 4 residential towers and approximately 2,200 residential units. The entire community will benefit from access to nearby Highway 401 and a direct connection to the Pickering GO Station, taking commuters to Downtown Toronto’s Union station in less than 40 minutes.
"As the Mayor of Pickering, I'm thrilled to help launch this transformative project that will be a major step forward towards reimagining and revitalizing our downtown,” says Pickering Mayor Kevin Ashe. “This signature development, located in the heart of our City Centre, will bring the density where it should be. We envision a dynamic, walkable, sustainable, and connected destination that will become a bustling downtown node, welcoming visitors, commuters, and residents alike. We believe that a community cannot be complete without a thriving downtown, and this project will be the key to fulfilling that vision. With our iconic pedestrian bridge seamlessly linking our downtown to the GO station, we aim to attract more visitors and workers to come to Pickering and experience the vibrant energy of our City Centre.”
To learn more about Pickering City Centre, visit pickeringcitycentre.com.