There are only two municipalities in the Durham Region that the province of Ontario has classified as an “Urban Growth Centre” and Pickering happens to be one of them. This is what makes it a wonderful place for home buyers and investors alike to consider investing in. Besides, this family-friendly pocket has been analyzed by a real estate database, TheRedPin as the best place among many locations that balance affordability with closeness to Toronto. Major development is in the pipeline for the location’s downtown stretch adjacent to the GO station, which is actually the project site.
A 30 to 40 minutes ride will take you from Pickering GO Station to Toronto’s Union Station. Motorists can conveniently access Hwy 401 – merely a stone’s throw away – and Hwy 407, which makes accessing the whole GTA a breeze. A new airport is proposed to be up and running by the year 2027.
Pickering boasts of a robust commercial sector, with more than 29,000 positions. This is actually the highest number of any municipality in the region. There are several corporate offices in the area and numerous manufacturing firms are headquartered here. As such, the municipality is projected to add about 40,000 new jobs in the course of the next 20 years.