City of Pickering partners with local business to restore Pine Creek area


Pickering, ON, September 2, 2021 – Yesterday, the City of Pickering partnered with Canada Bread Company Ltd. to plant 100 native shrubs around Pine Creek.

This beautiful natural space provides a diverse habitat for plants and animals. Pickering residents also enjoy the area for dog walking, leisurely strolls, and cycling.

Unfortunately, urban forest conditions have been negatively impacted by wildlife activity and invasive species. These native shrubs will help to restore the ecological benefits the vegetation provides.

Since 2018 the City of Pickering has partnered with Canada Bread on many community enhancement projects as part of the company’s Good Neighbour Program.

In addition, Canada Bread also gifted native plants to five pollinator garden projects throughout Pickering to help support butterfly and bee populations.

“I am proud of this partnership and the actions being taken to help restore the natural area around Pine Creek,” said Mayor Dave Ryan. “Canada Bread possesses true community leadership, and has strongly demonstrated its commitment to sustainability. By working with like-minded organizations, we are able to make a meaningful difference for both our diverse habitat and residents.”

“The Good Neighbour program aims to make a difference in the communities that we live and work in,” said Joe McCarthy, President, Canada Bread. “The program promotes community projects that align to our purpose of building a sustainable, highly productive and deeply humane company. By giving back to the communities that we operate in, we directly support local organizations and promote healthier lifestyles.”

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As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

About Canada Bread Company, Limited

Canada Bread Company, Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo since May, 2014, is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, McGavins®, Vachon® and Stonemill®.  In business for more than 100 years, the Company operates 18 bakeries and employs approximately 4,800 associates across Canada.   For more information, please visit

Media Contact:

Melanie Edmond
Coordinator, Sustainability l City Development
905.420.4660 ext. 4662

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