Pickering seeks public input on Waterfront Parking plan

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Pickering, ON, August 9, 2021 – The City of Pickering is exploring options to manage parking issues around its waterfront areas and is asking members of the public to provide feedback.

Pickering’s waterfront destinations will see increased tourism and activity as the City continues to grow, and it is important to take a thoughtful approach on how to best optimize use of the areas, ensure safety of pedestrians and vehicles, and protect the areas for future enjoyment. Proposed topics available for community feedback include paid parking options, prohibited parking areas, timed parking zones, and more. 

Visit LetsTalkPickering.ca/WaterfrontParking to register as a user, learn more, participate, and be heard.

The City continues with the long-term planning and vision for its waterfront and currently has two other waterfront-related projects open for public input. Please visit LetsTalkPickering.ca to access the Beachfront Park Revitalization & Needs Assessment Study and Pickering Waterfront and Nautical Village Community Engagement.

Community feedback received from all projects will be reviewed and considered by Council and staff for future planning studies and waterfront initiatives.

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“Our waterfront is the shimmering jewel of Pickering and is fast becoming one of the premier destinations along the shores of Lake Ontario. However, parking is a challenge as we have to strike the right balance between community enjoyment and consideration for the local residents and businesses. That’s why we are engaging the broader community – we need its input to develop a new parking plan that will ensure our waterfront continues to be safe, accessible, and enjoyable for all that live, work, and visit there.”

– Mayor Dave Ryan, City of Pickering

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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.

Shauna Muir
Coordinator, Communications | Office of the CAO
905.420.4660 ext. 2134 | 1.866.683.2760
smuir@pickering.ca



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