Pickering began as a village and grew to be the gateway to Durham Region!
There is great ethnic diversity within the Pickering today. It is a center for living, working and play within the Durham Region.
Pickering Ontario has experienced rapid growth in the post-war period. Between 1996 and 2009, the municipality experienced a growth rate of 12 percent (78,989 people to 100,273). Population growth has slowed considerably in recent years, growing only slightly between the 2001 and 2006 census. By 2023, Pickering will be home to nearly 170,000 residents. The province of Ontario has also designated Pickering as one of two municipalities in Durham Region as an urban growth center. With the Go Transit system, the 401 and 407 Highways, Pickering is linked to the GTA.
Pickering is home to the Pickering Nuclear Station an eight-reactor facility with a capacity of 4,120 megawatts. The first station, Pickering A, opened with four reactors in 1971. Ontario Power Generation the plants’ operator, is the largest single employer in the city. In 2001, the wind-powered OPG 7 Commemorative Turbine was opened on the generating station site.
A number of manufacturers are also located in the city. Major employers include Yorkville Sound (audio equipment), the Canadian headquarters of Purdue Pharma (pharmaceuticals and health & beauty products), Hubbell Canada (electrical equipment), PSB-Speakers-Lenbrook (stereo equipment) and Eco-Tec Inc. (industrial water purification and chemical recovery systems).
Great Shopping, Pickering Town Center, Schools, Places of Worship abound in Pickering and it’s location on the shore of Lake Ontario provide great outdoor entertainment. A wide variety of restaurants, sports facilities and historic sites round out the activities that Pickering has to offer.
Pickering is a founding member of the Durham Strategic Energy Alliance or DSEA. The nucleus of the DSEA is primarily Pickering businesses such as Ontario Power Generation, Veridian, Wardrop Engineering, AECL, Intellimeter, Areva and Eco-Tec.
Pickering is a great place to live and as a provider of Mortgage Solutions to all of Durham Region we want you to know that we’re “MiMortgage Team” in Pickering.
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Whether you need mortgage financing to buy a home, refinance, or to purchase a commercial or investment property, you want the best mortgage rates and our team of Pickering mortgage agents have access to hundreds of mortgage options to match your specific needs. Our Mortgage Intelligence website explains the mortgage application process in simple terms and offers other great features to educate borrowers about the different mortgage types and rates that are available.
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We want to share our financial knowledge with you and help make the mortgage process as easy as possible. Our Pickering Mortgage Service covers all the bases from first and second mortgage financing at fixed rates, to commercial and investment lending and reverse mortgages for seniors. Our online Mortgage Intelligence application form saves time by letting you apply for mortgage financing from the comfort of your own home and our full-time licensed mortgage agents are trained to guide borrowers through the application process, from start to finish. Let’s get started today!
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