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The City's Community Services Department offers quality recreational experiences through a wide range of programs and services for every age, ability, and interest.


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New Recreation Opportunities coming to Claremont

The City of Pickering, Community Services Department, is looking to expand recreation program offerings at the Dr. Nelson F. Tomlinson Community Centre in Claremont.

Activities for all ages are being planned; from preschool to seniors, including Free Teen Stuff programming for 13-19 years.

An information session was held in May and residents are encouraged to participate in the Claremont Recreation Survey which will be open until June 11. Take the survey

If you would like more information or need assistance accessing this survey please contact: Kim Bradley | kbradley@pickering.ca | 905.420.4660 ext. 2078


Service Change: Child Supervision

Due to declining use of the Child Supervision Service at Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex, the City of Pickering is exploring program options for the Child Supervision Program space to better meet the needs of our community.

To assist City Staff with the review of the space the City conducted 2 focus groups, and a survey focusing on current use and service needs, as well as suggestions for future use of this space.

Changes in current service are expected starting June 1, 2023

If you would like more information or need assistance accessing this survey please contact: Amanda Rose | arose@pickering.ca | 905.420.4660 ext. 2080


Aging Well Together

Age Friendly Steering Committee - Board Members Needed

The City of Pickering Age Friendly Volunteer Steering Committee is seeking community minded individuals to fill vacancies. This Committee assists staff in identifying strategic directions for programs, services and support as part of an Age Friendly Community Plan. The plan aims to enable all residents to actively age in place. Pickering’s Age Friendly Community strategic plan will focus on improving each of the following dimensions:

  • Outdoor Spaces and buildings
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Social Participation
  • Respect and Social Inclusion
  • Civic Participation and Employment
  • Communication and Information
  • Community Support and Health Services

The City of Pickering is currently inviting potential stakeholders and community resident applicants to join the committee. If you have related expertise to assist please consider applying today. The Age Friendly Steering Committee Terms of Reference and applications are available by clicking this link or downloading from the Documents section at the side of this page. Hard copies are available in City facilities. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 pm Friday, June 30, 2023

Complete details on Pickering's Age Friendly Community Plan are online at pickering.ca/agefriendly

The City's Community Services Department offers quality recreational experiences through a wide range of programs and services for every age, ability, and interest.


Dr Nelson F Tomlinson CC

New Recreation Opportunities coming to Claremont

The City of Pickering, Community Services Department, is looking to expand recreation program offerings at the Dr. Nelson F. Tomlinson Community Centre in Claremont.

Activities for all ages are being planned; from preschool to seniors, including Free Teen Stuff programming for 13-19 years.

An information session was held in May and residents are encouraged to participate in the Claremont Recreation Survey which will be open until June 11. Take the survey

If you would like more information or need assistance accessing this survey please contact: Kim Bradley | kbradley@pickering.ca | 905.420.4660 ext. 2078


Service Change: Child Supervision

Due to declining use of the Child Supervision Service at Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex, the City of Pickering is exploring program options for the Child Supervision Program space to better meet the needs of our community.

To assist City Staff with the review of the space the City conducted 2 focus groups, and a survey focusing on current use and service needs, as well as suggestions for future use of this space.

Changes in current service are expected starting June 1, 2023

If you would like more information or need assistance accessing this survey please contact: Amanda Rose | arose@pickering.ca | 905.420.4660 ext. 2080


Aging Well Together

Age Friendly Steering Committee - Board Members Needed

The City of Pickering Age Friendly Volunteer Steering Committee is seeking community minded individuals to fill vacancies. This Committee assists staff in identifying strategic directions for programs, services and support as part of an Age Friendly Community Plan. The plan aims to enable all residents to actively age in place. Pickering’s Age Friendly Community strategic plan will focus on improving each of the following dimensions:

  • Outdoor Spaces and buildings
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Social Participation
  • Respect and Social Inclusion
  • Civic Participation and Employment
  • Communication and Information
  • Community Support and Health Services

The City of Pickering is currently inviting potential stakeholders and community resident applicants to join the committee. If you have related expertise to assist please consider applying today. The Age Friendly Steering Committee Terms of Reference and applications are available by clicking this link or downloading from the Documents section at the side of this page. Hard copies are available in City facilities. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 pm Friday, June 30, 2023

Complete details on Pickering's Age Friendly Community Plan are online at pickering.ca/agefriendly

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    It’s a priority for us to remain active, engaged, and connected with you, our community. Your feedback will help us serve you better by giving us better understanding what communications channels are preferred for sharing information about the recreation programs and services that we offer.

    If you have any questions about the survey’s purpose or use, email communityservices@pickering.ca

    The survey will be active, and we will be collecting responses until December 31, 2022.

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    Would you use an outdoor skating rink during the winter season for leisure skating?

    The City of Pickering is exploring interest for the installation of an outdoor rink in Amberlea Park for leisure skating.  We invite you to participate in a short online survey to assess community support for this project. The City of Pickering will be collecting your feedback until Saturday, September 10, 2022.

    For questions about this project or the survey, please contact Rob Gagen extension 5228 or rgagen@pickering.ca.

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    Would you use an outdoor skating rink during the winter season for leisure skating?

    The City of Pickering is exploring interest for the installation of an outdoor rink in Frenchman's Bay Ratepayers Memorial Park for leisure skating.
    We invite you to participate in a short online survey to assess community support for this project. The City of Pickering will be collecting your feedback until Saturday, September 10, 2022.

    For questions about this project or the survey, please contact Rob Gagen extension 5228 or rgagen@pickering.ca.

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    Would you use an outdoor skating rink during the winter season for leisure skating?

    The City of Pickering is exploring interest for the installation of an outdoor rink in Centennial Park for leisure skating.  We invite you to participate in a short online survey to assess community support for this project. The City of Pickering will be collecting your feedback until Saturday, September 10, 2022.

    For questions about this project or the survey, please contact Rob Gagen extension 5228 or rgagen@pickering.ca.

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    Share Your Thoughts

    Currently we are looking for your input on our Age Friendly initiatives. Share your thoughts in the Age Friendly Survey. Survey will be available March 13 - April 17.

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    We are making changes to better serve our community. 

    Due to declining use of the Child Supervision Service at Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex, the City of Pickering is exploring program options for the Child Supervision Program space to better meet the needs of our community. Have your say on the future use of this space.

    Changes in current service are expected starting June 1, 2023



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