2020 Sept 22 Councillor Butt_2 Pickering


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My vision for Pickering is for it to become a thriving community that will attract more small businesses and corporations to start or expand their business, ultimately resulting in job creation and added services for residents. In addition, I would like to build upon affordable and accessible facilities, while maintaining and protecting the City's natural heritage and rural composition. Youth in our community play a valuable part in shaping a safe and healthy community, and strives to foster a supportive, inclusive environment where youth can collaborate, learn, and engage with one another and City staff.   

There is a lot to be proud of in the City of Pickering.  With Durham Live and the downtown revitalization, our city will be one of a kind and I look forward to seeing this vision come to life.

Along with Council and city staff, I have been working to attract businesses into the city, to create more jobs and better opportunities for our youth.  I look forward to the renovation of the Pickering Recreation Complex and the addition of an arts and culture centre.  We are making accommodations to keep seniors active and engaged in our community.  These developments will allow our residents to stay connected within the city for all their needs.

My top priority is to keep property taxes low.  I look for ways to improve traffic flow and keep the city clean and safe.  I strive to connect with our residents at every opportunity and want them to be proud to say that they live in the City of Pickering.

Please let me know ideas/suggestions/changes for Pickering, Ward 3 that you'd like to share. Sharing ideas strengthens them!
​I look forward to listening to those with interests in Pickering. Hope we can connect! 
Email me at sbutt@pickering.ca call me 905-420-4605



Expanding on the commercial and industrial tax sectors to reduce dependency and bring relief to residential taxes.

Business Diversity

Attract more businesses to invest in the City resulting in more jobs for our residents and strengthening the property tax base.​


Continue to improve the walkability of local business and retail areas, schools, neighbourhoods and parks through the addition of sidewalks and cycling paths.


Promote a safe environment for local schools through the placement of bollards and implement initiatives such as the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan.


Plant pollinating gardens in our parks and greens spaces throughout Pickering, we will be supporting the bee population which will consequently help our local food supply.

Stay Updated on City of Pickering's COVID-19 Response

The City of Pickering is taking additional measures to help protect the safety of our community members and staff.

Pickering is following the Ontario's stay-at-home order effective January 13.

Stay up-to-date on  City of Pickering's response to take public measures to  mitigate risks to employees, residents and customers.

Visit Ontario.ca to learn about the restrictions and public health and workplace safety measures.

Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency

to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives.

Help Stop the Spread

Wear a Mask  ---  Wash your Wash  ---  Stay Home if Sick

Follow provincial orders and public health guidelines

Road Construction and Closure Alerts:  click here


What We Do

What's Happening:  Stay Connected! Stay Informed!

Council & Committee Meetings

Council meetings are held on the fourth Monday every month.

For location and meeting details, visit the City's meeting calendar.

City Services & Leisure Guide

Get a copy of our City Services & Leisure Winter Guide.


Get involved in your City! Stay up-to-date on Council meetings and events, report a problem, get notifications about road closures and even request to have your event listed within Pingstreet and much more on your smartphone.

Snow Clearing Program for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Plan ahead and book now for your snow clearing program.  Get assistance with clearing your sidewalk and access to your home.

Weekly Community Page

Get a copy of our Weekly Community Page.

Snow Clearing Activity Updates

Stay up to date on the progress of snow clearing operations posted 3 or 4 times a day.

No Ice is Safe Ice

Pickering Fire Services is urging residents to pay special attention to icy regions and frozen bodies of water.

Share Your Concerns about Taxes

Concerned about property taxes going up after the new budget has passed?  Share your concerns by contacting us.


Learn about what projects are in progress throughout the City of Pickering.


Stay informed about events in and around our City.  Join us for a special event.  Participate in a workshop or go on a tour.  

The Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex is a Warming Centre

While an Extreme Cold Weather Alert is in effect, the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex is a designated Warming Centre.  Open on Saturday, January 23, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Have Your Say about Pickering's Housing Study

The City is currently in Phase 1 of the Housing Strategy Study and invites residents to learn more and get involved. 


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