Notice of Electronic Public Open House - Housing Strategy Study
Thursday, April 29, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Watch the Open House Meeting live streamed on the City of Pickering’s YouTube Channel (Youtube.ca/SustainablePickering). A recording of the Electronic Public Open House will also be available on the City of Pickering’s YouTube Channel following the meeting.
The City of Pickering is undertaking a comprehensive Housing Strategy Study that will provide a framework to ensure the City enables a supply of suitable, adequate and affordable housing for the present and future residents of Pickering. The Housing Strategy Study will focus on the need for delivering a diverse range of housing options, including affordable and accessible units to accommodate residents of all ages, abilities and income levels.
Due to COVID-19 and the Premier’s Emergency Order to limit gatherings and maintain physical distancing, the City of Pickering is hosting an Electronic Public Open House. At the meeting, staff will present the Draft Housing Strategy and Action Plan, and interested parties will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.
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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.
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Expanding on the commercial and industrial tax sectors to reduce dependency and bring relief to residential taxes.
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
Pickering City Hall is currently closed to the public. Staff remain available to serve residents virtually. Connect with us Monday to Friday (8:30 am - 4:30 pm) at 905.683.7575, firstname.lastname@example.org, or pickering.ca/livechat.
Appointments are available for eligible priority populations. https://www.durhamvaccinebooking.ca/#eligibility
Residents 18+ who live in the hot spot postal code areas L1S, L1T, L1V, L1X and L1Z must book appointments at hot spot clinics only. Residents 18+ who book appointments at a mass immunization clinic, will have their appointments cancelled and they will be turned away.
Residents 45+ who live in the hot spot postal code areas L1S, L1T, L1V, L1X and L1Z are eligible to book appointments at Ajax, Pickering and Whitby mass immunization clinics.
Beginning Monday, April 19, clinics for 40 years of age and older (currently for ages 55+) can book appointments for the AstraZenecz vaccine at pharmacy and primary care locations. Visit ontario.ca for the most up-to-date details, including Pickering’s locations and contact information.
The Province of Ontario has enacted a Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order, requiring restrictions to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Vaccine appointments are booked online or by telephone through the following options:
1. Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex (Arena, back entrance). Visit durham.ca/vaccineappointment or call 1.888.444.5113
2. Oshawa Vaccination Centre - Visit covidvaccine.lh.ca or call 905.721.4828
Clinics for 50 years of age and older living in hot spots: Two Pickering neighbourhoods have been identified as COVID-19 Hot Spots (postal codes L1V and L1X). Beginning April 8 at 6 pm, residents 50 years of age and older living in the identified hotspots, can register for appointments at the Pickering clinic and must show proof of address at arrival. Visit durham.ca/vaccineappointment or call 1.888.444.5113 to book an appointment.
Clinics for 55 years of age and older: Pharmacy and primary care locations are booking appointments for the AstraZeneca vaccine for individuals aged 55 and over. Visit ontario.ca for the most up-to-date details, including Pickering’s three locations at Rexall (1900 Dixie Road), Shoppers Drug Mart (650 Kingston Road) and Superseven Pharmacy (2200 Brock Road Unit 15).
Beginning April 8 at 6 pm, adults, 60 years of age and older (or who will be turning 60 in 2021), can register for COVID-19 vaccine appointments online or by telephone.
Pharmacy and Primary Care Locations: The Ontario government is steadily increasing capacity in its COVID-19 vaccine rollout with the addition of over 350 additional pharmacies and more primary care settings across the province. All of these locations will be offering the AstraZeneca vaccine to individuals aged 55 and over, with some locations to begin offering the vaccine as early as Saturday, April 3, 2021. Visit ontario.ca for the most up-to-date details, including Pickering locations.
Eligible people between the ages of 60 and 64 can book an appointment to get vaccinated at a participating pharmacy. Visit ontario.ca for the most up-to-date locations and details.
Clinics are available by appointment only.
Visit durham.ca/CovidVaccines for details on municipal clinic locations and registration.
Please note that although the province has launched a provincial COVID-19 online vaccination booking portal, area residents are to continue using the local booking systems to access local clinics - read the Region of Durham's news release. What to expect at a clinic - watch video.
Go to https://www.pickering.ca/en/city-hall/c19-durham-region-public-health.aspx for the latest COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan, and other information and updates.
The City of Pickering is taking additional measures to help protect the safety of our community members and staff.
Visit Ontario.ca to learn about the restrictions and public health and workplace safety measures.
Visit City of Pickering COVID-19 page: https://www.pickering.ca/en/city-hall/covid-19.aspx#
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