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2020 Sept 22 Councillor Butt_2 Pickering
Cold Weather Warning:

The following City of Pickering facilities are open during cold winter weather:  Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex Lobby, Pickering Central Library, and George Ashe Library and Community Centre.

Pickering Emergency Overnight Warming Shelter:  Peace Lutheran Church operates an overnight warming shelter when temperatures reach -12 degrees Celsius or colder and/or a wind chill of -15 degrees Celsius or colder.



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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.   

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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 call me 905-420-4605



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

Property Tax Deferral Program

City of Pickering has the lowest tax increase in 20 years.

Crime Prevention

Increasing Crime Prevention Awareness and education for residents while increasing community partnerships.


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.


Continue to improve accessible parks and playgrounds.

Protecting and preserving the City's natural heritage and rural composition.


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Council & Committee Meetings

Council meetings are held on the fourth Monday every month.

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

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Snow Clearing Program for Seniors

The City of Pickering offers senior citizens and people with a permanent physical or cognitive disability a snow clearing service in order to assist them with their sidewalk snow clearing responsibilities, and access to their home.

For updates on snow removal and clearing, click here.

Retail Market Study

The City is planning for Pickering's future retail and commercial needs and invites you to learn more and get involved!

As part of the study, residents are invited to share their feedback on current retail and commercial shopping habits.

Urban Agriculture

Urban Agriculture (UA) is defined as growing or producing food in urban spaces and comes in many forms.


The City of Pickering supports urban agriculture in a variety of ways.

We want to hear from you and welcome you to complete our survey.

Facility Rentals

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