Pickering Town Centre located at 1355 Kingston Road is a regional shopping centre destination with over 200 shops and restaurants including brand names such as Hudson’s Bay, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, H&M, and Winners+Home Sense. There is also a large Cineplex Cinemas at this mall.
Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex is located in the heart of Pickering on Valley Farm Road across from The Esplanade Park and Pickering City Hall. This is the largest recreational facility in Pickering. Recreational amenities include a multi-lane swimming pool, fitness studios as well as racquetball, squash and tennis courts. There are also community meeting rooms and banquet halls.
Durham West Arts Centre and the PineRidge Arts Council both promote art events in Pickering including the annual Durham West Studio Tour. Esplanade Park adjacent to the Pickering Municipal Complex has a summer concert series hosted by the City of Pickering. Esplanade Park is also the site of the Pickering Farmer’s Market. In addition to a variety of farm fresh food this market also includes music and arts activities for families as well as a variety of artisans showing their work. The City also hosts a summer Waterfront Concert Series at Pickering’s Millennium Square.
The City of Pickering has an official Dance Company known as SynchroniCity that performs at the annual Easter Parade, Santa Claus Parade, Tree Lighting, Artfest and other community events.