We at Empire Roofing are a commercial roofing company with professional, skilled, experienced, and reliable roofers looking to assist the businesses of Pickering with all your roofing needs.
The city of Pickering is situated in Southern Ontario, immediately east of Toronto in Durham region. The first settlers were mainly ethnic British colonists in the 1770s, but much of its growth occurred after the Second World War. The city has also received lots of immigrants from across the world, contributing to its population of 88,721 people according to the 2011 Census.
The municipality had a considerable growth rate between 1996 and 2011 of 10.3 percent, translating to an increase from 78,989 people to 87,139. But after that, the growth rate slowed considerably owing to the city’s development restrictions in the northern lands in an effort to contain sprawl.
The province of Ontario has identified Pickering as one of two municipalities in the Durham Region as urban growth centres, and is planned to undergo massive development and population surge to accommodate an estimated 190,000 residents by 2031.
Life in Pickering
Many families are drawn to Pickering by its easy access to Toronto, as well as the well-established suburban community with wide lots, parkland, and an incredible sense of space. With regard to shopping, there is the Pickering Town Centre – a huge shopping mall that draws people from within the community and outside, from areas such as Whitby and Ajax. The city also has a wealth of educational resources including 19 public schools, 8 non-public schools, 3 universities, and 3 college institutions.
Pickering comprises multiple micro-communities, some of which are more expensive than others depending on the choice of neighbourhood. Still, they are much cheaper than houses in Toronto, with Pickering offering more square footage, larger lots, and more value for money.
The city has a nice waterfront that attracts bikers, strollers, picnickers, and walkers from across the community. Actually, the waterfront is part of the system of parks that make the city so alluring. A lot of investment has been put into it in the last decade, so the waterfront feels well-kept and inviting. The walking trails, for instance, are uninterrupted for a long stretch, from Clarington in the east to the city of Toronto to the west.
There are many other family attractions in the area, such as the Pickering Recreation Centre that hosts the local Junior A hockey team and draws kids from across the community. There are also many sports facilities, including soccer fields, baseball diamonds, ice rinks, and many more sporting facilities.
Business in Pickering
Pickering has a considerable Black (11.4 percent) and South Asian (11 percent) population, as well as other minority groups that make up 36.4 percent of the non-White population. They provide sufficient workforce in the manufacturing sector, which includes companies such as Yorkville Sound, PSB Speakers – Lenbrook, Eco-Tec Inc., and Purdue Pharma.
The Pickering Nuclear Generating Station – 8 reactor facility producing 4.120 megawatts – is located here, as well as the head office of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation that performs all value assessment for property taxes for all Ontario municipalities.
The city was recognised in 2006 by Profit magazine as one of the best 10 places in Canada for growing a business, which is an attractive feature for entrepreneurs.
At Empire Roofing, we are here to serve you – the commercial roofing consumer in Pickering– right from our fast meeting through the entire life of your roof.