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The Amberlea neighbourhood is in southwest Pickering bounded to the west by the Altona Forest, to the north by the hydro transmission corridor and Canadian Pacific rail line, to the east by the Pine Creek valley north of Finch Avenue and roughly Spruce Hill Road, and to the south by the Canadian National rail line, north of Sheppard Ave. There is a commercial area at Strouds Ln and Whites Rd. The Altona Forest and the wildlife corridor provide the neighbourhood with surrounding natural areas, and there are also parklands within the neighbourhood. Housing is mainly single detached, and also duplexes, townhomes, and low-rise apartment buildings. Whites Rd provides good access to major highways.


The Bay Ridges Neighbourhood, in south Pickering, is bordered by Frenchman's Bay on the west, Lake Ontario to the south, Highway 401 to the north, and a hydro corridor to the east. Residential development in this area occurred after 1960, and is a mix of detached, semi-detached, townhouse, and apartment dwellings. Two recent developments are the Nautical Village and San Francisco by the Bay. The Nautical Village is a popular tourist destination. The area was developed between 2004 and 2007 and includes residential apartments and townhouses, with shops, businesses, cafés and restaurants. San Francisco by the Bay includes a cluster of townhouse complexes, and high rise apartments with stores on the ground level, within a 5 minute walk of the Pickering GO train station. Bay Ridges also has an industrial district, east of Sandy Beach Road.

Bay Ridges

Brock Industrial, in south central Pickering, is Pickering's main industrial district, with the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the Duffins Creek Water Pollution Control Plant, and many other businesses and industries.

Brock Industrial

The Brock Ridge residential neighbourhood is in northeast Pickering. The area has plenty of open green space, woodlands, and ravines related to the West Duffins Creek and the East Duffins/Ganatsekiagon Creek that run through this area, as well as some parks. Most development in the area occurred since the 1980s, and development east of Brock Rd. is continuing. Housing is primarily detached and semi-detached homes, as well as some townhouses. Brock Rd provides access to the major highways.

Brock Ridge

The Duffin Heights neighbourhood, in north Pickering, is bounded by the West Duffins Creek to the west, the Canadian Pacific rail line to the north, the Ajax-Pickering municipal boundary to the east, and the hydro transmission corridor to the south. This is a recent development, beginning in 2012, and is ongoing. The area is home to Pickering Golf Club in the eastern region, part of the Seaton Hiking Trail in the west, and plenty of natural green space and woodlands related to tributaries of the East Duffins Creek. The City of Pickering Operations Centre is located in this neighbourhood. Housing includes multi-storey townhomes and 2-storey detached homes.

Duffin Heights

Dunbarton is in west central Pickering. Formerly a village developed in the 1840s, more homes were built in the early to mid 1900s, and subdivisions were added in the 1980s in the north end. Also, a pocket of new development is ongoing. As a result, homes are varied in age and architectural style, but are typically on large lots. Dunbarton Creek is an important feature of this neighbourhood, as are the ravines and wooded natural areas.


The Highbush residential neighbourhood is located at the westernmost boundary of Pickering. Development occurred between 1900 and 1940, with more subdivision activity occurring in the 1980s and 1990s. Housing in this neighbourhood is primarily detached dwellings on large lots, as well as some townhouse developments. The Altona Forest to the east, Petticoat Creek, and the Rouge-Duffins Wildlife Corridor within the hydro transmission corridor, are key elements of Highbush.


The Liverpool neighbourhood is in north central Pickering. The West Duffins Creek, the Rouge-Duffins Wildlife Corridor within the hydro transmission corridor to the north, and Pine Creek offer plenty of natural green space and wooded areas. Largely residential, Liverpool is also home to a hydro transformer station in the northern region, as well as retail and commercial services areas along Kingston Road and at the Dixie Road and Finch Avenue intersection. Development in Liverpool began in the 1970s, and houses are mostly single-detached, with some townhome complexes. The area has easy access to Highway 401.


The Rosebank neighbourhood is in the southwest corner of Pickering, fronting Lake Ontario. With the Rouge River forming the western boundary, Petticoat Creek at the east, and a conservation area in the southeast region, and a waterfront trail, Rosebank has plenty of green space and natural areas. This is an older neighbourhood, with development beginning between 1900–1940. Later growth occurred in the 1970s. Housing is mostly single-detached homes, in a variety of styles and ages, on good-sized lots.


Rougemount is in southwest Pickering, with the Rouge River forming its western border. The 401 is the southern border, Petticoat Creek at the east, and the CN rail line at the north. Rougemount is an older neighbourhood in Pickering, with development taking place between 1900 and 1940. Subdivisions were developed in the 1970s and apartments and townhouses were added in the 1990, so homes vary in age and style, but housing is mostly 2-storey single-detached homes , on good-sized lots. The lands along the waterways offer natural forest areas. Shopping and services are located mainly along Highway 2, in the south.