Media Advisory - Infrastructure Project Will Be Link to Pickering's Sustainable Future



    PICKERING, ON, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - Today, the Government of Canada and
Province of Ontario will be making an announcement with respect to a jointly
funded $10 million infrastructure project that will support urban renewal,
intensification and public transit.
    With immediate Highway 401 exposure, this significant infrastructure
project will be one of the most visible examples of sustainability in the
entire province. It will also serve as the catalyst for the transformation of
Pickering's downtown as envisioned in the Province of Ontario's Places to Grow
program and Metrolinx's Draft Regional Transportation Plan and Investment
Strategy.
    The new infrastructure project will be built in conjunction with
Pickering's new 132,000 square foot, "Class A", LEED-silver office tower.
Together, they will usher in a new era of redevelopment and prosperity for the
City of Pickering.

    
    WHO:      Federal Government, Province of Ontario
              City of Pickering, GO Transit, 20 Vic Management Inc.

    WHAT:     Major Infrastructure Announcement

    WHERE:    Southwest Parking Lot, Pickering Town Centre
              1355 Kingston Road (facing Highway 401)

    WHEN:     Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 2:00 pm
    

    Following the infrastructure announcement and photo opportunity, a
reception will be held at Al Dente Restaurant, located at 1305 Pickering
Parkway, where attendees can network and view renderings of the project.

    As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is
strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet and has been
recognized by Profit magazine as one of the ten best cities in Canada for
growth companies. Pickering's downtown has been named by the Province of
Ontario as an Urban Growth Centre and future Mobility Hub. The City of
Pickering is considered a municipal leader in fiscal management, service
delivery, sustainability and the environment. In 2008, it received the
FCM-CH2M Hill Sustainable Community Planning Award. With its direct access to
major highways, educated and skilled labour force, prime employment lands, a
world class EN3 (energy/environmental/engineering) sector, and supportive
municipal government, Pickering offers unrivalled competitive advantages for
business.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Name: Mark Guinto, Title:
Coordinator, Public Affairs, Office of the Mayor, Email address:
mguinto@cityofpickering.com, Phone number: (905) 420-4660 ext. 2013 (office),
(416) 409-0559 (mobile), TTY (905) 420-2173


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