533 Kingston Rd.
Pickering, ON L1V 3N7
Phone: (905) 831-6200
Fax: (905) 831-6025
The Esplanade Park is an absolutely charming green space in the town of Pickering. Summertime is the best time when families and tourists flock here to bask under the sun with their picnic hampers, and enjoy some music or drama by street entertainers for free. Christmas is another magical time when trees are decorated and lit, chocolates distributed, when fireworks light up the inky blue sky and when Santa Claus scampers around the children with presents. Truly magical!
It is hard to imagine a wilderness area near the thriving business district of downtown Toronto, but that is just what one finds at Rouge Park. Occupying roughly 4046.86 hectares (10,000 acres) the park is home to a variety of rare plant and animal species which can be admired from areas like Glen Eagles Vista. Rouge Park is ideal for outdoor activities like hiking, canoeing, camping, swimming and picnics. The Toronto Carrying Place trail and an archaeological site, Bead Hill are two National Historic Sites located within the park.
The Pickering Pentecostal Church or PPC as its fondly known, welcomes those of all nationalities and backgrounds by placing a flag of each worshiper's country in their auditorium. New comers are heartily welcomed and made to feel at home. Sunday worship here is especially fantastic with old hymns, contemporary music and instruments being used in the praise and worship sessions. Children are an important point of focus for this colorful community, with events, biblical dramas and concerts being held frequently. Check the website for a list of events and prayer services.
A great place for learning, the University of Toronto Scarborough is a faculty of arts and science. Also known as U of T Scarborough or UTSC it has been providing excellent education since 1964. For admissions schedule and other details, check website.
With over 150 acres of land to discover, one can spend a whole day at Rotary Park. One could laze on the grassland with a book in hand or jog on the asphalt trail. The most admired feature is the waterfront trail. The park includes two playgrounds, splash pad and the famed Pavilion which is used for private events and more. The park at large is used for a variety of celebrations like Canada Day, Ajax Home Week and charity walks.
The Bob Hunter Memorial Park is a stretch of green expanse and currently the plans for transforming it in to a lovely outdoor area with hiking trails are underway.
Guildwood Park, located in Downtown Toronto is a park that is of historic significance, since it contains a number of old structures on its premises. One can find a cabin that dates back to the late 1700s on the grounds, and the craftsman residence colony here was built in 1914. The park also has several statues and sculptures lining its paths, along with pleasant walking trails that make for a relaxing experience. Visit for an early morning jog or an evening stroll.
Global Kingdom Ministries is a decades old ministry located in Scarborough. This state of the art building is huge and designed beautifully. The church is totally modernistic in its approach and welcomes first time visitors warmly. It has a popular choir and prayer group. Musical events are an integral part of this ministry. It also doubles up as a venue for receptions, weddings and other celebrations. Come by and experience a modernistic approach to religion at Global Kingdom Ministries where everyone is welcome.
Masaryk Town Park is a wide expanse of greenery located near the Scarborough Golf Club. A vast spread green stretch, the park is an important part of Masaryktown which is a hub for the Czech and Slovak community of Toronto. The highlight of the park is a swimming pool open to public. Admission fee to the park is free and there are several remarkable things to see around in the park besides the rich flora and fauna. There is a beautiful monument in the park called 'Crucified Again'. Families can have a gala time at this picturesque place. Groups can rent areas of the park for picnics and other events. Drop by anytime to experience some peace and quiet. Call ahead for park hours.
Opened in 1960, this park commemorates the site founded by the original settlers in the eastern Toronto section of Scarborough which was the Thomson family, who arrived here in 1796. One of the area's nicest parks, Thomson Memorial Park offers a variety of activities including three lighted tennis courts, full-sized lighted soccer field, softball, a wading pool for kids and a petting zoo. It has four picnic shelters that can hold up to 675 people, ideal for family, team sports and office outings.
St. Augustine's Seminary located on the shores of Lake Ontario that began as a seminary to train diocesan priests and is a member of the Toronto School of Theology. It prepares it's candidates who come from all over the world, for priesthood in the Catholic Church or to any other ministries in the Church. The courses offered are Pontifical Baccalaureate of Sacred Theology and Master of Divinity; Master of Theological Studies; Master of Religious Education, Diploma in Theological Studies and Diploma in Lay Ministry; and Philosophy Program.
A popular school in Whitby, Trafalgar Castle School, aims at imparting world class education to women from 6th Grade to 12th Grade. Boasting a dedicated and a highly competent staff, this school is known for its beautiful campus and numerous extra curriculum activities it offers for the overall development of staff. Meeting all the requirements set by the Canadian Educational Standards Institute, Trafalgar Castle School is reviewed by Ontario Ministry of Education. Excellent for the development of its students, this school is one of the finest in Whitby.