The City of Pickering, as with its larger (and more modest) neighbor the Town of Ajax, is a fast-growing suburb of the Greater Toronto Area. Where once horses and farms dominated the countryside, cars and trucks clog Highway 401, the regions busiest roadway.
The Ajax and Pickering General Hospital, long a fixture in this community, is now part of the vast Rouge Valley Health System. The Pickering Nuclear Generating Station is a massive complex, and a major employer in the region, along with Ontario Power Generation. The Pickering Town Centre is a major attraction for shoppers from all over Durham Region.
The Pickering City Hall is located at One The Esplanade.
The West Division of the Durham Regional Police Force serves both Ajax and Pickering from 1710 Kingston Rd. in Pickering. The police in that area reported that while the area 1/3 of the population of Durham Region, it has only ¼ of its property crime. As with most areas of the GTA, crime rates have been falling for years, even as the population increases.
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The headquarters of the Durham Regional Police is in Whitby, at 605 Rossland Rd. East.
The courthouse for Durham Region (which includes communities such as Oshawa, Ajax, Whitby, Pickering, Clarington, Bowmanville, Port Perry, and Uxbridge) is situated at 150 Bond St. East in Oshawa. It is a new and impressive building, housing the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice.
The police and prosecutors in Durham Region are among the toughest in the GTA. Their focus is on law and order, so it is important to be represented by lawyers with the knowledge and experience to advocate vigorously on your behalf.
To help you navigate the justice system in Durham Region, The Pickering criminal defence lawyer at The Defence Group are available to advise and defend you from our offices in Toronto and Scarborough. We defend all criminal offences, including domestic assault, sexual assault, DUI and impaired driving, youth court/young offenders, bail hearings, fraud, drug offences, and Charter of Rights violations in criminal cases.
We offer a free consultation, flexible payment plans and reasonable fees, and the best criminal defence anywhere.