Pickering’s Seaton community back in the spotlight with Thompson’s Corner proposal

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Published March 10, 2022 at 11:37 am

The Thompson’s Corner Neighbourhood Plan came under scrutiny Monday from Pickering’s Planning and Development Committee, the fifth subdivision (of six) in the City’s grand plans for the Seaton community.

Thompson’s Corners is several parcels of land south of Highway 407 and west of the Ajax border that is bisected by Brock Road. The 124-hectare block is expected to eventually contain 2,203 residential units – including 143 detached units and 600 townhomes, as well as mixed, ‘gateway’ and community node dwellings – and 53 hectares of prestige employment.

Other features of the lands include one high school, two elementary schools, a recreation centre, two parks and a village green.

The landowner is Seaton TFPM Inc., a consortium of developers and builders including TACC Development, Fieldgate Homes, Paradise Development and Mattamy Homes.

Staff will be preparing a report on the subject lands to bring back to council.

Seaton is a huge 7,000-acre block of land in north Pickering that has been in the planning stages since 2006. Most of the land is owned by the Province of Ontario and five private landowner groups: Lebovic Homes, Mattamy Homes, DG Group, White Sun Developments and Seaton TFPM.

About three-quarters of the lands were approved by 2014 with infrastructure and servicing (sewer and water, roads etc.) getting underway in 2015.

New home construction got underway in 2017 and the first residents moved in a year later.

The community is planned to eventually accommodate 70,000 new residents and 35,000 new jobs. Other neighbourhoods in various stages of development are Lamoreaux, Brock-Taunton, Mount Pleasant and Wilson Meadows and the Pickering Innovation Corridor.

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