|Population (2011)||88,721 (Ranked 58th)|
|Population Density||383.1/km2 (992/sq mi)|
|City Area||231.59 km2 (89.42 sq mi)|
|Elevation||83.8 m (274.9 ft)|
|Area code(s)||905, 289|
Pickering (2011 population 88,721 is a city located in Southern Ontario, Canada, immediately east of Toronto in Durham Region. It was settled by primarily ethnic British colonists, starting in the 1770s. Most of its growth has come since the end of World War II, and it has received immigrants from around the globe.
This was Aboriginal territory for thousands of years. The Wyandot (called the Huron by Europeans), who spoke an Iroquoian language, were the historic people living here in the 15th century. Archeological remains of a large village have been found here, known as the Draper Site. Later, the Wyandot moved northwest to Georgian Bay, where they established their historic homeland.