Pickering Beach, Ontario

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Pickering Beach
Unincorporated community
Pickering Beach
Pickering Beach
Pickering Beach is located in Southern Ontario
Pickering Beach
Pickering Beach
Location in southern Ontario
Coordinates: 43°49′47″N 78°59′47″W / 43.82972°N 78.99639°W / 43.82972; -78.99639Coordinates: 43°49′47″N 78°59′47″W / 43.82972°N 78.99639°W / 43.82972; -78.99639
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
Regional municipalityDurham
TownAjax
Established1926 (1926)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Forward sortation area
Area code(s)905 and 289
NTS Map030M15
GNBC CodeFDPDS

Pickering Beach is a community and unincorporated place in the Town of Ajax, Durham Region, Ontario Canada,[1] located on Lake Ontario east of Toronto. It was once an important cottage destination for the upper class that was established by the prominent Toronto lawyer James Tuckett, in 1926,[2] because of its eponymous beach.[3] Today it is a part of the Town of Ajax and most of the original cottages have been replaced by modern residences. Among notable Canadians who were born in, lived in, or visited the beach are grocery chain founder T. P. Loblaw, wrestler 'Whipper' Billy Watson, artist Florence Helena McGillivray, and pioneering woman school board trustee Alice Charlotte Corbet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pickering Beach". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2014-04-08. (place)
  2. ^ Dancey, Cathy (1995). "Pickering Beach". In MacDonald, Archie (ed.). A Town Called Ajax. Ajax Historical Board. p. 153. ISBN 9780969946502. OCLC 34928918.
  3. ^ "Pickering Beach". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2014-04-08. (beach)