Moving from Montreal to Pickering

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Important information you need to know before you begin your move to Pickering from Montreal. Pickering is a city in Ontario, located just east of Toronto. It is part of the Greater Toronto Area but is within the Regional Municipality of Durham. Pickering is sometimes known as "P-Town", influenced by the rapid growth of cities after the Second World War. Like other areas of Durham Region, the northern part of the city is primarily suburban in nature creating small rural communities. Currently, Pickering has a population of approximately 100,273, the majority of whom are English-speaking with English as their first language; however, the use of other foreign languages is noticeable due to the great cultural diversity.


Distance and travel time are important elements of a long distance move like the one from Montreal to Pickering, requiring careful planning and proper research. Geographically, Pickering is located 505 km from Montreal, with an approximate driving time of 5 hours and 43 minutes, which can vary depending on the speed of your vehicle, as well as your route. The most direct route to Pickering is still highway 720 West and then highway 20. Once you cross the provincial border, the highway will change to Ontario Highway 401 West and you will drive on this highway to Pickering. A large part of your trip will be on this highway. 


 It is very important to bring along appropriate road maps, such as Ontario road maps, and a portable GPS system to avoid any possible mistakes during the trip and the move. On the way to Pickering, you will pass through a number of cities such as Cornwall, Brockville, Kingston, Belleville, Trenton, Cobourg, Clarington, Bomanville, Oshawa, and Ajax, until you finally arrive at the destination.

Pickering has limited post-secondary education opportunities, however the City of Oshawa, which is in the same municipality (Durham Region), has 3 post-secondary institutions: the University of Ontario, Institute of Technology and Durham College. The university and college are located right next to each other. Trent University, based in Peterborough, Ontario, also has a small campus west of the city that has been in operation since 2010. If you have children who need to attend school, the public school board operates 17 elementary schools and two high schools. The Catholic School Board operates 8 elementary schools and one high school. Proper and judicious research will allow you to choose the school that will best suit your needs and the needs of your children to optimize their educational future.

If you are going to use public transportation to get around the city, Pickering has a public transit service offered by Durham Region Transit. Durham Transit operates bus routes in all Durham Region cities including Pickering, but the service is primarily based in Oshawa. GO Transit also provides bus and train services that connect many passengers to Toronto from the Pickering GO station.

There are a variety of affordable housing options currently available on the market, including low-cost apartments for students who want to continue their education in Durham Region or who want to live in the City of Pickering. There are townhouses, duplexes, high-rise apartments, or even a simple bungalow. Learning about local laws, provincial legislation and average housing prices will help you make a good and reasonable choice. These steps will not only help you make a good purchase, but also better prepare you when negotiating with a future landlord or real estate agent.

It would be a great idea to visit the city before your final move. This visit, which could be in the form of a family weekend, will not only give you a better understanding of the streets and travel time between Montreal and Pickering, but it will also give you a chance to familiarize yourself with the local conditions. Generally speaking, the transition to a new city or even a new province is still quite difficult and requires sufficient planning.

In Pickering, one can find many services and affordable accommodations for a memorable and exciting stay. Some of the most popular restaurants in Pickering specialize in international cuisine such as Indian, Caribbean, Asian, Thai and even old fashioned bars and grills. There are two hotels in Pickering: Comfort Inn and Moodies Motor Inn, both located on Kingston Road.

Moving from Montreal to Pickering can be accomplished in a successful and stress-free manner with sufficient financial planning and work organization. Whatever your reason for moving to Pickering, proper pre-planning and research in all your initiatives will ensure that you get the desired result in a timely manner so you can continue your new life with your family in a new city. In this way, you will be satisfied that you have made a smart decision that will bring peace of mind during this important transition. 

Moving in Pickering could be a complicated affair, with many steps involved to ensure that everything is done properly and with great care and precision. Thus, finding a reliable and experienced long distance moving company proves to be very important.

A reliable and skillful moving company can surely give you satisfaction and peace of mind. As a result, you can focus on other tasks during the move and save your valuable time. Without proper research, you may not receive quality service. Check the moving company's credentials, find references from previous customers and their level of satisfaction with the work performed by the company in question, find out if the moving company that you choose is doing or has already done in the past moving to the city or region you want to move there to live. 

If you have a piano to move from Montreal to Pickering or a pool table, ask if the movers have the experience and all the necessary equipment to move!

By choosing the ALEX economical moving service – you will ensure that your belongings and belongings will be handled safely and professionally, and that it will all be done as quickly as possible. The choice is yours!

Good luck and happy moving!