Welcome to our website all about Peterborough, Ontario. This site was set up by a local Peterborough web design
company as a way to give an introduction to our great city to new residents and visitors to our city. It's a bit new, but we'll be adding lots of content over the next little while!
Located on the Trent Severn Waterway, Peterborough Ontario is rich in history. In fact, it was voted in the top 10 places to live for 2009. The current population of Peterborough is roughly 80,000 and it's becoming a popular city for people working in Toronto to live, due to the close proximity. Peterborough is approximately an hour and a half drive along highway 115 and the 401 to downtown Toronto.
Residents of Peterborough love the benefits of city living combined with all the advantages of nature that surround them. The city is safe and is home to many beautiful trails, parks and lakes close by. There really is something to do for everyone here in the 'Electric City'.
While Peterborough is one of Canada's most elderly cities per capita, Trent University
and Sir Sandford Fleming are two of the more well known post secondary education facilities in Canada and draw thousands of new students to the city each year which provides a valuable boost to the economy.
If you're visiting Peterborough for a day or weekend and are looking for things to do, here are some quick suggestions to get you started!
If you're a fan of hockey, the Peterborough Petes
are a part of the Ontario Hockey League and are one of the most storied franchises in the league. They've sent more players to the NHL than any team in the world including the likes of Eric Staal, Bob Gainey, Chris Pronger and many more. Catch a game throughout the year at the Memorial Center!
If you're into the Arts then you'll find lots to do and see here. Peterborough is home to many fine art galleries and theaters that put on original plays throughout the year.
Looking to get a little wild with friends? The nightlife here in Peterborough is second to none. Because of the large college presence the many bars located in downtown Peterborough is usually packed every Friday and Saturday night. Or if you aren't really into the whole club and bar scene, perhaps you'd like to get out and try any one of the amazing Peterborough restaurants
. You'll find everything from mexican food, italian food, pizza, steak, seafood and various fine dining options throughout downtown and the rest of the city.
One other great thing about Peterborough is that it's only about an hour and a half drive from downtown Toronto. So if you're looking to catch a major concert or sporting event, you'll only need to take a quick drive down the 401 or rent a Peterborough Limo
to pick you up and you'll be there in no time!
Peterborough has many unique shops in the downtown area that offer a little something for everyone. From clothes, antiques, crafts, you name it. Located only minutes from downtown is Peterborough's main shopping attraction/mall... Landsdowne Place, which just recently underwent a major addition and renovation. It's now home to over 100 stores including all the major names like the Gap, Aéropostale, American Eagle, Boathouse, Sport Chek, etc.
Where to Stay
If you need a place to stay, you've got tons of options. There are a number of hotels & motels, but if you're looking for something a little different why not give a B&B a try? Or, if you are into nature and are planning on an extended visit, why not look into renting a cottage on one of the beautiful lakes that are only a short drive away?
Living In Peterborough
Peterborough has been ranked in many publications as one of the top places to live in all of Canada. It's close to the GTA and is fastly becoming a prime destination for Toronto workers to live and commute from as more and more transportation options become available. There are also some really amazing businesses in town for all your home and living needs... Whether you are looking for something really obscure like Peterborough pest control
, a local home and renovations contractor, or a locksmith... It doesn't really matter. There is sure to be a friendly and reliable contractor in the area that can help you out.
Whatever you end up doing, or however long you're staying here, we would like to welcome you to our awesome city and hope you enjoy your stay!
Some absolutely amazing photos of the George St. Clock Tower, one of Peterborough’s most recognizable landmarks.
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Millenium Park entry, Peterborough, Ontario on Flickr.
Placid waterfall falling onto granite, at the entry to park on Water Street, in Peterborough, Ontario. Follows the fluid theme of the Trent-Severn Waterway locks nearby. (Peterborough, Ontario) 20120828 0907
Love this photo of the entrance to Millenium Park in downtown Peterborough. It’s not looking quite this nice at the moment with all the snow, but looking forward to seeing it again in the warmer summer months! What are some of your favorite monuments here in this fine city?