First Nations groups followed retreating glaciers into the area 11,000 years ago. Woodland Natives inhabited the area circa 1000 BC to AD 1000 , followed by Iroquois and Mississaugas circa 1740.
County of Peterborough 135,000; urban core has a population of over 74,600
Trent University is a liberal arts oriented institution. Trent's academic focus is on environmental, cultural, and science studies. www.trentu.ca
Fleming College www.flemingc.on.ca
Among the many successful Peterborough-based businesses serving local, national and international markets from Peterborough are: Pepsico Foods (Quaker), General Electric, FisherCast Global, Siemens Milltronics, Minute Maidand SGS Lakefield Research.
Peterborough is served by Canadian Pacific Railway
Peterborough Utilities Commission (PUC) is responsible for supplying all of Peterborough residents and businesses with safe, clean water. Peterborough is fortunate to have a plentiful supply of source water from the Otonabee River.
The Otonabee River water is of good quality and can be described as a moderately coloured water of low turbidity. The river water temperature ranges from 0°C in winter to approximately 26°C in summer. Water is continuously being treated and tested to ensure that customers always have access to drinking water that meets or exceeds all drinking-water standards set by the Ministry of Environment. This water is treated in our state-of-the-art, government-inspected facility before being distributed throughout the City.
One of the greatest resources in Peterborough & the Kawarthas are the magnificent waterways. Choose from one of our 134 lakes for water activity ranging from kayaking, canoeing, fishing, boating and swimming. The lakes of Peterborough & the Kawarthas are home to many species of fish including walleye, carp, crappy, bass and muskie.
The area offers great hiking, biking and canoe trails that take you through both the lakeland regions and the more urban centres of the region. When the snow falls many of these trails are transformed into cross-county ski trails that provide a tranquil environment for viewing the local wildlife.
Peterborough Green-Up ( www.greenup.on.ca ) provides education, services, resources and support to enable citizens to take up environmentally healthy lifestyle habits. Our comprehensive approach includes such areas as: waste reduction, water quality, water conservation, energy conservation, landscape enhancement, air quality improvement, active and alternative transportation and climate change awareness.
Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives www.pcma.ca
Peterborough Public Library www.peterborough.library.on.ca
Peterborough Symphony Orchestra www.thepso.org
Canadian Canoe Museum www.canoemuseum.net
Peterborough Lift Lock, world's largest hydraulic lift lock www.peterboro.info/tours/lift_lock
Peterborough Showplace Performance Centre is a 647 seat, state of the art performance facility located downtown that opened in 1996 www.showplace.org
Artspace is one of Canada's oldest artist-run art centres. www.artspace-arc.org
Peterborough New Dance/Public Energy: It is the only full-time presenter of contemporary dance in Ontario outside of Toronto and Ottawa. The organization also supports the development of local dance and performance artists, and presents Indigenous performing artists. www.publicenergy.ca
Petroglyphs Provincial Park www.ontarioparks.com/english/petr.html
Trent Queer Collective www.freewebs.com/trentqueer / The first queer group began in 1977, known then as the Trent Homophile Association (THA). The Trent Queer Collective was founded as a student-run group in 1987, under the name The Trent Lesbian and Gay Collective . For almost thirty years, the TQC has existed to celebrate queer identities as well as provide resources, safe space and social opportunities for queer people and their allies
Peterborough AIDS Resource Network (PARN) http://www.parn.ca
Rainbow Youth Coalition (a branch of PARN) http://www.rainbowyouth.ca
Rainbow Service Organization http://www.rainbowservice.org
Fleming Association of Queer Students (FAQS) http://fleming0.flemingc.on.ca/faqs/
Rainbow Health Network http:// www.rainbowhealth.ca
Recreation services are provided to citizens of Peterborough through a variety of facilities, programs, services, and special events. The Recreation Division is responsible for:
Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre
Del Crary Park, Millennium Park
Queen Alexandra Community Centre
Youth/teen programs in five neighbourhood centres
Instructional sport programs, fitness and wellness initiatives
Lifeguard supervision at two waterfront beaches and six wading pools
Sport field scheduling on 110 fields
Day camp activities, Senior Services
The Recreation Division works cooperatively with Special Event committees coordinating, promoting and implementing community events such as: Canada Day Parade, the Greater Peterborough Triathlon, Snofest, the 2007 World Women’s Lacrosse Championships and many others.
Events www.peterboroughfolkfestival.org August 24 to 26, 07 Festival Peterborough Folk Festival August only: Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 1/2 hour evening programs, beginning at 8:30 pm. Tours Petroglyphs Prov Pk Evening Programs July 13 to 15, 07 Festival Bluegrass/ Country Family Jamboree www.whetung.com 21-Jun Festival National Aboriginal Day Pow Wow www.nexicom.net/~mlemoire $ 13.00 June 1 & 2, 07 Festival 14TH Annual Cdn Old Tyme Fiddle & Step Dance Contest free Wednesday & Saturday evening at 8 pm Festival Peterborough Summer Festival of Lights www.hiawathafirstnation.com May 19 & 20, 07 Festival 13th Annual Hiawatha First Nation Pow Wow free Every Saturday from 7 am - 1 pm Tours Peterborough Farmers' Market Web Cost Date Type Name of Event
The Peterborough Employment Resource Centre www.percresources.ca / Employment Planning & Counselling – Peterborough www.jobspeterborough.ca / Newspapers: Peterborough Examiner Classifieds www.ospreyclassifiednetwork.com/classifieds/ Newspapers: Peterborough This Week www.mykawartha.com /
Peterborough Tops in Ontario for Business Location Canadian Business Magazine, November- December 2004
Peterborough ranked #1 in Ontario and #6 in Canada in a survey of the nation's 40 largest metropolitan areas. The communities included in the study were ranked on five factors reflecting socio-economic health - the variable operating costs of doing business, the cost of living GDP growth and the unemployment and crime rates. Peterborough is home to a variety industries including food processing and electronics equipment manufacturing, the #1 ranked undergrad research University in Canada (Trent), a top-ranked college of applied arts & technology (Fleming) and is the regional centre for health care and education in East Central ON.
Major Industrial Employers – Local (2006 Community Profile) Visit www.epeterborough.com for a complete listing of regional businesses 120 Shipping Containers Nefab 140 Fabricated Metal/Heating Products Trent Metals 140 Sport Rifles Savage Arms 140 Aerospace/Controls Hispano-Suiza 150 Water/Electricity Peterborough Utility Services 160 Frozen Juices Minute Maid 167 Nepheline Syenite Unimin Canada 167 Trommel/Conveyor Manufacturing McCloskey International Limited 275 Wood Cabintry Masterbrands 280 Zinc Castings/Automotive/Telcom FisherCast Global 300 Process Instruments Siemens Milltronics 350 Mining/Environmental Testing SGS Lakefield Research 517 Automotive Parts Ventra Plastics 600 Food Product Distribution Sysco Food Service 800 Cereals/Beverages/Snacks PepsiCo Foods (Quaker) 1200 Electric Motors/Nuclear Components General Electric Employees Products Company
Major Non-Industrial Employers – Local (2006 Community Profile) 230 Health Care & Social Assistance St.Joseph’s at Fleming 236 Food Services McDonalds (all locations) 255 Retail Trade Canadian Tire (all locations) 278 Transporting & Warehousing Coach Canada 290 Health Care & Social Assistance Fairhaven 300 Retail Trade Wal-Mart 300 Retail Trade Home Depot 400 Information Services – CRM Minacs Worldwide 425 Financial Services/Credit – CRM AmeriCredit Financial Corporation 500 Telecom - CRM Multi-Channel Communications Inc. 800 Educational Services Trent University 802 Educational Services Separate School Board 812 Public Administration Ministry of Natural Resources 1200 Public Administration City of Peterborough 1373 Educational Services Sir Sandford Fleming College 1600 Educational Services Public School Board 1943 Health Care & Social Assistance Peterborough Regional Health Centre Employees Products Company
63 Finance & Insurance TD Insurance 100 Financial Services/Marketing ICT Group 105 Finance & Insurance Scotiabank 110 Accommodation Services Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront 115 Health Care & Social Assistance Nightingale Nursing Registry 130 Health Care & Social Assistance Peterborough Access Centre 130 Retail Trade A&P 140 Retail Trade Morello’s Independent Grocers 150 Health Care & Social Assistance Victorian Order of Nurses 150 Retail Trade Sobeys 150 Health Care & Social Assistance Riverview Manor 150 Transportation & Warehousing Peterborough Airport 150 Transportation & Warehousing Canada Post 159 Retail Trade Zellers 190 Recreation Kawartha Downs 200 Retail Trade Loblaws 200 Gaming Kawartha Racetrack Slots 200 Customer Support Services GTS Lufthansa 208 Retail Trade Sears Canada 215 Health Care & Social Assistance Extendicare
Real Estate Sales (yearly sales summary) 3454 3588 3404 1378 Total 122 138 100 40 Income/Commercial 337 338 329 122 Vacant Land 144 132 128 52 Farms 274 278 288 74 Cottages/Waterfront 2577 2702 2559 1090 Residential 2003 2004 2005 May 2006 Property Type
Average Home Prices in City of Peterborough ($Thousands) 180 200 250 345 365 385 Executive 2-Storey 220 200 215 290 315 325 Luxury Condo 125 150 170 235 255 280 Standard 2-Storey 130 136 150 205 220 230 Detached Bungalow 84 85 85 115 125 135 Standard Townhouse 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 April 2006 Type of Residence
MLS®: 153101000216800 $289,500 594 BELMONT 4TH LINE S HAVELOCK-BELMONT-METHUEN, RR #3 HAVELOCK, Ontario K0L 1Z0 Belmont Peterborough and the Kawarthas Updated century farmhouse on a quiet retreat like setting of 76 acres near Hwy 7. Spacious farmhouse kitchen with hardwood floor, pantry & wood burning airtight. Large master bdrm with adjoining dressing room,den & balcony. Updated heating system & electrical service with 200 amp in house & 100 amp in barn. Chimneys professionally installed to current standards. New 35 yr roof in '07. Cemented barnyard, horse stalls, sheep pens, all perimeter & some interior pasture fenced. Enjoy cross country skiing or riding trails through a park land landscape of pasture, wild flower meadows & woodlands with a variety of mature hardwood & coniferous trees. Conveniently located on a year round township road with school bus service. Minutes to Campbellford & Trent Canal System. Organic farming methods used for 10+ years.
MLS®: 143522901000950 $309,900 13248 CTY RD 29, R.R.#2, WARKWORTH TRENT HILLS, Ontario K0K 3K0 Northumberland East Peterborough and the Kawarthas HOBBY - HORSE FARM LOCATED 20 MINUES FROM 401. COMMUTE TO COBOURG-OSHAWA. GOOD 4 BEDROOM HOUSE WITH 2 WASHROOMS, COUNTRY KITCHEN, WOOD & OIL FURNACES. EXCELLENT HORSE BARN, 6 LARGE BOX STALLS, TACK ROOM AND WORK ROOM AS WELL AS LARGE RUN-IN AREA. FENCED PADDOCKS AND LARGE SEPARATE STUDIO WITH HEAT AND HYDRO. MANY EXTRAS. SELLER MOTIVATED.
MLS®: 143522905009100 $225,000 220 DUTCH LINE TRENT HILLS, Ontario K0L 1Y0 Northumberland East Peterborough and the Kawarthas 100 ACRE FARM ON CONCESSION 11 OF PERCY TOWNSHIP - 2 STOREY BRICK HOUSE NEEDS WORK - GOOD WORKABLE LAND BACKS ONTO BARRY LAKE. PROPERTY IS ESTATE SALE 'BEING SOLD IN AS IS CONDITION'. DANGER!! DO NO GO ON PROPERTY WITHOUT PERMISSION. CALL LISTING BROKER FOR DETAILS
MLS®: 124114101006000 $229,900 571 TIFFEN RD MARMORA AND LAKE, Ontario K0K 2M0 Hastings North Peterborough and the Kawarthas 31 ACRE FARM WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS, EXCELLENT 3 BEDROOM HOME WITH MANY UPDATES, SEE LIST AT OFFICE. PRIVATE SETTING FOR THE HOBBIEST EX: HORSES, PIGS OR BEEF SURROUNDED BY SCENIC VIEWS OF TREES AND PASTURE. 2 PONDS, 100 AMP SERVICE, WATER AND HYDRO TO BARN, 7 STALLS PLUS TACK ROOM, SEPARATE DRIVESHED AND DOUBLE CAR GARAGE.
MLS®: 150601000116500 $289,000 2040 SETTLERS LINE N OTONABEE/SOUTH MONAGHAN, Ontario K0L 2B0 Otonabee Peterborough and the Kawarthas 10 MINUTES TO PETERBOROUGH, VERY PRIVATE SETTING FOR THIS CHARMING 5 BEDROOM CENTURY BRICK FARM HOUSE NESTLED NEAR THE BACK OF THIS 97 ACRE HOBBY FARM, LOT'S OF ORIGINAL TRIM WITH SOME UPGRADES, WIRING, INSULATION, PLUMBING ETC. TWO WELLS, BANK BARN THAT WITH SOME ALTERATIONS COULD BE USED FOR HORSES (LOTS OF HEADROOM) WATER AND HYDRO IN BARN. THREE BAY DRIVE SHED WITH CENTRE AREA JUST COMPLETED AS A HEATED, INSULATED WORKSHOP. ALSO THERE IS A RECENTLY CONSTRUCTED CHICKEN COOP. LARGE HARDWOOD BUSH WITH LOTS OF MAPLES, READY FOR TAPING FOR MAPLE SYRUP.
MLS®: 200776894 $359,900 1276 HOOVER RD. RAWDON TWP, Ontario K0K 3E0 Hastings South Peterborough and the Kawarthas GRAND BRICK HOME ON 31 ACRES. MAIN FLOOR FAMILY ROOM WITH FIREPLACE. EAT-IN KITCHEN. MAIN FLOOR LAUNDRY. HARDWOOD FLOORING. PERIOD TRIM. 2 STAIRCASES. IN-LAW SUITE ABOVE FAMILY ROOM. MATURE TREES AROUND HOUSE. 2 BARNS. COULD BE USED FOR HORSES. DETACHED 2 CAR GARAGE. QUIET LOCATION.
MLS®: 122011903017000 $359,900 109 WILLIAMS RD RR#4 MARMORA, STIRLING/RAWDON, Ontario K0K 2M0 Out of Board Jurisdiction Peterborough and the Kawarthas EXCELLENT COUNTRY FARM BEING OFFERED AS A WORKING FARM, HOBBY FARM OR RETREAT CONSISTING OF BEAUTIFUL FOUR BEDROOM HOME WITH MANY UPGRADES SITTING ON 148 ACRES OF WORKLAND, BUSH, PASTURE WITH STREAM AND POND. EXCELLENT BARN, DRIVESHED,FAIRLY NEW HORSE BARN WITH 4 BOX STALLS, 4 FREESTAND STALLS AND TACK RM, GARAGE WITH HEATED WORKSHOP. HOUSE HAS NEWER STEEL ROOF, NEW F.A. OIL FURNACE AND TANK (2002), OAK KITCHEN WITH ISLAND, TWO SEPARATE STAIRWAYS AND LOTS MORE. THIS ONE IS A GEM. NEWLY RENOVATED BACK KITCHEN WITH AIR TIGHT STOVE. HUNTING CABIN LOCATED ON NORTH EAST OF PROPERTY 16 X 20 WITH 3 BUNK BEDS, SLEEPS SIX. SALE CONDITIONAL UPON A SEVERANCE IN PROGRESS. ALL OFFERS TO INCLUDE SCHEDULE 'B' OR EQUIVALENT WORDING.
MLS®: 165102604009000 $365,000 736 MARTIN'S RD RR#2 FENELON FALLS, Ontario K0M 1N0Victoria North Peterborough and the Kawarthas 100 ACRE FARM W/WELL MAINTAINED CENTURY BRICK HOME. 3 BEDROOMS, OFFICE, SEPARATE DINING RM., LARGE EAT-IN KITCHEN, L.R., 2 BATHS, LARGE BACK ENTRY ROOM W/LAUNDRY, LOTS OF HARDWOOD FLOORS, CEDAR LINED PORCH WITH HOT TUB. ALL NEWER WINDOWS, NUMEROUS UPGRADES IN PAST FEW YEARS. BARN, DRIVE SHED, 3 CAR DETACHED GARAGE, STORAGE SHED. PRESENTLY BEING USED AS BEEF FARM. LOCATED BETWEEN BOBCAYGEON & FENELON FALLS.
Traicee’s Pick MLS®: 153101000440300 $374,900** 1572 COUNTY ROAD 46 HAVELOCK/BELMONT/METHUEN, Ontario K0L 1Z0 Belmont The perfect hobby farm! Beautiful 117 Acre Hobby Farm just North of Havelock with charming 1880's 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Log Home with large Eat-in Kitchen, main floor laundry and much century nostalgia. Newer High Efficiency Propane Furnace and Woodstove in Kitchen. 10 Outbuildings including Original Barn, Horse Stables with Riding Area, 2 Drive Sheds, Sugar Shack, 2 Greenhouses, 2 Storage Sheds, Pond (approx. 50' x 200' x 8' deep) and trout stream that winds its way through the South edge of the property. The possibilities are endless! Lots of Privacy! (Workable: 35 Acres, Treed: 70 Acres, Fenced: 8 Acres, Pasture: 16 Acres) Close to ATV and Ski Trails. 5 minutes North of Havelock. Less than 5 minutes to Round Lake Boat Launch. 30 minutes from Peterborough. 80 minutes from Oshawa. Must see to appreciate! For pictures and virtual tour, visit our web site. Come and see what rural living has to offer!
MLS®: 165100100505600 $395,000 1502 HEIGHTS RD RR#3 LINDSAY, Ontario K9V 4R3 Emily Peterborough and the Kawarthas OUTSTANDING FARM 99 ACRES WITH 60 WORKABLE & 20 TILE DRAINED, 20 ACRES MATURE CEDAR FOREST, 6 HORSE STALLS, RIDING RING, BANK BARN, 4 BAY DRIVE IN SHED, WORKSHOP/GARAGE 20X50. WORKSHOP IS INSULATED. LARGE FAMILY FARMHOUSE 8 BEDROOMS. ALSO SET UP FOR A 2 FAMILY HOME. HARDWOOD & PINE FLOORS. 3400 SQ.FT. HOME. FINISHED REC ROOM. MAIN FLOOR FAMILY ROOM. FINISHED ATTIC. SEPARATE DINING ROOM. LARGE KITCHEN WITH CENTRE ISLAND, OFFICE, 6 X 30 SCREENED IN FRONT PORCH, MUCH MORE, LOTS OF TRAILS. BEAUTIFUL UPDATED FARMHOUSE, GREAT LOCATION 10 MINUTES FROM LINDSAY. FAO SYSTEM PLUS 2002 OUTDOOR WOODSTOVE SYSTEM.
MLS®: 165102800239100 $499,00029 LAKEWOOD CRES BOBCAYGEON, Ontario K0M 1A0 Victoria NorthPeterborough and the Kawarthas INVESTMENT INCOME PROPERTY WITH 137 FEET OF WATERFRONT ON THE TRENT SYSTEM WATERWAY. A DEVELOPER'S DREAM WITH MULTI-RESIDENTIAL R-4 ZONING WITH WATER AND SEWER ACCESSIBLE. LISTED IN THE TOP 10 RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES, THIS 1.91 ACRE PROPERTY IN BOBCAYGEON MAY BE DEVELOPED WITH RESIDENTIAL LOTS. MEDIUM DENSITY 36 UNITS IN AN AREA OF PRESTIGE RESIDENCES. AN EXISTING 12,000 S/FT. BUILDING AND DOCK IN THE WATER, A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO LIVE AND DEVELOP LATER! CALL FOR PACKAGE INFO. AND DIRECTIONS. TO VIEW. COLLATERAL AGREEMENT IN EFFECT. BROKERAGE HAS A NON-INTEREST BEARING REAL ESTATE ACCOUNT. Unique Zoning Opportunity
Traicee’s Pick MLS®: 122011901005800 $549,900 1348 RIDGE RD E STIRLING/RAWDON, Ontario K0K 3E0 Northumberland CUSTOM BUILT AND IMPECCABLY DECORATED 2 STOREY HOME FEATURING 3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS INCLUDING ENSUITE, SOLID MAHOGANY KITCHEN, CHERRY HARDWOOD FLOORS, EXTENSIVE DECKING OVERLOOKING THE STUNNING ENGLISH GARDENS, GRAZING HORSES AND 80 ACRES OF ROLLING HILLS. NEWER BARN WITH HORSE STALLS, SEVERAL PADDOCKS AND RIDING AREA. ABSOLUTELY NO EXPENSE SHARED WHEN CREATING THIS HORSE LOVERS HAVEN. ALL OFFERS TO INCLUDE SCHEDULE 'B' OR EQUIVALENT WORDING.