Welcome to Peterborough!

Home to 75,000 people, Peterborough offers a quaint small-town charm with its vibrant mix of heritage buildings and modern development.

Located 100 kilometers northeast of the GTA, Peterborough is only an hour’s drive from Toronto and is easily accessible by divided highways 115 and 401. Known as the gateway to the cottage country, the city offers many amenities.

As the regional centre for to one of Ontario’s most desirable lake districts, the unspoiled Kawartha Region is home to over 130 sparkling lakes and thousands of acres of lush green forest, which makes the City of Peterborough a popular tourist and retirement destination. Many young people are also choosing to raise families here, as houses, apartments, condominiums and waterfront properties are available at affordable prices.


The air is clean and the beautiful location set in the Kawarthas tourism region offers an exceptional quality of life. Peterborough is a safe place to live, has a low crime rate, and offers a clean, healthy environment.

The pride that residents share in our community may stem from the fact that many of our citizens have spent their entire lives residing here. Known for their helpfulness, Peterborough’s huge volunteer base plays a major role in the comfortable quality of life enjoyed here in our small city.

Peterborough has it all and offers plenty of choice whether your interests gravitate towards sports, culture, dining, shopping, education, health care or business. As a medium sized city, its population base has reached a critical mass that enables the multitude of recreational opportunities and diverse industrial, commercial and agricultural operations to remain stable and viable from an economic perspective. Whether you are considering a move here or plan to start a business venture, Peterborough is good a community to invest in, knowing that your future will be secure and that you will enjoy a lifestyle second to none.

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