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About the City
About the Region
History of Immigration to Peterborough
Diversity in Peterborough
Canadian Values
Local News and Events

Success Stories

Farah Zafarzadeh - smallFarah Zafarzadeh
I grew up in a big family in Afghanistan. When the Soviets invaded, we sought refuge in Iran, leaving behind relatives and friends. When the war in Afghanistan continued and the Taliban took over, we decided to head to Canada as refugees. We landed in Toronto on September 15, 1995. That was a great day.
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Local Snapshot of Peterborough

Population (2011) 78,698
Average Detached House Price (2012) $297,096
Average Monthly Rental - 2 Bedroom (2012) $904
Median Household Income (2011) $58,099
Top Employment Industries (2012)
  • Health Care and Social Services
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Accommodation and Food Services
Average January Temperature (details) -8.9°C
Average April Temperature (details) 5.7°C
Average July Temperature (details) 19.4°C
Average October Temperature (details) 7.3°C


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About Peterborough

Peterborough combines the benefits of an urban center in a beautiful natural setting. With an ideal mix of city and country living, Peterborough has something for everyone.

Located in an area known for its beautiful rivers, lakes and forests, Peterborough is also known as the gateway to “cottage country.” People come from around the world to hike, swim, ski, and just relax while enjoying the natural beauty of the Peterborough area.

Complementing the natural environment that surrounds it, Peterborough is a vibrant urban centre that celebrates its rich culture and heritage.  The city boasts a thriving arts scene that reflects its diverse cultural history.  The city has a rich sporting heritage that is reflected in the many sporting facilities, teams and leagues and the available recreational opportunities.

In this section you can learn more about what makes Peterborough a great place to live.

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