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About the Region
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Success Stories

Pappas - 3 generations - smallDean Pappas
With only 10 dollars in his pocket, Bill Pappas arrived in Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia more than 50 years ago. He had fought the Nazis, escaped from Communist re-education camps, and was determined to pursue his dreams.
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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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Arts and Culture

Peterborough is rich in culture. The community takes great pride in its heritage, and boasts a thriving arts scene that is reflective of its diverse cultural history.

Our residents value the downtown, our Victorian/ Edwardian era residential architecture, our natural environment, and the traditions and culture of the First Nations.

We have a hundreds of cultural workers and over 350 cultural and creative businesses! There is not a single individual in our community who is not touched by our local arts, culture and heritage resources in some way - from public works to public spaces.

Painting - downtownCommunity activities are listed on the kawarthaNOW website.  For information on free recreational and cultural events and activities in Peterborough please visit this website

If you have gone through the immigration process and are new to Peterborough, you are eligible to receive the Peterborough Welcome Pass. This pass provides free or discounted admission to a variety of cultural, arts and recreational organizations and programs.  For more information or to get your pass, please contact the New Canadians Centre.

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