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About the City
About the Region
History of Immigration to Peterborough
Diversity in Peterborough
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Arts and Culture

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Moving to a new country can be intimidating, but I’m happy I was lucky enough to land in such a welcoming community. I felt right at home from the start.
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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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Festivals and Events

Woman performing on Canada DayPeterborough has many events each year. Some of the larger events include the Peterborough Musicfest‎, the Dragon Boat Festival, and the Peterborough Folk Festival.

Every July, Peterborough puts on a Canada Day parade. The parade is followed by the Multicultural Canada Day celebration in Del Crary ParkThe celebration showcases cultural performances and international foods from local vendors.

Reframe Peterborough International Film Festival screens films from all over the world that explore cultural, social justice, and environmental issues.

Pow WowCurve Lake First Nation hosts an annual Pow Wow where you can learn more about First Nations dance, food and culture. The Peterborough Petroglyphs, Centre for Indigenous Theatre, and the Ode'min Giizis (Strawberry Moon) Festival also highlight Aboriginal communities in the region.

Peterborough also celebrates diversity at the annual One World Dinner, which includes a dessert auction, live music and cultural performances. The event raises money for the New Canadians Centre, Kawartha World Issues Centre, Jamaican Self-Help and the Trent International Student Association.

HavelockThe Havelock County Jamboree is a 4-day outdoor festival with Country Music Live Performances. The Norwood Fall Fair is a fun-filled Thanksgiving tradition in the town of Norwood, a short drive east of Peterborough.

For more information on local attractions and events see Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism


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