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Ali Imran and Mostafa Rahman - smallAli Imran and Mostafa Rahman
If you know where the New Canadians Centre is, then you are a two-minute walk away from Ali and Mostafa’s Village of Thai. This popular restaurant is the latest addition to a chain of restaurants owned and operated by Ali and Mostafa’s family.
Read more about the Rahman family

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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Local News and Events

NewspapersLearning more about what’s happening in the community and getting involved will help you settle into your new city. The Peterborough Public Library has a calendar that lists community activities taking place in the library. For more information, you can try these local resources:

Local News and Events for New Canadians

The New Canadians Centre’s blog contains valuable information for newcomers, including free classes, workshops, as well as other local events and news.

Local Media

Peterborough’s local television stations are TVCogeco and CHEX TV.

Peterborough radio stations provide current local news and information.

The Peterborough Examiner, Peterborough This Week, and snapd Peterborough are local newspapers.

Published six times a year, Peterborough Kids (Local Parent) is a free local parenting magazine.

Trent University’s events calendar offers information on University and community events.

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