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

Success Stories

John and Hellen Kostsovos - smallJohn and Hellen Kostsovos
Since opening its doors in 1971, Jim’s Pizzeria has been a favourite landmark in Peterborough. Known for its authentic Italian menu, excellent customer service, and affordable prices, Jim’s Pizzeria is a success story we can all learn from.
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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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Millennium-Park-Girls-DucksThe Peterborough area is known around the world for great outdoor recreation, with hundreds of lakes, rivers, and parks – 134 lakes in the Peterborough region alone!

The historic Trent-Severn Waterway passes through the city, making it a great spot for boaters. Peterborough also boasts an extensive trail network, which is a part of the Trans-Canada Trail.

The city offers a large number of restaurants, theatres, and festivals. It is also a convenient base from which to visit Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, and other Ontario destinations.

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 large 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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