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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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What sports are available?

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There are a wide variety of competitive and recreational sports to choose from with activities to suit every age, skill level and area of interest.

The City has a long tradition of hockey and lacrosse. The Peterborough Petes are part of the Ontario Hockey League, and the Peterborough Lakers belong to the Ontario Lacrosse Association.

Sports Facilities

Wellness-Centre-RGBSports facilities provide places for the public to exercise and socialize. These centres are excellent places to meet people and make connections in the community.

The largest athletic centres are the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre and the Peterborough YMCA. There are also facilities at Trent University.  You must pay a fee or become a member to use these facilities. You can find smaller fitness centres here or in the phone book.

Other activities one can practice in Peterborough include yoga and dance.

Teams and Sports Clubs

Canal-hockey_9382Sports teams and clubs are a great way to meet people, learn about local customs and become a part of the community.

Curling is a low-key Canadian sport that can be enjoyed by everyone. Free socials for first-time curlers are often held by the Peterborough Curling Club. Other local clubs include the Peterborough Rowing Club and the Peterborough Minor Lacrosse Association.

The City of Peterborough Recreation Division provides a variety of instructional sports programs. For a list of programs offered please view the Leisure and Culture Guide

A list of organized sports leagues , services, social clubs can be found here.

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