Downtown Peterborough is home to many general and specialty businesses. Information on downtown businesses can be found at the Downtown Business Improvement Area website.
For a list of local drug stores or pharmacies please refer to the Yellow Pages.
Most stores are open during regular business hours, or office hours, which are Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, many stores stay open later than 5:00 p.m. and are also open on weekends. Some convenience and grocery stores are open 24 hours a day. Most businesses are closed on public (statutory) holidays.
Choosing to purchase previously used items is an affordable way to add to your wardrobe or update your décor, but also an environmentally friendly alternative. Peterborough is home to a few second-hand shops (also known as ‘thrift stores’) that can help you do that. Pre-used items are also placed for sale on websites like Kijiji and Craigslist.
Garage or yard sales take place all year long but are most popular in late spring, summer and early fall. They are advertised in many publications, including Kijiji, the print version of Peterborough This Week and Peterborough Examiner. Rummage sales are also advertised in these publications.
For a listing of all other stores in Peterborough please consult the Yellow Pages.