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City of Peterborough

Peterborough is nestled in the heart of Southern Ontario, just a short, scenic drive from both Ottawa and Toronto, two of Canada’s most bustling cities. Peterborough is home to both Trent University and Fleming College and serves as a hub for domestic and international students. The City is built on the banks of the Trent-Severn Waterway and is home to a network of hiking and walking trails.

86,555
Total Population
Manifold Data Mining, 2020
$83,634
Average Household Income
Manifold Data Mining, 2020
90,132
5-year Population Growth Projection
Manifold Data Mining, 2020

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The City of Peterborough’s beautiful downtown, located right on the Trent-Severn Waterway and surrounded by picturesque farmland and woodland. Its extensively-developed walking and riding trails are perfect for people who enjoy outdoor living – a true urban/rural paradise.

Aerial photo of a building in the City of Peterborough

Top 3 largest business sectors

  • Health care and social assistance 
  • Retail trade 
  • Other services (except public administration)

Based on total number of employees (June 2021)

City of Peterborough 2021 Business Count Results