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Conveniently located between Canada’s capital, Ottawa, and Canada’s business centre, Toronto.

Investment and Property

Peterborough & the Kawarthas offers affordability as a place to live and to work. Peteborough ranked in the top 21 places in Canada to buy real estate by MoneySense Magazine (2020).

With a wide array of government incentive programs and services offered in Ontario, locating your business here in Peterborough & the Kawarthas allows you to take advantage of competitive corporate tax rates and helps your business save on costs associated with research, development, and innovation; labour costs; and start-up and expansion activities. The general corporate income tax rate in the Province of Ontario is 11.5 percent. The Ontario small business deduction (SBD) allows Canadian-controlled private corporations (CCPCs) to reduce the income tax rate on their first $500,000 of active business income to 4.5 percent.

Standard & Poor recently upgraded the City of Peterborough’s credit rating to AA+ from AA, which supports Peterborough’s strong, stable financial position and the fiscal management of the organization.

27%
Dwellings are on average 27% or $165,194 lower than the Ontario average in 2020
Manifold Data Mining, 2020

Explore Your Future Location in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Peterborough & the Kawarthas is a major economic force along the Ontario East Corridor – View available properties on Ontario East Economic Development’s property tool, or use the tool on this page to search Realtor.ca and Space list.

Aerial view of a runway and plane at Peterborough Airport

Investment Opportunity

Peterborough Airport

The Peterborough Airport (YPQ) boasts the longest civil runway (7000 ft) between Toronto and Ottawa, which supports Boeing 737-900 and Airbus 320 operations, and is one of the busiest small airports in Canada.

Aerial view of the Cleantech Commons grounds

Investment Opportunity

Cleantech Commons at Trent University

Cleantech Commons is Canada’s only Research and Technology Park, a Canadian hub focused exclusively on clean, green, low-carbon technology research, innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. Cleantech Commons has the vision to become Canada’s Premier Cleantech Destination.