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Peterborough City Hall

Peterborough City Hall complex is located on George Street facing Confederation Park.  There are two buildings; the City Hall and to the north end of the block, the Carnegie Wing.

The City Hall was completed in October 1951 at a cost of approximately one million dollars, half of which sum was bequeathed to his native City by the late Mr. George Morrow.  Mr. Morrow was Mayor of Peterborough in 1910-11.  It was during his first year in office that the City completed arrangements with the Carnegie Foundation to finance a new public library.  With these funds and a bequest from the Charlotte Nicholls Estate, the new building was constructed on the southeast corner of George and McDonnel Streets, and was completed in June 1911.  In 1981 this building was converted for use as municipal office; in 1983 it was named the "Carnegie Wing" and joined to City Hall by means of a newly-constructed link.

The cornerstone of the City Hall was laid in December 1950 by the Honourable Leslie Frost, Premier of Ontario, and its main doors were officially opened with a golden key October 26, 1951 by Councillor L.R. Chamberlain, Mayor of Peterborough, England robed in the traditional British costume of office.  Among the many distinguished and interested spectators was Selectman Forest C. Mercer of Peterborough, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

A feature of City Hall is the unique terrazzo mosaic floor map, the only one of its kind in Canada, located in the main entrance hall -- a map that gives a clear picture of Peterborough County and surrounding district.