Information Technology (IT) provides market competitive, technology-based products and services in a secure environment that contributes to improving services, and/or reducing costs, for the Corporation of the City of Peterborough.


The contractual expense of this division represents the City’s share of Peterborough Technology Services (PTS) operating expenditures, which includes corporate applications, servers, and technical staff that are shared by the City and Peterborough Utilities Services.

Budgeted gross expenditures are $5.9 million with approximately $5.6 million of this amount being the City’s portion of Peterborough Technology Services costs. Approximately $2.2 million of total costs incurred are charged out directly to City divisions where there is a need to allocate specific charges due to the sharing of costs either with the Province or the County or the activity receives a fee for the service. The net $3.7 million remaining in the budget of Corporate and Legislative Services represents the non-allocated charges.


That any unused Peterborough Technology Services Budget, at the end of 2023, be transferred to the Information Technology (IT) Reserve, subject to the overall year-end position and that if actual 2023 costs exceed the 2023 budget, funds may be drawn from the IT reserve.

Performance data

IT Security continues to be an area of focus as security threats become more advanced and sophisticated. Additional investment is required for security, advanced monitoring, and detection tools. Investments in technology continue to increase as departments leverage technology to improve efficiencies. This can be in the form of additional hardware such as mobile devices, servers and applications, all of which require IT support.

Support statistics
Type of support20202021  2022 (forecast)
Remote offices in wide area network 27 27 27
Networked computers supported 977 1,000 1,053
Application/File servers 148 200 248
System and applications supported 94 94 96

2023 Overview

Information Technology
Description2023 recommended
Expenditures $3,792,714
Revenues $65,000
Net requirement $3,727,714