City Projects

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City of Peterborough studies and projects set objectives and guide our activities on behalf of the community. Through studies, we conduct research, assessments and consultation to ensure that City projects and work plans are effective. Projects are initiatives we are undertaking to improve City infrastructure or services. Find out how we are approaching each project and the steps we are taking to reach completion.

Studies

10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan Review

Housing provides a solid foundation for people as they work, seek jobs, care for each other and live healthy, productive lives. Housing is fundamental to creating successful communities and preventing homelessness. Safe and stable housing provides a good basis to raise children. It is a crucial factor in a child’s success at school and in continuing to higher education and employment.

Families and individuals must have housing that is affordable and meets their unique needs, for the well-being of the Peterborough community. A range and mix of homes for people living and working in this community and a housing market that creates jobs in the industry are key factors in a strong local economy.

The 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan lays out a vision that will shape the City’s leadership in the housing and homelessness sectors, from 2014-2024.

We are reviewing and updating our 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan. Some of the work includes:

  • updating goals for the City and County of Peterborough;
  • connecting with the community to learn from people with lived experience;
  • listening to organizations that help people;
  • gathering and analyzing data to understand community needs;
  • creating targets to improve the housing and homelessness system; and
  • setting up a new Steering Committee and structure to helping staff to guide the work for the community.

We are working to meet the housing needs of people across the housing continuum. This means helping people who:

  • are experiencing homeless
  • are renting
  • want to own, or already own their home

The focus will be on helping people with low incomes and using a “Housing First” approach to ending chronic homelessness.

2017 Proposed boundary change

Over the past four years the City of Peterborough has had discussions with the Township of Cavan Monaghan and the County of Peterborough regarding a Municipal Boundary change in order to secure employment lands, capable of being serviced, for the benefit of the region.

Peterborough is one of eight cities located outside of the Greater Toronto Area identified under Provincial policy as an Urban Growth Centre, which is where future population growth is projected to occur in the next 25 years. The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe establishes growth targets for the City of Peterborough. The City is projected to have a population of 115,000 people and 58,000 jobs by 2041. To accommodate this projected growth, especially the employment aspects, the City of Peterborough will require additional lands to provide places for existing and new residents to work.

Report CAO17-002 MOU – Securing Employment Lands for the Benefit of the Region was presented to Council, sitting as Committee of the Whole on March 6, 2017.

Airport Sanitary and Water Servicing Class Environmental Assessment

The City of Peterborough started a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) in July 2016 to study the existing sanitary infrastructure and then identify future servicing needs and ways to provide those services. This study included both the existing sewage pumping station and the forcemain that connects the Airport to the City's sewage treatment plant. The current sanitary pumping station is reaching capacity due to recent increases in flow rates from the expansion at the airport. The servicing upgrades are intended to provide for the long-term growth and development at the Airport as laid out in the Airport Strategic Development Plan.

Since starting the EA, there have been reported domestic water quality and water supply issues at the Airport. As well, the firefighting system will likely require an upgrade in light of proposed airport expansion.

As a result, the scope of the study has been updated to include the investigation of the existing potable water services and identify future water supply requirements and ways to meet that demand.

The EA will evaluate the different ways servicing upgrades can address the current and future servicing requirements and recommend the preferred ways to provide those services.

After the preferred servicing plan is identified, a conceptual design will be developed incorporating measures to minimize or mitigate impacts to the environment and the community.

The study will follow the approved environmental planning process for Schedule ‘B' under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, which is an approved planning process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

Major Sport & Event Centre Study

The City completed a Feasibility Study for a Major Sport and Event Centre in Peterborough to determine the overall feasibility and cost-benefits of investment in a new Multi-Use Sport and Event Centre in the City.

The Feasibility Study completed by Sierra Planning and Management, was divided into two phases:

  • Phase One: Feasibility Study included stakeholder and community consultation and will determine market and community needs to justify a Major Sport and Event Centre in the City and broader region, beyond what is provided currently in the existing Peterborough Memorial Centre.
  • Phase Two: Business Case to provide specific recommendations on the requirements for a new Major Sport and Event Centre based on the information gathered in Phase One.

The next phase of the Major Sport and Event Centre project includes site selection, which consists of a detailed evaluation of the shortlist of candidate sites identified during the feasibility study. The evaluation will explore the estimated capital cost to acquire and/or develop, planning suitability, parking supply and demand and long-term strategic alignment with the Official Plan objectives in the areas under consideration.

Questions and comments can be emailed to MSECProjectInformation@peterborough.ca.

Reports

CSAD18-001 Major Sport and Event Centre Feasibility Study Presentation

CSAD18-003 Major Sport and Event Centre Feasibility Study Phase I Presentation

CSD18-005 - Major Sport and Event Centre Council Presentation

CSD18-005 - Major Sport and Event Centre Final Feasibility Study Presentation

CSD18-005 - Major Sport and Event Centre Locational Report Presentation

Municipal Parks and Open Space Review

The City of Peterborough began a review of our municipal parks and open spaces in July 2018.

The key objectives of the review are:

  1. Establish guidelines and standards on park planning, provision and design including:
    • a process for developing new parks (including City and developer responsibilities)
    • parks and open space planning and design guidelines/standards to improve the appeal and functionality of parks (with a focus on neighbourhood parkland)
    • determine how accessibility to and within parks can be improved
    • provide guidelines to increase connectivity within the open space system
    • recommend sustainability measures
    • illustrate how to celebrate history and natural heritage
  2. Evaluate Neighbourhood parks and identify high priority parks in need of rejuvenation.
  3. Identify gaps in access to neighbourhood parkland and provide strategies to begin to address the gaps. Access will be measured by:
    • calculating if there is sufficient quantity of parkland in each planning area;
    • examining location/distribution of parkland, accounting for barriers; and
    • accounting for current and future residential density, as well as household income.
  4. Evaluate the large amount of City-owned (non-parkland) open space and recommend sites to to officially become parkland.

An underlying principle: Access + Quality + Inclusivity = Park Equity

  • Access means ease to get to parks and move through them
  • Quality includes park function, aesthetic value and resilience to change
  • Inclusivity means the degree to which all background of people have adequate access to parks (including vulnerable populations)

So far, community engagement includes:

  • A Stakeholder's Forum
  • The two meetings with the Arenas, Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee
  • Two meetings with the Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • A meeting with First Nation representatives
  • A meeting with Peterborough Community Health
  • A Steering Committee comprised of City staff is overseeing the project.

Basterfield & Associates - Landscape Architects and The Rethink Group – Leisure Services Planning and Management are assisting the City with this project.

If you have questions or would like to provide input, please email the Recreation Division.

Official Plan

The Official Plan sets the vision and direction that shapes the growth and development of the City. By the year 2041, the City is expected to grow to a population of 115,000 people and 58,000 jobs – an increase of about 32,000 people and 14,000 jobs from 2016.

The City is updating the Official Plan with input from the community. We invite you to be engaged in the process and to get involved.

Otonabee River Trail Extension Around Little Lake

This Class Environmental Assessment identifies a recommended design for the Otonabee River Trail around Little Lake from the George Street Wharf in Del Crary Park to Haggart Street.

Parkway Corridor Environmental Assessment

The City of Peterborough has considered a Parkway as a potential transportation solution to ease traffic congestion and enhance north-south travel within and through Peterborough.

On February 5, 2016, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change issued an “Order” pursuant to the Environmental Assessment Act requiring the City to complete an additional study to “ensure that the preferred alternative and environmental mitigation measures proposed are still valid in the current planning context”.

On April 4, 2016 the City provided its "Response" to the Minister's Order.

Reports

Parkway Corridor Final Environmental Study Report

Study Reports

April, 2016: Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Order Report

February, 2016: Order – Proponent Letter

May, 2014: City Response to Part II Order Requests

November, 2013: Committee of the Whole Report

November, 2013: Committee of the Whole Presentation

September, 2013: Public Information Centre #3

June, 2013: Benefit Cost Assessment of Alternatives

March, 2013: Public Information Centre #2

November 2012: Parkway Corridor EA – Final Problem-Opportunity Council Report

November 2012: Public Information Centre #1

Peterborough Transit Study

The City of Peterborough is working on three parallel and related studies to improve transit service now and in the future. The three studies are:

  • A Transit Route Review to redesign the transit network in the near term so that connectivity and service are improved;
  • A Long-Term Transit Growth Strategy to set the vision for the future of transit and identify the resources needed to achieve it; and
  • A Downtown Transit Hub Plan to identify a plan to improve or relocate the downtown transit terminal.

Visit the study website for details: https://ptstudy.ca/

This study will update the 2012 Public Transit Operations Review The Route Ahead.

Projects

Arena & Aquatics Complex Project

The City is planning to build a new arena complex to replace the Northcrest Arena. The new Arena complex will be located on the south side of Pioneer Road on property provided by Trent University.

The following elements are planned to be included in the building:

  • twin pad community arena
  • elevated running track
  • off-ice training centre
  • sport office and sport storage space
  • administrative space
  • multi-purpose and meeting facilities
  • commercial opportunities
  • addition of a 25-metre, competitive pool and a warm up pool is also being considered

The Arena Needs Assessment study completed in 2013 identified this as a priority project.

For additional information, comment or questions you may email arenacomplex@peterborough.ca.

Project Documents

Bethune Street Project

The City of Peterborough has a plan to redevelop Bethune Street from Townsend St. to Dublin St. The streetscape, designed for local traffic, includes a “linear park-like” corridor ideal for cyclists and pedestrians.

This project has sprung from the Jackson Creek Flood Diversion project, in accordance with the recommendations of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment study completed in 2014. Along with the Diversion project, sanitary sewer upgrades, from Dalhousie Street to Dublin Street, to accommodate growth in the north end of the City, are also proposed. These construction activities present an opportunity for the complete reconstruction of all surface features on the Bethune Street corridor and a portion of Charlotte Street and Townsend Street.

Brealey Drive Project

The reconstruction of Brealey Drive between Sir Sandford Fleming Dr. and Lansdowne St. was completed in 2016. The street design reflects Complete Streets principles, providing safe and convenient access along and across the street for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

The next phase is the reconstruction of Brealey Drive between Lansdowne St. and Sherbrooke St. The reconstruction will improve the intersections, install curbs and gutters to improve stormwater management and provide infrastructure for people walking and cycling.

The relocation of utilities will be completed in 2019 with construction of the road scheduled to commence in spring 2020 pending budget approvals.

Contact Curtis Mei 705-742-7777 ext. 1665 with any comments or questions that you have about the project.

Charlotte Street Renewal

The Charlotte Street Project includes its intersection with Park Street and stretches east to Water Street. There are two distinct zones to the street's design described as follows:

The section of Charlotte Street, between Aylmer Street and George Street has been designed as a "Flexible Street", where on-street parking may be accommodated within the winter months. However, during the warm weather seasons, bollards and other street furnishings can be moved to the outer limit of the on-street parking zones to effectively widen the sidewalk, which will allow for sidewalk cafes similar in ways to the Hunter Street Cafe District design.

This section of Charlotte Street is seen as an extension of the Urban Park. It is a zone where the pedestrian travel is the priority. The idea is to have the design for the Urban Park seamlessly integrate with the design of Charlotte Street in that block.

The current plan is to close Charlotte Street to vehicular traffic on occasion, from Aylmer Street to George Street. This will enable people to come and go as they please without conflict with vehicles while community events are held in the Urban Park and on this section of Charlotte Street. Charlotte Street would not be paved with asphalt between Aylmer and George Street, but will be paved with an alternative material to be compatible with the Urban Park and have pedestrian-friendly character.

The section of Charlotte Street between Aylmer Street and Park Street is essentially a streetscape improvement project, where overhead utilities will be rationalized and re-installed underground. Street trees, new paving, new streetlights and furnishings are part of the plan, including the incorporation of bicycle lanes on both sides of the street.

The City currently has budgeted for the detailed design and preparation of tender documents for Charlotte Street. However, we still need to budget for its construction. It is anticipated that the first construction phase of Charlotte Street will take place from Aylmer Street to Water Street and will follow closely behind the completion of the Urban Park.

Public consultation

We have heard from members of the community including residents, merchants, land owners and interested stakeholders through a Public Information Centre as well as meetings with stakeholders and special interest groups.

More input is welcome. Please share your comments with Brian Buchardt, Planner - Urban Design, at 705-742-7777 x1734 or by email.

Chemong Road Reconstruction

The reconstruction of Chemong Road is from Reid St. to a point 200 metres north of Sunset Boulevard, Reid Street from Chemong Road to Edinburgh Street and Parkhill Road from Downie Street to Chemong Road. The street design reflects Complete Streets principles, providing safe and convenient access along and across the street for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

Preliminary design for the reconstruction of Chemong Road is well underway, and the Environmental Assessment of the project was endorsed by City Council in March 2013 with final provincial approval in 2016.

The need for improvements are as follows:

  • Continued growth in the north end will increase the traffic demand.
  • Southbound left turn at Chemong/Parkhill has long delays during peak times, but cannot signalize due to steep road grade along Parkhill Road
  • Road congestion during peak times warrants designated left turn lanes
  • Reduce flood waters along corridor by upsizing storm sewer and increasing the number of catch basins
  • Poor pedestrian and cycling facilities throughout the entire corridor
  • Preliminary detailed design consists of:
  • Upgraded pedestrian facilities and accessibility at intersections
  • New traffic signals at Chemong/Highland intersection
  • Upgraded transit stops with bus shelters, where applicable
  • New concrete curb and upgraded storm/sanitary/water system
  • Maintain two travel lanes in each direction with shared left turn lanes
  • Designated left turn lanes at all signalized intersections
  • 1.5-metre-wide sidewalk (east side), 3-metre-wid asphalt multi-use trail (west side)
  • Dead-end Chemong north of Parkhill, re-align Chemong/Reid with larger centreline radius and pedestrian crossing

Concept drawings were presented at a Public Open House on December 13, 2018. The Preliminary Design with Aerial Photo (1 of 2) and Preliminary Design with Aerial Photo (2 of 2) provide an overview. Comments on the preliminary design were accepted at the Public Open House and accepted until January 4, 2019.

Property appraisals and acquisitions shall be completed in 2019. The images Property Required (1 of 2) and Property Required (2 of 2) provide details. The relocation of utilities will be completed in 2020 with road construction scheduled to commence in spring 2021, pending budget approvals.

Contact Mike Cummings by email or 705-742-7777 ext. 1503 with any comments or questions that you have about the project.

Cleantech Commons

The City of Peterborough, in partnership with Trent University, is developing Cleantech Commons (formally referred to as the Trent Research and Innovation Park). Located at Trent University along Pioneer Road and Ninth Line, Cleantech Commons is to become Canada's premier green technology research and innovation site, hosting a cluster of companies and start-up enterprises in the fields of clean technology, environmental services, advanced material sciences biotechnology, medical and health products, agri-food and agri-business and information and communications technologies.

The City has prepared a Master Plan to guide the planning and development of Cleantech Commons over time. The Master Plan presents an overall planning vision for the Research Park and the principles that will guide decision-making for Cleantech Commons throughout its development.

Draft Plan of Subdivision

To enable us to install roads, municipal services, and the creation of land parcels within the Park, the City of Peterborough is processing a plan of subdivision for Cleantech Commons. Subdividing the park will allow the City to create smaller parcels of land situated along municipal roadways that can be configured to meet the needs of prospective tenants.

Project Documents

Contact us regarding the plan of subdivision:

City of Peterborough, Infrastructure and Planning Services

Brad Appleby, MCIP, RPP,

Planner, Subdivision Control & Special Projects

500 George Street North

Peterborough, Ontario K9H 3R9

Telephone: 705-742-7777 ext. 1886

Email: Brad Appleby

Contact us regarding business and leasing opportunities:

Peterborough Economic Development

Suzanne McCrimmon

Director of Business Development

705-743-0777 x 2127

SMcCrimmon@peterboroughed.ca

Crawford Drive and Harper Road Extension and Reconstruction

The City of Peterborough is extending and reconstructing Crawford Drive from The Parkway to the existing Harper Road north of the Canadian Pacific Railway line. Harper Road south of the Canadian Pacific Railway will be re-aligned in an easterly direction south of the rail line to intersect with the Crawford Drive extension. The reconstruction and extension of Crawford Drive and Harper Road will provide improved alignment in relation to traffic geometry, the rail crossing, as well as providing sidewalk and multi use trail facilities.

The Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for this project was approved by the Province of Ontario in 2014.

Conceptual drawings were presented at a public open house held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

Construction of the road will be completed in spring. 2019

Please contact Joe Burke 705-742-7777 ext. 1867 with any comments or questions that you may have about the project.

Curtis Creek Culvert Replacements at Tivey Street and Euclid Avenue

The City of Peterborough is planning to replace the Curtis Creek culverts at Tivey Street and Euclid Avenue which will address flood reduction recommendations.

 Tivey Street

Tivey Street will be reconstructed with storm sewer, concrete curb and sidewalks on both sides of the street.

There will be a new concrete box culvert installed from the Otonabee River under Tivey Street to the north side of Rogers Street.

Curtis Creek will be realigned on the north side of Tivey Street.

Construction is tentatively scheduled from July 2, 2019 to the Spring of 2020.

 

 Euclid Avenue

The project will include the installation of two new concrete box culverts under Euclid Avenue at Curtis Creek.

Construction is tentatively scheduled from July 2, 2019 to the Fall of 2019.

  

 Public Open House - April 24, 2019

There was a Public Open House held on April 24, 2019 and the material presented can be found at the following links:

Contact Mike Cummings by email or 705-742-7777 ext. 1503 with any comments or questions that you have about the project.

Future Bus Storage Facility

The City of Peterborough is completing a project to identify possible future locations of a new Peterborough Transit bus storage facility. The 2012 Transit Review identified the substandard garage and impacts on the efficiency of vehicle maintenance activities. The current Transit Garage at the Townsend Street Public Works yard is only capable of storing 42 buses inside. With a conventional fleet of 52 buses, 10 buses plus the entire fleet of 11 handi-vans, require outside overnight parking.

Outdoor storage means that vehicles cannot be properly cleaned at the end of each day to ensure that interior surfaces and the advanced accessibility features (kneeling uses, accessible ramps) do not freeze up during the winter. The inability to properly service and maintain buses reduces the life expectancy of the vehicle and increases longer term maintenance costs.

The City has contracted IBI Group to identify potential sites for a new Transit storage facility. These sites will be assessed and a recommendation will be made to City Council for approval.

Holy Cross Field Rehabilitation Project

The City of Peterborough and the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board are partnering on a project to upgrade the existing sports field at Holy Cross Secondary School for both community and school board use.

Moorecraig Road, Roper Drive and Briarhill Road Reconstruction

Improvements are planned for Moorecraig Road, Roper Drive and Briarhill Road.

A Public Open House was held on Wednesday October 3, 2018 at City Hall.

The tentative construction start date is May, 2019

Moorecraig Road Improvements

The reconstruction includes improved drainage, replacement of asphalt surface and urbanization of the road.

Moorecraig Concept Plan:

  • Removing roadside ditches
  • urbanization with storm sewers and concrete curb and gutter
  • new cul-de-sac
  • new street lighting

Briarhill Road Improvements

The reconstruction includes a sidewalk as per report “Provision of Sidewalks on Wildlark Gate and Briarhill Road”, improved drainage and replacement of asphalt surface and urbanization of the road.

Briarhill Concept Plan:

Urbanization with curb and gutter

  • new cul-de-sac
  • new sidewalk on north side of the road
  • new street lighting (if required)

Roper Drive Improvements

The reconstruction includes improved drainage, replacement of asphalt surface and urbanization of the road.

Roper Drive Concept Plan:

  • remove roadside ditches
  • urbanization with storm sewers and concrete curb and gutter
  • sanitary sewer repairs
  • install sidewalks on both sides
  • new street lighting (if required)

North End - Trent University Area Transportation and Wastewater Management Class Environmental Assessment

The City of Peterborough is undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment to:

  • explore options to realign Armour Road north of Cunningham Boulevard
  • reconstruct or realign the Nassau Mills Road bridges over the Otonabee River and Trent Severn Water Way to increase capacity
  • develop a stormwater management plan for the study area
  • develop a sanitary sewage servicing plan
  • develop a plan to address emerging congestion along Nassau Mills Road and Water Street with short term and longer term solutions.

Parkhill Road West Reconstruction - Wallis Drive to West City Limit

Improvements include the urbanization of Parkhill Road West from Wallis Drive to the West City Limit including:

  • two travelled lanes
  • traffic signals at Wallis Drive, Ravenwood Drive and Chandler Crescent
  • roundabout at Brealey Dr. / Ackison Rd / Parkhill Rd West
  • revised vertical alignments
  • sidewalks or multi-use trails on both sides of the road
  • on-street bike lanes from Ravenwood Drive to Wallis Drive
  • multi-use trail from Brealey Drive to east of Ravenwood Drive
  • concrete curb and gutter
  • storm Sewer
  • landscaping
  • street lighting

Project Schedule:

  • property acquisitions (2017)
  • tree removal and utility relocation (2018)
  • road reconstruction (2019 and 2020)

 

There was a Public Open House held on April 24, 2019 and the material presented can be found at the following links:

Contact Greg Giles or 705-742-7777 ext. 1711 with any comments or questions that you have about the project.

Webber Avenue-Rye Street Urbanization and Harper Creek North Reach Class Environmental Assessment

The City of Peterborough is completing a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment to prepare a plan for urbanization of Webber Avenue and Rye Street, between Harper Road and Lansdowne Street West. The Environmental Assessment will also assess the requirements to remove fish barriers along the north reach of Harper Creek and develop a long-term protective strategy for the creek.

Urban Park

The Urban Park will be a permanent public gathering place in the Downtown for the benefit of the entire community. The park will be similar to the Conceptual Plan, incorporating a seasonal outdoor ice rink, public space, children's playing area and public art.

Construction of the Urban Park will commence in the second quarter of this year and the target for its completion is before the end of 2019.

Projects supported by Federal Gas Tax

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Project name Construction year Total prject cost (including Federal Gas Tax funding)
Hilliard Street reconstruction - Marina Boulevard to The Parkway 2018 $2,600,000
Chemong Road north urbanization - Milroy to north City limit 2018 $2,750,000
McDonnel Gilchrist rehabilitation 2018 $5,591,500
Extension of Crawford Drive to Harper Road 2018 $9,000,000
Various road resurfacing 2018 $3,362,500
Various new sidewalk installations 2018 $560,000
Various road resurfacing 2017 $3,000,000
Otonabee Drive - Bensfort to Ashburnham 2017 $1,700,000
Various new multi-use trails 2017 $590,600
Various new sidewalk installations 2017 $350,900