City Projects


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. The City has published a website that highlights completed Capital Budget construction projects. Currently, three completed projects on Ashburnham Drive, Brealey Drive and Otonabee Drive are featured on the interactive Capital Improvement Projects website.


10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan Review

Housing and Homelessness Plan

10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan - 2022 Progress Report

The Housing and Homelessness Plan (Plan) is for the City and County of Peterborough. The Plan is evidence-based and informed by input from community members, gathered through community consultation in the City and County.

The Executive Summary shows a high-level snapshot of the  plan. The Needs Assessment and the What We Heard in community consultations report provides more details on what informed the Plan.


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.

Targets and Priority Areas

There are two key Priority Areas:

Built For Zero Peterborough
Built For Zero Peterborough is a multi-agency improvement team led by Social Services staff. Key elements of Built For Zero are a system for Coordinated Access, a By-Name Priority List for housing, and a Housing First approach.
Coordinated Access
Coordinated Access is a community wide strategy to help prevent homelessness and to match individuals and families experiencing homelessness to appropriate housing and support resources based on their level of need.
By-Name Priority List
The By-Name Priority List is an up-to-date, real-time list of everyone in the City and County of Peterborough who is experiencing homelessness. It includes details about their level of need. This helps inform what type of supports are needed to ensure housing is successful.
Housing First 
Housing First is a recovery-oriented approach that centers on quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing and then providing additional supports and services according to individual needs.

Building Housing

A Summary of the Housing Forecast Units Needs Projection (2019-2029) was created for the City and County of Peterborough. It sets targets for affordable housing production up to 2029. More details on the housing unit targets are included, specifically City and Township targets, and details about income levels. Incomes range from rents affordable for people receiving Ontario Works Shelter Allowance to people who are fully employed and earning minimum wage. There are specific targets for permanent supportive housing for people who have been chronically homeless and targets for affordable homeownership.

Housing unit targets are not solely the responsibility of the City of Peterborough to develop. The Housing and Homelessness Plan identifies roles for private sector development, non-profit partners, and units that could be developed through the regeneration of existing Community Housing properties, through such organizations as Peterborough Housing Corporation.

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 and 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.
  • Phase 3A of the Major Sport and Event Centre study included additional evaluation of the shortlist of candidate sites identified during the feasibility study, including a review of the Market Plaza site. Further analysis led to narrowing the site search to Morrow Park and a site in the downtown area. Phase 3A was comprised of the following tasks:
    • Site analysis, review of ownership and encumbrances, constraints, and appropriateness of the sites under review to meet the goals of the City 
    • High-level hazard, environmental and geotechnical review to distinguish between sites and identify risks
    • Land-use planning review and how such public infrastructure can be expected to contribute to the goals of Central Area planning established in the new Official Plan
    • Further design concept testing on sites and additional sites identified for further review
    • Capital cost updates for escalation and the option for a reduced-scale facility
    • Impacts of site conditions on capital costs
    • Assessment of the relative potential of sites to support broader regeneration of the Central Area of the City
    • Reporting and recommendations for the next Phase 3B

Questions and comments can be emailed to Karen Rennie.




Municipal Parks and Open Space Review

The Assessment of Parks and Open Space study began in July 2018 to provide a comprehensive review of the City’s parks and open space system and to establish a park planning process as identified in Vision 2025 - a Ten-Year Strategy for Recreation, Parks, Arenas and Culture (completed in 2016). 

This study concluded in October 2019 resulting in The Municipal Parks and Open Space Study Final Report that was presented to the Arena, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee through Report APRAC19-019 dated October 22, 2019 for endorsement prior to the final presentation to Council through Report CSRS20-003 dated February 3, 2020.  Council received the final presentation and adopted in principle the Assessment of Parks and Open Spaces document and the Park Development Standards document to be used to develop policies and guide priorities related to the development of municipal parks and open space.

The Assessment of Parks and Open Spaces document sets out the current state of the parks to be rejuvenated and recommends solutions to improve access to and quality of the existing parkland.  The review involved the assessment of the quality and functionality of the City’s 79 existing Neighbourhood parks (including 12 embedded Neighbourhood parks within higher level parks).  This list of minimum park features is the requirement for new parks and provides the template for upgrading existing parks.  The plan to systematically improve existing neighbourhood parks utilizes the ‘minimum’ and ‘variable’ design features and standards for rejuvenation recommended in the Assessment of Parks and Open Spaces document and the Parks Development Standards document. 

Parks and Outdoor Facilities Project

This project will expand upon and provide more detail to help implement parts of Vision 2025 – A Ten-Year Strategic Plan for Recreation, Parks, Arenas and Culture (completed in 2016).  It will be informed by the Parks and Open Spaces Assessment and the Park Development Standards document, both completed in 2019.

The project has been organized into the following components:

  1. Background Research and Assessment,
  2. Neighborhood Parks,
  3. Long-Term Strategies for the Provision of Selected Types of Outdoor Culture and Recreation Facilities, and
  4. Regional and Community Parks.

The Background Research and Assessment component comprises:

  • The planning context (current and anticipated future population, and settlement pattern);
  • Update of supply, focusing on parkland and the types of outdoor facilities included in the study;
  • Demand research (existing unmet and anticipated); and
  • Analysis and conclusions.

Neighbourhood Parks

The 2019 Parks and Open Spaces Assessment examined the quality and functionality of every neighbourhood park.  Also, neighbourhood parkland distribution, access and park equity were assessed.  Based on this assessment, neighbourhood parks were prioritized for rejuvenation.  For each of the City’s 24 residential Planning Areas, a comprehensive strategy for improvement to the neighbourhood park system was recommended.

In 2019, a Park Development Standards document was prepared to guide the rejuvenation of existing parks and the planning and development of new ones.

Recently, the need has been identified to determine the most effective way to communicate the key findings and recommendations of the Parks and Open Spaces Assessment report + the Park Development Standards document to municipal staff, City Council, the Arenas Parks Recreation and Advisory Committee (APRAC) and the community.  A priority aspect of this task will be to explain how annual decisions will be made regarding how neighbourhood park rejuvenation will be implemented.

An associated task will be to prepare a procedure document to explain how unsolicited requests for park improvements and unsolicited requests for the provision of specific culture and recreation facilities will be fairly and effectively processed, including the creation of a community input portal, identification of the most appropriate department and municipal staff point-of-contact, and an effective decision-making process.

There is also a need to determine the most effective way to support community engagement regarding natural heritage stewardship when new parks are being planned and existing ones are being rejuvenated.

Facility Provision Strategies

Twenty-two different types of outdoor recreation facilities will be combined into eleven facility provision strategies.  Each strategy will provide an assessment of facilities and a map that illustrates facility location and distribution.  Each strategy will also report on what is known about current unmet and anticipated demand and recommend a game plan to improve existing and expand the number of new facilities to meet the anticipated full build-out population of the city.  A second map will illustrate what facilities will be improved and where future facilities should be located.

Regional and Community Parks

The facility provision strategies will look for existing and future parks and other locations where the recommended facility improvements and expansion can be achieved, including existing Regional and Community parks.  All eleven Regional and 18 of the city’s Community parks have been identified as sites that may be able to support some of the recommended facility improvements and expansion.  To determine the potential for any of these parks to support facility improvements and/or expansion, an analysis of existing conditions will be undertaken – focusing on opportunities and constraints.  Other improvements will be recommended for each park, using the Park Development Standards document as the principal guide. 

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.



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.

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.

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

Television Road Bridge Replacement Environmental Assessment

In 2016 the City of Peterborough determined that the Television Road bridge crossing at South Meade Creek needed to be replaced.

We have completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study (EA), which recommends replacing the structure with a two-lane bridge that can be converted to a four-lane bridge in the future.

The next steps are creating a detailed design and site work preparation.

More information on this project is available on Connect PTBO - Television Road Bridge Replacement.

Watershed Planning Study

No matter where you live or work, we are all located in a watershed. A watershed is simply defined as an area of land that drains surface water and groundwater into a river or stream. Protection and enhancement of a watershed and the water resource system, including surface water and groundwater features, is a priority action for the City of Peterborough. 

The watershed planning study will be a collaborative effort, dedicated to the protection and enhancement of our water resources.


Arena and Aquatics Complex Project


Conceptual rendering of new arena


The City of Peterborough building a Community Arena and Aquatics Complex to meet the immediate and future recreational needs of our growing community. As a recreational hub, it will include a new twin-pad arena and indoor walking track with a future phase for an aquatic centre, combining spaces for play, spectating, fitness and sports. Supporting recreational opportunities through this new building and associated upgraded park space will enhance the quality of life for those who live and play in the city.

City Council approved Morrow Park as the location for the City's new Community Arena and Aquatics Complex on Monday, July 26, 2021.


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

For additional information, comment or questions you may email

The presentation document is in the document library section of the Connect Peterborough project page.

Armour Road Reconstruction - Clifton Street to Hunter Street

  • Sanitary Sewer replacement on Armour Road from Clifton Street to Hunter Street
  • Road resurfacing on Armour Road from Clifton Street to Hunter Street
  • New curb on Armour Road from Clifton Street to Hunter Street
  • Storm sewer replacements on Armour Road from Clifton Street to Douro Street

For additional information, please contact:

Derek Watters
Design & Construction Technologist/Inspector
705-742-7777 Ext.1774

Central Area (Bethune Street) Flood Reduction Project

The Central Area (Bethune Street) Flood Reduction project was one of the top priorities that came out of the Flood Reduction Master Plan process after the flood in July 2004 that caused significant damage valued at more than $100 million, with substantial flooding in the central area (downtown). This project was completed in 2023.

The project created new storm and sanitary infrastructure, increased capacity, and enhanced storm water diversion to help protect the community's central area from the effects of significant flood events. The streetscape, designed for local traffic, includes a corridor ideal for cyclists and pedestrians.

Brealey Drive Project

The reconstruction of Brealey Drive between Sir Sandford Fleming Drive and Lansdowne Street West 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 Brealey Drive Project is featured in a Capital Project Story Map.

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

Construction of the road is scheduled to begin in April 2024.

Contact Greg Giles 705-742-7777 ext. 1711 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 Blair Nelson, Director, Engineering and Capital Works 705-742-777 ext. 1763 or Nicole Huculiak, Urban Design Supervisor 705-742-7777 ext. 1654

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-wide 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 planned to be completed by late 2023. The images Property Required (1 of 2) and Property Required (2 of 2) provide details. The remainder of utility relocations are scheduled for completion in 2024, with road construction commencing in 2025, 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 (formerly 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.

You can find more information on the project on our Cleantech Commons project page.

Contact us regarding business and leasing opportunities:

Peterborough Economic Development
Suzanne McCrimmon
Director of Business Development
705-743-0777 ext. 2127

Crawford Drive and Harper Road Extension and Reconstruction

Map of final plan for Crawford Drive extension

The City had contemplated making changes to the road network in this area long before the development application for the casino and hotel. The City completed an Environmental Assessment Study in 2012 for the reconfiguration of the roads to improve safety and accommodate future redevelopment of these lands.

The approved plan from 2012 included closing the existing section of Crawford Drive and building a new extension of Crawford Drive north across the rail line to connect with Rye Street. The existing Harper Road crossing of the rail line is also planned to be closed as part of this project and will be realigned to intersect with the extension of Crawford Drive.

As part of the Casino and Hotel redevelopment plan, it was determined that the original Crawford Drive Extension project was still needed to address the traffic generated by this new development. As part of those developments, the City collected development charges to pay for growth-related infrastructure requirements beyond the site. Prior to starting construction, the City needed to complete the detailed design work and satisfy requirements for permits necessary to allow for construction to proceed.

To deal with the traffic situation while the City obtained the necessary permits for the road realignments, the City developed a plan to phase-in the road network changes, including the closure of a section of Crawford Drive before the actual road work could begin.

Map of Crawford Drive extension phase 1b

Construction for the realignment and extension of Crawford Drive has started. The new road will open in stages as the work progresses. The project is currently in Stage 1B, as illustrated.

 Why was the old section of Crawford Drive closed?

The traffic flow in the area of Crawford Drive, the Parkway and Harper Road would potentially be unsafe with current traffic flow plus the added traffic from the casino and new hotel if Crawford Drive remained open between The Parkway and Harper Road.  There are no turn lanes on the old section of Crawford Drive, the sight lines from the temporary entrance to the casino, hotel and Tim Horton’s are limited, and the existing traffic levels on Crawford Drive often resulted in traffic backups beyond the location of the temporary entrance to the Tim Horton’s. The immediate, interim closure of a section of Crawford Drive has safely managed the traffic situation while the City proceeds with the road network realignment in that area.

At the request of Metrolinx, the former section of Crawford Drive was left open to bus traffic only, since the detour for GO buses would have resulted in additional travel time that would have resulted in the GO buses missing their connections with trains at the Oshawa Station. Given the low volume of bus traffic using the former section of Crawford Drive it was determined that this would not pose a safety risk to traffic using the temporary casino entrance, as long as the buses were forced to stop and yield to traffic using the temporary casino entrance.

 What is the detour route?

The posted detour route for the closure of Crawford Drive is localized in nature and is signed for drivers to use the Parkway and Sir Sandford Fleming Drive to by-pass the closure. Any additional travel delay associated with the closure is minor compared to the traffic congestion and potential safety risks that could have resulted if Crawford Drive had been left fully open during this period. The temporary road configuration is working well and the City’s not aware of any safety concerns with the entrance configuration that was put in place to facilitate the temporary condition.

 How are the road improvements going to be phased in?
Map of Crawford Drive extension phase 1 completeWith the environmental considerations and the CP Rail crossing in this area, the road improvements need to be completed in phases while permits are secured for each phase of the project.

At the end of Phase 1, a partial extension of Crawford Drive will be open and a portion of the Harper Road reconfiguration will be completed, pending final permits to construct the new crossing of the CP Rail line. Temporary signals will be installed on Harper Road to ensure that this interim configuration can operate safely until the new connection across the railway can be constructed in Phase 2.

 Fire Station 2 Relocation Project

The City of Peterborough is planning the relocation of Fire Station 2. The current Fire Station 2 was built in 1967 and has served the community well for more than 50 years. Now it is time for a new fire hall that will meet the needs of our City as it continues to grow and expand.  

Learn more about the Fire Station 2 Relocation 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 Accessible Service 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.

Briarhill Road Reconstruction

Improvements are planned for Briarhill Road.

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

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)

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.


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Organic Waste Collection and Processing project

View our website page on the organic waste collection and processing project, Green Resource Organics Works (GROW) Peterborough, that is expected to implement City-wide organic waste collection and composting in the fall of 2023.

Urban Park

The Urban Park is a permanent public gathering place in the downtown for the benefit of the entire community.

The $6.4-million project received support from several funding partners.

The Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), provided a non-repayable contribution of $750,000 toward the project, as part of the Canada Community Revitalization Fund.

The City also used $678,000 from its share of gaming revenues that it receives from Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation as a host municipality for a casino.

Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area contributed $50,000 toward the project.

Projects supported by the Canada Community-Building Fund (formerly Federal Gas Tax)

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The Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) is a permanent source of federal funding for local infrastructure. Funds are provided to communities up front, twice a year, and can be strategically invested across 18 project categories to address local priorities. Municipalities can also pool, bank and borrow against this funding. The table below highlights City of Peterborough projects supported by the Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF).


Project name Construction year Total project cost (including CCBF funding)
Healthy Planet Arena HVAC and Refrigeration Project 2023 $5,928,000
Miskin Law Community Complex 2023 $68,520,000
Parkhill Road Reconstruction - George Street to Rubidge Street 2023 $3,650,000
Del Crary Park Marina Deck Repairs 2023 $150,000
Chemong Road North Urbanization - Milroy Drive to north City limit 2022 $3,000,000
Lansdowne Street West - Spillsbury Drive to Clonsilla Avenue 2022 $5,800,000
Annual road resurfacing and pavement preservation 2021 $5,991,500
Healthy Planet Arena - replace roof and HVAC 2021 $3,450,000
Transit buses 2021 $1,885,000
Pavement preservation - road resurfacing  2020 $4,752,000
Moorecraig Road and Roper Drive reconstruction 2020 $3,062,000
Lansdowne Street multi-use trail  2020 $1,036,000
Road surface repairs 2020 $396,000
Evinrude Centre roof and HVAC replacement  2020 $3,236,000
Airport sewer and water upgrades  2019 $4,855,000
Airport Industrial Park servicing upgrades  2019 $4,850,000
Parkhill Road West reconstruction  2019 $25,307,000
Road resurfacing and pavement preservation 2019 $3,744,300
Various new sidewalk installations 2019 $736,000
Hilliard Street reconstruction - Marina Boulevard to The Parkway 2018 $2,600,000
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
George Street Improvements 2017 $2,400,000



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