Watch Council


Meetings of General Committee and Council normally start at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall. Meetings are live streamed starting at 6 p.m. Agendas, reports and minutes are posted on our City Council Meetings page.

If video is not displaying after the meeting start time, try refreshing your browser or review our video streaming frequently asked questions that are posted below on this page. 

Video streaming frequently asked questions

The City of Peterborough offers live streaming of all Council meetings and we archive those videos so that you can watch previous meetings. If you have any issues using this service, please see the following how-to tips that might help resolve the problem.

The video player only displays videos when a live meeting is taking place. At all other times, a black screen is visible. Once the page has loaded, it can take 5-30 seconds for the video to begin playing; please be patient as your device establishes a connection.

A listing of issued that can be experienced with our video streaming, and the possible resolutions.
Issue experiencedPossible resolution

Video displays a black box with a circular image rotating

  • Has the Council meeting started yet? Video is only available when a live meeting is taking place.
  • Try refreshing your browser using the refresh button in the toolbar, or closing the browser and re-opening it to the Council Streaming page.
  • Press the play button within the video window.

An error is displayed, and the video will not play.

  • Do you have access to a different browser or device? If the video plays properly on this alternative browser/device, there is likely an issue with your original viewing set-up. If the video continues to fail, you can notify City Hall. Be aware however, that issues with the stream may not be fixed immediately. We will endeavour to update our streaming page of any known issues with the live stream. However, even if a meeting is not available live due to technical issues, it will be posted in the Archived Video section for you to view at a later date.

Video is displayed, but there is no audio.

  • Ensure the audio controls on your computer/device and speakers are turned up to an appropriate level.
  • Within the player window, ensure the volume control is turned up to an appropriate level.

The video screen is too small to see.

  • Within the player window, click the full-screen button to take advantage of your entire screen size.

The video is taking a long time to buffer (load) and is very choppy.

  • By default the viewer should automatically adjust the quality of the video to optimize playback on your device. However, you can also manually choose a lower quality video using the buttons below the video window.

Archived videos of meetings

In the folders below, you'll find archived videos of City Council, Committee of the Whole, Planning Committee and Budget Committee meetings from between September 28, 2015 to February 20, 2018. For videos of more recent meetings, please go to our Agendas and Minutes page on our website – the videos are posted along with the corresponding agendas and minutes for each meeting.

City Council

Committee of the Whole

Planning Committee

Other meetings