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The City of Peterborough is a thriving community that's attracting growth and investment through the energy of the people in our community and our unique location. We're an urban centre right on nature's doorstep. We're close enough to major centres, like Toronto and Ottawa, yet far enough away to be an independent city with our own soul.

Whether you're investing in renovations to your home, planning a new commercial or residential development, growing your business or building a new business, we're here to work with you.

Economic Development

If you're starting or expanding your business in Peterborough, you can connect with Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development, which provides a wide range of services to encourage economic activity in our region, regardless of the size of your business.

Peterborough Airport

The Peterborough Airport is the base for an aviation-related employment park, commercial flights, recreational pilots, visitors and business professionals. It's an expanding, upgraded and user-friendly airport.

Bids and Tenders

You can find information on tenders, quotes and proposals for selling goods and services to the City of Peterborough through competitive bid processes. The City uses bids&tenders™ as its digital procurement platform to advertise all competitive bid solicitations.

Building Services and Permits

Our Building Services team provides support for construction activity, including enforcement of the Ontario Building Code. If you're looking for information on additional residential unitsrooming houses, the sign by-law or swimming pools, this is a good place to start.

Studies and Projects

Find overviews, details and related reports on major studies and projects, such as the Bethune Street Project that's part of the flood reduction work and the 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan Review.

Planning and Development Services

Planning and Development Services is the place to go when you're dealing with zoning for land use changes, site plans, Official Plan amendments, plans of subdivision and the related activities (e.g., lot grading and stormwater management) and heritage properties. The Committee of Adjustment deals with minor variances.

Peterborough is rich in educational opportunities

The City of Peterborough is home to first-rate educational opportunities at these public post secondary institutions; Trent UniversityFleming College and Seneca College.

Other services

Other services you will find in this part of the website include:

For a complete listing of services, you can use our A – Z Directory.