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2020 Canada Day Parade cancelled

To help stop the spread of illness during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Canada Day Parade on July 1, 2020 has been cancelled.

“The health and wellbeing of residents is our priority. During these difficult times, let’s celebrate Canada Day apart – but together. Celebrate with your household. Be kind to others and practice physical distancing. Decorate your front porch or balcony as a way to celebrate with your neighbours.” said Mayor Diane Therrien. “Stay safe, Peterborough.”

For an up-to-date listing on municipal services affected by the COVID-19 emergency, please visit

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