City services on Family Day 2024

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Peterborough, ON - Many City services will be offering modified hours and some City facilities will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 19, 2024.

Snofest offers four fun-filled days of winter-themed activities for all ages during the Family Day long weekend.

Snofest highlights include a family swim night, the Snow Much Fun outdoor skating and snow play party at Quaker Foods City Square, the Mayor’s Pancake Breakfast presented in partnership with the East Peterborough Lions Club, a snowsuit story time provided by the Peterborough Public Library and the Peterborough Museum and Archives, a family skate on holiday Monday at Healthy Planet Arena and much more. Visit for the full schedule of events.

City Hall

City Hall, including the Tax Office, Clerk’s Office and Building Services, will be closed. Online services are available at

Green Bin and garbage

There will be no changes to Green Bin and garbage collection on Monday, February 19.

Recycling collection, which is now managed by Circular Materials remains unchanged on Monday, February 19.

The City/County Landfill at 1260 Bensfort Rd. will be closed.

The Hazardous and Electronic Waste Depot at 400 Pido Rd. will be closed.

Reminder that the City of Peterborough 2023/24 Waste Management Calendar had an error on the date of Family Day, however collection information is correct.


Sport and Wellness Centre

The Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre will open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visit  for information about schedules and programs at the Wellness Centre. Snofest Drop-in Sports, including Pickleball, Badminton and Basket Ball will take place. Learn more at


Peterborough Memorial Centre will be open as the Peterborough Petes host the Kitchener Rangers at 2:05 p.m. Memorial Centre event tickets are available for purchase online at

Healthy Planet Arena will be open from noon to 10 p.m. The Snofest Family Day Free Public Skate with Snofest Pete takes place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Healthy Planet Office is open from noon to 3 p.m.

Kinsmen Civic Centre will be closed.

Facility booking inquiries for the Arenas Division are not available on February 19.

Quaker Foods City Square will be open, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Downtown Youth Space

The Downtown Youth Space at 201 McDonnel St. will be closed. To learn more about free, drop-in programs for youth aged 13 to 18, please visit

Art Gallery of Peterborough

The Art Gallery of Peterborough will be closed on February 19. For information about gallery exhibitions and programs please visit 

Peterborough Museum and Archives

The Peterborough Museum and Archives exhibitions and gift shop are open from noon to 5 p.m. on February 19.

Celebrate Family Day at the Peterborough Museum & Archives with activities including Drag Storytime, puppet fun, crafts, food canteen and more. This event is a collaboration with the Fleming Museum Management and Curatorship program.

Information about current exhibitions is available online at

Peterborough Public Library

The Peterborough Public Library will be closed on February 19. Information and digital resources are online at

Provincial Offences office

The Provincial Offences office at 99 Simcoe St. will be closed. Fine payments can be made online at

Social Services office

The Social Services office at 178 Charlotte St. will be closed.

Emergency shelter services

Emergency shelter services remain open: to access emergency shelter services outside of regular business hours or on holidays, please call After Hours service at 705-926-0096.

Municipal child care centres

City-operated child care centres Pearson Day Care and Peterborough Day Care will be closed on February 19.

Public Works

Public Works can be reached at 705-745-1386. This line is answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Peterborough Transit will operate on the holiday service schedule on February 19.

Please visit the website for adjustments to schedules or call 705-745-0525.

Peterborough Airport

The Peterborough Airport is open February 19, with airport staff on-site for regular winter hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Emergency and after-hours callouts for airport staff are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 705-743-6708.