Friendly people, inspiring landscapes and a well-connected business community are waiting for you in the heart of cottage country. The region is home to 140,000 people (approx. 83,000 in the City of Peterborough) in addition to the charming towns, townships and villages that make up the County. We offer the best of all worlds here and we’d like you to get to know us a bit better. Whether you are coming to visit our family friendly destination, or looking to relocate or start a business within our creative and innovative economy, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.
With eight vibrant and unique townships spread across almost 4,000 km, the County is growing in a variety of economies and cultures. From rolling farm fields to rich tracts of forest, quiet country lakes to exciting festivals and events, we have something to offer everyone. Peterborough County is a very special place for people where planning and stewardship protect a diverse landscape, lifestyle and sense of community.
We’re also a welcoming place for businesses. With increasing industrial spaces and access to an eager, educated work force, our townships are tapping into their economic potential. I invite you to come and visit Peterborough County. Get a taste for County goodness.
J. Murray Jones, Warden
Located on the shores of the Otonabee River, the Trent-Severn Waterway, and Little Lake, we bring all of the culture, amenities, and business opportunities of a city centre to the gorgeous landscapes and gentle quality of life of Central Ontario cottage country.
I am proud to introduce you to a community where urban streets make way to winding country roads. Where creative innovation rests comfortably beside century-old farms. Where you can watch a paddler make their way downstream from the height of an office tower window.
It is a welcoming place for individuals, for students, for families, and for businesses.
With our impressive network of schools, healthcare centres, shops and services and thriving art community, Peterborough is the perfect place for people to grow up and to grow old. With our strong creative economy and access to global markets, it is also the perfect place to grow a business.
Whether it is for a few hours or for a lifetime, I invite you to explore our diverse city.
And to find a piece of yourself while you are here.
Daryl Bennett, Mayor