Just 60 minutes from the GTA, Downtown Peterborough is the central hub of the Kawarthas.
Downtown Peterborough offers a unique shopping and dining experience, all with ample parking, access to transit and bicycle racks, all within walking distance to the picturesque Otonabee River.
Home to an array of fashion boutiques, big-box shores, specialty shops, and renowned art galleries, Downtown Peterborough offers big city selection with personalized service. Offering an incredible selection of eateries, you can choose from Canadian-style pubs, fine dining, European cafes, and international cuisine, including Italian, Indian, Asian, Mexican, and Belgian, to name a few.
If you are looking to play and stay, you can visit one of the many quaint hotels in the area while taking in a performance at Showplace, the Peterborough Academy of Performing Arts or at the Market Hall Performing Arts centre.
Future plans for a VIA Rail system will allow for a commuter train to make its way through the city. The 407 extension is also less than 30 minutes way from Downtown.
Also located in Downtown Peterborough is Trent University’s Catharine Parr Traill College campus. Traill College is home to the following academic departments: English, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, French and Francophone Studies, the School for the Study of Canada as well as graduate programs in Cultural Studies (PhD), English (Public Texts MA), History (MA) and Theory Culture and Politics (TCP MA).
There is something for every member of the family in Downtown Peterborough!