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The perfect balance of town and country, city and adventure. Nature’s Edge, Peterborough’s premier new home community, sets out to balance lifestyle and comfort, inside and out.

Nature/City

Chapter One

At The Edge

Nature/City

Chapter One

At The Edge

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Chapter One

At The Edge

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SHOPPES & Cafés

SHOPPES & Cafés

Downtown Peterborough is well known for its charm and personality. There's something for every member of the family—Cafés for the coffee lover, pubs and nightclubs for the party animal and everything in between. Explore the countless restaurants, shops, museums and attractions Peterborough has to offer.

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LAKES & RIVERS

LAKES & RIVERS

Built along the banks of the Otonabee River and surrounding Little Lake, Peterborough is just one stop on the Trent-Severn-Waterway that will take you all around the Kawarthas, from Chemong Lake to Buckhorn Lake to Pigeon Lake and beyond.

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POST SECONDARY SCHOOLS

POST SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Never stop growing in Peterborough, complete with its own group of world-class educational havens perfect for students of all ages. Trent University, Fleming College, and Seneca College’s aviation school all create opportunities to experience all the benefits higher education has to offer.

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TRAILS & PARKS

TRAILS & PARKS

Walk the Rotary Greenway Trail across the Otonabee River and enjoy picturesque views of the expansive waterway. Enjoy the vibrant amenities of Jackson Park along the Trans Canada Trail, a short walk from Nature’s Edge.

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HIGHWAYS

HIGHWAYS

The recent completion of the 407 extension to Peterborough is just one of the ways living in the Gateway to the Kawarthas keeps you connected. Easily get to Toronto and the GTA in the same amount of time as it should take to get to the cottage—now that’s living on the edge!

Chapter Two

The Location

City/Nature

Chapter Two

History of Peterborough

History of Peterborough

PRE - 1615

Anishinaabeg

Peterborough is the native territory of the Anishinaabeg, a group of Indigenous people comprised of the Ojibwa, Odawa, Potawatami, Chippewa, Mississauga, Algonquin and Delaware communities who controlled the Great Lakes Basin since the late 1600s. Before the area was colonized, the Anishinaabeg called the area Nogojiwanong (no-gohj-wuh-nong), meaning “place at the foot of the rapids”, because of its connections to the Great Lakes Basin.

In 1615 Samuel de Champlain travels throughout southern Ontario, visiting Lake Chemong and portaging down present-day Chemong Road to the Otonabee River and into Bridgenorth for a short stay.

Over a thousand Irish immigrants settle in and around Scott’s Plains in 1825, led by government official and businessman Peter Robinson, for whom Peterborough is named.

In 1845 Sir Sandford Fleming moves to Peterborough and stays until 1849, surveying the area until he became a fully qualified engineer. It was during this time Sir Sandford drew and printed the first map of Peterborough.

Peterborough was the first town in Canada to use electric lighting on its streets. Leading to being dubbed “The Electric City” in 1884.

1904

Peterborough
Lift Lock

The Peterborough Lift Lock is completed. For many years, the lock’s dual lifts were the highest hydraulic boat lifts in the world, raising boats 65 ft (20 m).

Trent University is established
in Peterborough in 1964.

Roger Neilson begins his coaching career in 1966 as head coach of the iconic Peterborough Petes.

In 1967 Fleming College is
established in Peterborough.

The Centennial Fountain is installed in 1967 to celebrate Canada’s Centennial birthday and launched for the first time on Canada Day.

In 1972 artist David Bierk moves to Peterborough, later taking up a teaching position at Fleming College.

1996

Showplace
Performance
Centre

The Showplace Performance Centre opens in Peterborough, home to many future shows featuring bands, comedians, plays and more.

In 2004 Jordan Staal plays his first OHL game for the Peterborough Petes before being drafted into the NHL as a Pittsburgh Penguin two years later.

The new and improved Peterborough Regional Health Centre opens its doors for patient care in 2008.

The 2018-19 Peterborough Lakers win their 10th Mann Cup—and win their 11th one year later.

The newest phase of the 407 opens and extends to Peterborough, further connecting the Kawarthas to the GTA in 2019.

In 2021, Bromont Homes and Pristine Homes break ground on Nature’s Edge, Peterborough’s premier new home community.”

Pre-1615
1615
1825
1845
1884
1904
1964
1966
1967
1972
1996
2004
2008
2018
2021

Chapter Two

Active Lifestyle

Active Lifestyle

Spend time engaging in countless activities to keep you and you family moving. Peterborough is home to many different natural wonders to explore as well as multiple opportunities to get active and test your skills.

Within a 30-minute drive from your new home at Nature’s Edge are 16 different golf courses, each offering its own unique green to test your mettle. Whether you prefer the yoga studio, gym, or stand-up paddle boarding on the canal, you can work up a sweat at any pace.

When you’ve tried every Pilates class west of Water Street, you can always take a restful stroll through Peterborough’s parks and trails, or canoe through the ancient waters of the Otonabee River—you’ll never step into the same river twice.

Chapter Two

Sports & Athletics

Sports & Athletics

The Peterborough Petes were born in Peterborough on October 1st, 1956 as the TPT Petes, a farm team for the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens, making them the oldest team in the OHL. They became known as the Peterborough Petes Hockey Club in 1966-67, when Roger Neilson took over as coach, leading the team to many victories in his 10-year span with the team. In 1974 fans saw the birth of the official “Petes”, wearing the maroon and white and dropping the TPT and Montreal Canadiens colours. The Peterborough Petes won the Memorial Cup Championship for the first time in 1979 and have since become nine-time OHL Champions, have the most Memorial Cup appearances for a franchise (9), and the most Memorial Cup final game appearances (6), both CHL records. To date, one of the most significant accomplishments for the Petes, their fans, members of the organization and the City of Peterborough was hosting the Memorial Cup tournament in 1996 while celebrating the franchise’s 40th anniversary in the league. The club set standards achieving a 100% sell-out in each tournament game (4,429).

For a small community, Peterborough has become recognized globally as being a “Junior Hockey Factory”. The city has produced more National Hockey League players (150+) than any other city in the world. Notable alumni include Zack Kassian, Zach Bogosian, Eric & Jordan Staal, Chris Pronger, Steve Yzerman, Bob Gainey, Mike Ricci, Tie Domi, Ryan Spooner, and Nick Ritchie.

2017-2018-2019
BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPIONS

The Peterborough Century 21 Lakers are known throughout Major Series Lacrosse for their many tournament wins since the franchise’s inception in 1968, including the Ontario Championship, which they’ve won 26 times, and the Mann Cup, which they’ve won 17 times. You can catch a Lakers game at the Peterborough Memorial Centre or see many team members represent Canada on a global scale at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships; either way you’re sure to become a lifelong fan after attending one of their games.

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ARENAS

ARENAS

The City of Peterborough’s arenas are great spots to attend many kinds of indoor and outdoor events, from Peterborough Petes games at the Memorial Centre or a wedding at the Evinrude Banquet Hall. Peterborough’s arenas will play host to many memories for you and your family when you live at Nature’s Edge.

PETERBOROUGH MEMORIAL CENTRE

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SPORTS FIELDS

SPORTS FIELDS

Living in Peterborough gives you access to 82 rectangular and diamond fields to play a variety of different sports. Beavermead Park has 6 excellent rectangular fields that can be used for soccer, lacrosse, frisbee—even flag football! Not to mention you have easy access to Beavermead’s beach, trails, volleyball courts and more.

Trent University Justin Chiu Stadium

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ATHLETIC CENTRES

ATHLETIC CENTRES

Learn how to swim at the Allan Marshall Pool or explore the many other programs the Trent Athletics Centre in Peterborough has to offer, like judo, pickleball, or rowing. The Peterborough Sports and Wellness centre offers many exceptional features for members. Enjoy access to numerous different fitness classes, aquatic activities, sports and more. Stay active and explore the many ways to stay active in Peterborough when you move to Nature’s Edge.

PETERBOROUGH SPORT & WELLNESS CENTRE

Chapter Two

Sports & Athletics

Sports & Athletics

Make new friends and test your skills by checking out any of Peterborough’s local sports clubs! Join a recreational league or drop in on a pickup game, either way you can look forward to an active sports culture near your new home at Nature’s Edge. Drop into a game of basketball or badminton, or sign up for a recreational soccer, lacrosse, or ultimate frisbee league. No matter what sport you play, you’re sure to find a league in Peterborough—or at least the space to play!

Local Clubs

Peterborough
Hockey Association

Peterborough
Girls Hockey Association

Peterborough
Youth Soccer Club

Peterborough
Ball Hockey

Peterborough
Ultimate League

Peterborough
Area Roller Derby

Peterborough
Disc Golf Club

Chapter Two

Education

Education

Be on the Cutting Edge of Education

From early childhood into adulthood, Peterborough offers many excellent schools right in town, giving your children the opportunity to pursue a world-class education locally. Living in the Kawarthas offers many different educational options at all levels. With its own Catholic, Public, Private and even French Language schools, your children can learn at a school in your choice of school districts. When your children get a little older, they can attend one of Peterborough’s post secondary schools with programs that vary, including Seneca College’s aviation program housed at the Peterborough Airport, or even a subject as niche as Trent University’s ground-breaking Circumpolar Studies Diploma. Living at Nature’s Edge puts you near a variety of academic institutions with exceptional programs for students of all ages.

DAYCARE TO
MONTESSORI

Northview Day Care
& Nursery School

The Children’s
Montessori School

KAwartha
Montessori School

FRENCH
LANGUAGE

École Catholique
Monseigneur-jamot

ELEMENTARY

Highland heights
Public school

Edmison heights
(French immersion)

St. Paul catholic
Elementary school

st. Anne catholic
Elementary school
(French immersion)

SECONDARY

Adam Scott CVI
(+ French Immersion)

St. Peter catholic
Secondary school
(+ French Immersion)

Lakefield college
School (private)

POST SECONDARY

Trent University

Fleming College

SENECA COLLEGE
(Peterborough airport)

Chapter Two

Urban & Trendy

Urban & Trendy

The Lights of the Electric City are Calling

Enjoy days downtown exploring all that Peterborough has to offer. Start your trip by visiting Watson & Lou, where you’re sure to find the perfect gift for that upcoming birthday or stop by Plant Goals next door, where you can buy some fresh greenery to brighten up your home. Maybe today you walk to Millennium Park and grab a toasty beverage at the Silver Bean Café, something sure to make you feel comforted—or maybe tonight you stay at St. Veronus Café and Tap Room and tomorrow enjoy the kind of much needed comfort food only the Whistle Stop can provide. Whether you want to see a show at Showplace Performance Centre, find the perfect art piece at Tribal Voices, or grab a latte at Cork and Bean, Downtown Peterborough is full of unique shops where you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

DOWNTOWN Peterborough

Watson & lou

Silver bean cafe

St. Veronus

Chapter Two

Culture & Entertainment

Culture & Entertainment

You’ll Be at The Edge of Your Seat

If you’re looking to have a night out on the town or take in some local history and culture, Peterborough is home to many fantastic venues to experience. Catch a lively Peterborough Lakers lacrosse game at the Peterborough Memorial Centre, which also hosts the Peterborough Petes as well as tradeshows, fairs, and more. Take in some artwork from local and global artists at the Peterborough Art Gallery, or visit the Canadian Canoe Museum before the collection moves to its brand-new location by the water. Take your family to see a show at Showplace Performance Centre or a band at Del Crary Park—there’s always something going on in Peterborough!

Art gallery
of Peterborough

Peterborough
Musicfest

CANADIAN
Canoe museum

Showplace
performance centre

Chapter Three

The Neighbourhood

City/Nature

Chapter Three

City

City

Downtown Peterborough is a community and cultural haven, home to a variety of world-class shops, restaurants, museums, parks, and more.

Chapter Three

Nature

Nature

Rivers, lakes, trails, forest and more. Peterborough is home to many natural wonders that you and your family will never finish exploring.

City/Nature

Nature/City

Chapter Three

Nature

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Riverview Park & Zoo

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Jackson Park

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Peterborough Lift Lock &
Trent Severn Water Way

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Kawartha Lakes

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Rice Lake

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Rotary Greenway Trail

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Trans Canada Trail

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Beavermead Park &
Ecology Park

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Rogers Cove

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Mario Cortellucci Hunting
and Fishing Heritage Centre

35 Minutes to HWY 407

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Riverview Park & Zoo

You’re sure to have an educational and fun experience visiting Peterborough’s own Riverview Park and Zoo. A proud conservation-based zoo, you can create many fantastic memories every time you visit. Take the kids to the Rotary Education Centre to attend fun and informative classes or cool off at the splash pad before taking a trip over the river by train. With many animals to see as well as disc golf, a playground, and a beautiful view of the river, you’ll need more than a day to enjoy everything the Riverview Zoo has to offer.

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Jackson Park

Step into this oasis in the city and bask in the beauty of the valley, trees and meandering greenspace Jackson Park is known for. You’ll quickly forget how close you are to downtown Peterborough when you’re standing on the historical Pagoda Bridge. Nature’s Edge residents are a short walk away from Jackson Park through Jackson Creek and the Trans Canada Trail.

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Peterborough Lift Lock & Trent Severn Water Way

The iconic Peterborough Lift Lock is located on the Trent Canal and is known as Lock 21 on the Trent-Severn-Waterway. Built in 1904, the Lift Lock raises boats a whopping 65 ft, a considerable accomplishment that distinguished the system globally for many years. This stop on the Trent Severn Waterway gives residents access to the many fabulous towns, lakes and more along the 386 km path. Live Canada’s history when you visit these two Peterborough landmarks—or should we say watermarks?

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Kawartha Lakes

Living in Peterborough gives you prime access to all the beauty of the Kawarthas while maintaining access to the GTA. Residents can always enjoy the Otonabee River, Chemong Lake, and Jackson’s Creek, all located near Nature’s Edge. For days when you're looking for something different, Pigeon Lake, Buckhorn Lake, Stoney Lake and so many more are a short drive away, where you can spend hours enjoying the beauty of the Kawarthas.

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Rice Lake

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! Rice Lake is under a half hour drive from Nature’s Edge. Rice Lake is an angler’s dream, often said to have more fish per acre than any other lake in Ontario. More than just a fishing paradise, the parks and businesses that surround the lake in towns like Bewdley and Keene offer their own unique features for you to explore. Why not make a day of it?

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Rotary Greenway Trail

A former rail line, the trail was developed with support from the Rotary Club of Peterborough. The 7 km paved trail runs from Ashburnham Drive to Nassau Mills Road at Trent University, creating a link from Trent to the downtown corridor and beyond.

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Trans Canada Trail

The Great Trail can lead you all over Canada! Whether you want to cycle, paddle, cross-country ski or hike, you can partake in your favourite outdoor activity all along the trail. Living at Nature’s Edge puts you steps away from the trail and Jackson Park, known for its old growth forest of trees, some as old as 250 years and its wealth of adventure opportunities as a stop on the Trans Canada Trail. Explore the many vistas and experiences offered along this living Canadian monument.

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Beavermead Park & Ecology Park

Located on charming Little Lake, Beavermead Park is more than just a splashpad, beach, and campsite. Enjoy some of Peterborough’s finest sports fields, volleyball courts and views when you visit. Learn something new at the Ecology Park, the perfect place for anyone interested in exploring nature on a deeper level. Visitors get the chance to explore the many different outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities offered by the dedicated conservationists at Beavermead Park.

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Rogers Cove

Whether you prefer to wade into the sparkling waters of Little Lake or cool off by the splash pad, Rogers Cove is a great spot for a picnic with the family on a sunny day—and only a short drive from your new home at Nature’s Edge.

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Mario Cortellucci Hunting and Fishing Heritage Centre

Take your family on a self guided tour through the stunning wildlife displays at the Hunting and Fishing Heritage Centre. With educational programs for students of all ages and a variety of different day or week camp options, you and your family can enjoy a truly well-rounded experience of the outdoors when visiting the Mario Cortellucci Hunting & Fishing Heritage Centre.

Chapter Three

City

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Trent University & Conservation Area

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Fleming College

3

Del Crary Park & Little Lake

4

Peterborough Airport

5

Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC)

6

Downtown Peterborough

7

Millennium Park

8

Canadian Canoe Museum

9

Peterborough Memorial Centre

10

Showplace Performance Centre

35 Minutes to HWY 407

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Trent University & Conservation Area

Welcome to Ontario’s top undergraduate university, where students are encouraged to challenge the way they think. Trent University provides a transformative learning experience for students, creating global citizens with a passion for leadership and a drive for success. Its dynamic conservation area offers students and visitors alike the opportunity to appreciate the marvellous environment native to the area.

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Fleming College

One of four campuses across the globe, Fleming College in Peterborough is a centre for innovation worthy of its namesake. Offering a variety of different programs and opportunities for growth, Fleming College is a vibrant part of Peterborough’s educational culture.

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Del Crary Park & Little Lake

There’s never a dull moment at Del Crary Park, home to Peterborough’s annual Musicfest as well as fun events like the Rotary Victoria Day Family Fireworks, Survivors Abreast Dragon Boat Festival, Multicultural Canada Day and more. Enjoy the park’s marina and trail access, as well as picnic tables and the iconic Pathway of Fame when it isn’t hosting a wonderful, family-focused event.

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Peterborough Airport

The Peterborough Airport is home to an aviation-related employment park and known for housing Seneca College, fostering the education of pilots for years to come. Travelling to Montreal, Toronto and various US locales, international travel will be easier than ever!

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Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC)

PRHC offers a wide range of services, but is known for its specialised programs in renal, stroke, cardiac, cancer care, vascular surgery and mental health and addiction research.

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Downtown Peterborough

Come out and experience the personality and charm of Downtown Peterborough! From fashion boutiques, specialty shops and country markets, to fine dining, trendy cafés, pubs and nightclubs, live music, theatre and much more—there's something for every member of the family. Just 60 minutes from the GTA, Downtown Peterborough is the hub of the Kawarthas cottage country. With personalized service and big city selection, Downtown Peterborough offers a unique shopping and entertainment experience, with ample parking, bicycle racks, access to transit and nearby hotels, all within walking distance along the picturesque Otonabee River.

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Millennium Park

Located right by the water, Millennium Park is a hub of culture in Peterborough, playing host to family-oriented events, like Peterborough Ribfest, Pride in the Park, the Purple Onion Festival and more. Walk along the Trans Canada Trail and watch the waterfowl on the Otonabee River or enjoy a delicious dish or drink at the Silver Bean Café during the warmer months—no matter how you choose to spend your time at the park, you’re sure to have a great time.

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Canadian Canoe Museum

The Canadian Canoe Museum is home to a fabulous collection of canoes, kayaks, paddled watercraft, art and more that honours the enduring significance of this simple vessel. Visitors can look forward to interactive, hands-on galleries, model canoe building, a scavenger hunt and other inclusive and memorable experiences. The Canadian Canoe Museum is the perfect place to discover the important heritage and spirit of paddled watercraft in Canada.

Peterborough has many different museums and galleries you and your family can explore to discover the history of Canada and your new hometown, including the Art Gallery of Peterborough, the Peterborough Museum and Archives, the Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame and Hutchison House.

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Peterborough Memorial Centre

Since opening in 1956, the Peterborough Memorial Centre has hosted over 500 concerts, 60 seasons of OHL hockey and over 15 seasons of MSL lacrosse. In its almost 70-year history it has hosted legends like Gordon Lightfoot, Elton John, Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson, as well as legendary events like the 1996 Memorial Cup and the Mann Cup—the latter 3 times! If you’re looking for some fun in town, the Peterborough Memorial Centre has something for you.

Check out Peterborough’s two other arenas when you visit, the Evinrude Centre and the Kinsmen Civic Centre.

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Showplace Performance Centre

Showplace Performance Centre, Peterborough’s regional centre for the performing arts, hosts exciting performances from local and touring artists. The venue hosts a variety of film festivals, concerts, plays and more, many events put on by local groups and schools as well as seasoned professionals. Grab a ticket to a gut-busting comedy show or family-friendly holiday spectacular, either way you’re sure to enjoy your time at Showplace.

Chapter Four

The Amenities

City/Nature

Chapter Four

Amenities Map

All

ALL

Retail

SHOPPING

Dining

DINING

Parks

PARKS

Recreation

RECREATION

entertainment

ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE

Schools

SCHOOLS

Post Secondary

POST SECONDARY

Heal care

HEALTH CARE

Services

SERVICES