Peterborough, Ontario
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Peterborough, Ontario

Full nameCity of Peterborough
Official nameCity of Peterborough
MottoDat natura, elaborant artes&
(Nature Provides, Industry Develops)
CountyPeterborough County
Established1819 - Scott's Plains
Incorporated as town1850 - Peterborough
Incorporated as cityJuly 1, 1905
MayorPaul Ayotte
MPDean Del Mastro (CPC)
MPPJeff Leal (OLP)
Total Area22.5 sq mi (58.40 km2)
Urban Area27.3 sq mi (70.82 km2)
Metro Area581.3 sq mi (1505.6 km2)
Elevation640 ft (195.1 m)
Total Population74898 (2006)
Density (pop.)1282.6/km2 (3321.9/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)76925
Metro (pop.)116570
Other information
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
Postal code spanK9H, K9J, K9K, K9L
Area code705

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Peterborough is a city on the Otonabee River in (Central-Eastern) Southern Ontario, Canada, 125 kilometres (78 mi) northeast of Toronto. The population of the City of Peterborough was 74,898 in the 2006 census, while the census metropolitan area (CMA) had a population of 116,570. It presently ranks as the 33rd and smallest CMA in Canada. The current mayor of Peterborough is Paul Ayotte.
Peterborough is known as the gateway to Kawarthas, "cottage country", a large recreational region of the province. It is named in honour of Peter Robinson, an early Canadian politician who oversaw the first major immigration to the area. The city is the seat of Peterborough County and since 1983 has been sister city to Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Bruins Draft Review: Day 2 picks - Wicked Local (blog) Tweet this news
Wicked Local (blog)--45 overall: Ryan Spooner, C, -Peterborough- Petes (-Ontario- Hockey League). Actually ranked higher than Knight, Spooner came in at No. 39 on the CSS list. ... - Date : Sun, 27 Jun 2010 10:09:09 GMT+00:00
Horwath takes on 407, hospital and the economy - Peterborough Examiner Tweet this news
Peterborough Examiner---Ontario- NDP Leader Andrea Horwath spent Thursday in -Peterborough- visiting various individuals, groups and agencies, such as -Peterborough- Regional Health ... - Date : Sat, 26 Jun 2010 16:03:55 GMT+00:00
Winning ticket sold in city - Belleville Intelligencer Tweet this news
Belleville Intelligencer---...- prizes were won in -Ontario- during Friday night's LOTTO MAX draw with winning tickets being sold in Belleville, Kingston, North Bay and -Peterborough-. ... - Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2010 15:22:23 GMT+00:00
SunRise Power Corp. now offering full range of Ontario-content Commercial ... - CNW Group (press release) Tweet this news
CNW Group (press release)--"I'm proud to say that SunRise Power will be a leader in manufacturing commercial inverters right here in -Peterborough Ontario-," said Scott McDonald, ... - Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2010 14:15:25 GMT+00:00
With the 18th pick in the 2010 SB Nation NHL Mock Draft... - On The Forecheck (blog) Tweet this news
On The Forecheck (blog)---...- 2010 10:00 AM EDT 0 comments ...the Nashville Predators select Austin Watson, right wing from the -Peterborough- Petes of the -Ontario- Hockey League. ... - Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2010 14:06:48 GMT+00:00
The cougar is out there - Ottawa Citizen Tweet this news
Ottawa Citizen--For the most part, the cameras were evenly distributed throughout the province, but there are six in the -Peterborough- area because of the numerous sightings ... - Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2010 14:02:39 GMT+00:00
Crews demolish Raymond Street home - Kawartha Media Group Tweet this news
Kawartha Media Group--However, -Peterborough- police are working with the -Ontario- Fire Marshall's Office as the cause of the explosion has been deemed suspicious. ... - Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2010 14:28:16 GMT+00:00
Solar farm construction underway - Kawartha Media Group Tweet this news
Kawartha Media Group---Ontario- Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Brad Duguid was on hand Friday afternoon with MPP Jeff Leal to go for a tour. -Peterborough- Utilities project ... - Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2010 12:58:08 GMT+00:00
Top honour for city cop - Kawartha Media Group Tweet this news
Kawartha Media Group--(-PETERBOROUGH-) A -Peterborough--Lakefied city police officer will be recognized this weekend for his work promoting the -Ontario- Law Enforcement Torch Run for ... - Date : Tue, 08 Jun 2010 13:21:35 GMT+00:00
Flames sign big d-man - Tweet this news, a native of Uxbridge, -Ontario- has played in 249 regular season games and 15 playoff games over five OHL seasons. At the conclusion of -Peterborough's- ... - Date : Mon, 31 May 2010 22:03:42 GMT+00:00

Historical Populations
1851 2 191
1871 4 611
1891 9 717
1911 18 360
1931 22 372
1951 38 272
1971 58 111
1986 61 049
1996 69 742
2001 71 446
2006 74 898

Top Eight Major Employers
Employer Employment Numbers >
Peterborough Regional Health Centre 2075
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board 2050
General Electric 1450
City of Peterborough 1267
Sir Sandford Fleming College 1100
Ministry of Natural Resources 895
Trent University 700
Pepsico Foods (Quaker) 700

Otonabee Ward Eric Martin and J. Douglas Peacock
Monaghan Ward Henry Clarke and Jack Doris
Town Ward Ann E. Farquharson and Dean Pappas
Ashburnham Ward Patti S. Peeters and Len Vass
Northrest Ward Shirley Eggleton and Bob Hall

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