In no particular order, here we go...
1. A place(s) to play ping pong in downtown Peterborough.
3. More hilarious tweets from @/PTBO_Y_U_NO.
4. More jobs being created in Peterborough.
5. Buses running later at night in Peterborough. It's near impossible to get a cab when the bars close. And we don't want to see people ever drinking and driving.
6. More music and cultural festivals. The more, the merrier. (Our music scene is one of the best in Canada.)
7. More people biking on Peterborough's streets and trails. More people biking in general.
8. The Peterborough Petes in the playoffs.
9. More great music acts at the likes of Historic Red Dog, Market Hall, Showplace, The Spill, Spanky's and Gordon Best.
10. More plaid.
11. An authentic Irish pub.
13. More restaurants and businesses opening, and less closing.
14. Less blackouts for no real reason.
15. Reggie's launching a hot dog version of their burger.
16. More tourists coming to our great city.
17. More great anti-bullying programs in the city. More people standing up to bullies.
18. More Creative Cocktails, which was one of the best things to come to Peterborough this year.
19. More funny typos on signs.
20. Continued generosity of Peterborough community.
21. A continued resurgence of the downtown—and the continued good work of the DBIA.
22. Continued transparency from city council, the Mayor's office and our tweeting Mayor, who has settled into the role nicely and is having a great first year in office.
23. A couple town hall meetings. Or one. Hey, why not? Healthy thing to try to bring community together.
24. People doing random things like dancing on bubble wrap.
25. Another great Festival of Trees downtown.
26. More Tom Phillips columns.
27. More people trying breakfast at The Only Cafe. It's worth the wait.
28. More readers submitting tips.
29. More local people and businesses joining the Twitterverse.
30. More parody accounts on Twitter. Good satire can be a great equalizer.
31. Continued development of the Peterborough Wednesday Market and Saturday Farmer's Market.
32. A splash pad at Nicholl's Oval.
34. Peterborough Roller Derby taking off.
35. Less domestics on police reports. Less drug busts. Less break and enters. Less stabbings. Less crime. More jobs.
36. More flash mobs around Peterborough.
37. CP Rail bridge gets fixed, allowing pedestrian walkway/bikeway again (and our shortcut back to East City)
38. More Peterborough playlists.
39. The return of 4 Dudes On The Balcony.
40. More Stormtroopers. More Band Wagons.
41. Continued impact/recognition of Peterborough's Creative Class.
42. More shocked looks on the faces of visitors to our Zoo when they discover it's free.
43. Peterborough Square and Portage Place making an Eighties comeback.
44. Less complaining and whining about what's wrong with the city, and more solutions for how to fix things.
45. More/continued attention to the amazing artists, musicians and athletes in this city.
47. A show called Culturally Speaking on TV Cogeco as spinoff of Politically Speaking.
48. The excellent owners of the now closed Have You Seen... returning with a new venture.
49. More people visiting our awesome galleries and museums—the Canadian Canoe Museum is world class.
50. Not as many people wearing pajamas as outdoor wear.
51. A town square. Well, at least more discussion about it.
That's it, you rock.
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