PTBOCanada Featured Post: Your Chance To Win A FREE One-Year Lease In Downtown Peterborough

One local entrepreneur is going to have the chance of a lifetime with a free one-year lease of a downtown storefront.
Win This Space officially launched on October 17th as a way to support local entrepreneurs, spur economic development and provide a unique opportunity. Entrepreneurs have until January 13th, 2017 to put together a plan and submit it to the Win This Space competition.

The Top 10 finalists will take several workshops before a winner is chosen on February 16th, 2017 by the panel of entrepreneurs. The winner will then have their choice of available participating downtown locations which they will begin leasing on April 1st—for free!

“It’s amazing to bring together so many partners to support this program,” says DBIA Executive Director Terry Guiel. “We’re bringing the business community together to support an up-and-coming entrepreneur and to animate the downtown.”

Organizing partners of this awesome initiative include Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area, Peterborough Economic Development, Community Futures Peterborough and StartUp Peterborough.
On top of getting a free lease, a number of local businesses have donated their products and services. Check back at as more details are released of the full prize package, which is valued at more than $35,000.

Win This Space has a number of institutions, agencies and businesses that have stepped up to each cover the cost of a month’s lease. Others have donated funds to support the program or additional prizes for the winner.

The launch took place at Cherney Realty’s building at 261 George Street North in honour of the late Erica Cherney. 261 George Street is one of the locations that can be won.
“As everyone knows, one of my mother’s great passions was Peterborough’s downtown,” says Michael Cherney. “She considered it to be the nicest downtown area of all the mid-sized cities in Ontario. One of the reasons for our success is that we have a great BIA who are always on the hunt for ways to constantly improve the downtown area. The Win This Space contest is a perfect example of this.”

Watch this great promo video below to learn more about Win This Space contest...

 -> Visit to see the rules and regulations for applying to Win This Space.

For more information on Win This Space, visit or follow the competition on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Also, check out the hashtag #WinThisSpacePtbo!

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