We Aren't Some Best Kept Secret Anymore: Peterborough Is The Fastest Growing City In All Of Canada

The rest of the country is figuring out what Peterborough residents have known for a long time: We live in a great communty with all the amenities—and rivers, lakes and green space all around us.

Indeed, Peterborough was listed as Canada's fastest growing city by Statistics Canada with a 3.1 per cent increase, followed by Kitchener-Waterloo at 2.6, then both Ottawa and Windsor tied at 2.5.

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada

According to Statistics Canada, more than seven in 10 Canadians live in an urban area—and the five fastest growing census metropolitan areas are all in Ontario, with Peterborough being Numero Uno.

Photo by Patrick Stephen

Photo by Patrick Stephen

Peterborough’s population growth rate per thousand has jumped from 19.8 to 30.5, from 2016-17 to 2017-18.

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