Look At The Concept Plans For A Downtown Public Square/Urban Park

In an effort to stimulate creativity, capture opportunity and direct priority, the Central Area Master Plan hopes to update the "historic heart of the community". One of the focuses is the Louis Street Parking Lot, which is municipally owned and has relatively low utilization.

The City hopes to revitalize this space by creating a Public Square which will still be used for Farmers' Markets and also include a stage, an outdoor skating rink in the winter, and that could host other events such as Ribfest and seasonal festivals.

EDA Collaborative Inc has provided concepts of what the Downtown Urban Park would look like at a meeting at the Peterborough Library last night (May 9th).

If you have feedback for the final draft of the preliminary design, send your comments to Brian Buchardt, Planner, Urban Design, before May 17th.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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Peterborough Downtown Farmers' Market Kicks Off Season This Wednesday!

How many of us have been craving the sights, sounds, and smells of the outdoor downtown Farmers' Market? Well the wait is over! This Wednesday (May 4th), the market kicks off the season at the Louis Street Parking Lot. Each Wednesday until October 5th, it runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What is your weekly must-have item from the market?

[Peterborough Downtown Farmers' Market]

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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