County Court House
|The County Court House...|
located at 470 Water Street, Peterborough, Ontario, houses County administrative, finance, human resources, planning and corporate services departments.
We are open to the public Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:30, excluding holidays.
The County Court House has a rich and diverse history dating back to the founding of the District of Colborne in 1838.
|The County Forest occupies a total of approximately 2,130 hectares...|
of County owned lands within the County of Peterborough. The Forest is comprised of three separate and distinct blocks.
County Jail Heritage Park
|The historic County Jail...|
| was built in 1845 and was operated by the Province as a jail facility until 2001 when an inmate riot structurally damaged the building and it was permanently closed. In 2016, County Council approved the respectful strategic demolition of the historic Peterborough County Jail and the creation of the Heritage Jail Park. During the demolition staff and contractors located an original time capsule that was placed at the site by the original constructors in 1846.
We have maintained a large part of the original structure, doors and cells so that visitors can get an appreciation for life and work at this amazing site. In 2017, as part of the County's 150th celebrations, we plan to place interpretive panels at the site to tell the stories and history throughout the years.
Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building
|The agricultural community is strongly bound in tradition...|
|and the Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building will interpret and demonstrate, the bond between the people and the rich land which has had such a strong influence on the economic and historic well-being of the region. It will be a circa 1910 barn as those built by the first century of farmers. This building will be a skills/knowledge transfer centre that will impact the full region and beyond.|
|Located in front of the County Court House...|
|at 470 Water Street, Peterborough, Victoria Park is a little bit of history in the heart of the City of Peterborough. The park is a venue for many community events including family and friend gatherings, live theatre productions and more. To book this location, complete our application form.|