“Awesome! Friendly, nature lovers, lots of walkers and bikers on the trail.”

“Young, vibrant, busy.”

“A mostly residential, medium-density neighbourhood in close proximity to waterways and trails!”


These are just some of the ways that Curtis Creek residents describe their neighbourhood. East City–Curtis Creek is located approximately 2 km northeast of downtown Peterborough and is home to nearly 1,600 people. It is bordered by Parkhill Road in the north, the Trent-Severn Waterway to the east, Hunter Street East to the south, including the Westclox Building, and Armour Road to the west. The name ‘Curtis Creek’ refers to the waterway that snakes through the neighbourhood from northeast to southwest.

What the Neighbourhood is saying:

Since 2017, we’ve been hearing residents’ feedback about their homes and neighbourhood, and how the neighbourhood could be a more sustainable place to live, work, and play. Priorities we’ve heard about the most in East City–Curtis Creek include:

  • Water management: Conserve the amount of water used by homes and businesses; protect the local watershed, and minimize the impacts of local flooding.
  • Local food security: Increase the availability of fresh, affordable, nutritious food in the neighbourhood.
  • Habitat & urban forest: Remove invasive species and increase the number and diversity of trees and native plant species in the area; support habitat for pollinators and other wildlife.
  • Healthy, resilient community: Increase shade cover; improve safety and walkability of the neighbourhood for pedestrians and cyclists; continue building community.
  • Energy: Reduce the amount of greenhouse gases (GHGs) produced locally; improve the energy efficiency of people’s homes and businesses.

Help us continue the Neighbourhood Action Planning process by ranking the above themes in order of their importance to your vision for a more sustainable neighbourhood. There is also space to provide additional information about your neighbourhood and your ideas for change. This poll will close on December 1st 2018. The results will help guide the collaborative Neighbourhood Action Plan drafting process in 2019.

Upcoming Events!

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 | 8am  Click here for event details…

  • Did you know that rain gardens can absorb up to 30% more rainwater runoff than a conventional grass lawn? Join us as we install a front yard rain garden at a private residence. More details to follow.

Interested in hosting a ‘planning potluck’ this fall?

  • You and your neighbours can chat about the neighbourhood in a friendly, informal setting….over food! Contact Hayley at hayley.goodchild@greenup.on.ca or (705) 745-3238 ext. 213 for more information.

Coming in 2019

  • In early 2019, we’ll begin drafting the East City–Curtis Creek Neighbourhood Action Plan with residents and partners. Check back regularly to learn how you can participate in the drafting process.
  • We’re also looking for more residents and businesses to host demonstration trees and gardens on their properties starting in spring 2019. If you’re tired of mowing the lawn and curious about transforming your space, get in touch with Jenn at jenn.mccallum@greenup.on.ca or (705) 745-3238 ext. 208.

Neighbourhood successes

The SUN team has attended dozens of community events and spoken with more than 300 people in East City–Curtis Creek about their homes and neighbourhood. Together we’re building a network of neighbourhood champions who are passionate about building a more sustainable future. Their collective knowledge is critical for developing a bold and practical Neighbourhood Action Plan.

East City–Curtis Creek residents have also worked with SUN, the City of Peterborough, and other partners to install 263 square metres of trees and gardens on residential properties and organize a park clean-up event. The impacts of these projects will extend throughout the neighbourhood and beyond!

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