“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!”

Map of the East City - Curtis Creek area of Peterborough

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.

Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and delivered in association with Toronto and Region and Conservation Authority’s Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) program, GreenUP’s Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods (SUN) program is a collaborative, neighbourhood-based solution for advancing sustainable renewal and climate action. SUN joins neighbourhood residents, municipalities, and other community partners to identify and support opportunities for sustainability through immediate demonstrative impacts, visioning and planning for future action, and the sharing of skills and knowledge.

To download and view the new SUN Action Plan Summary for East City-Curtis Creek, click here > 

If you require an accessible version of this document, please email Hayley at hayley.goodchild@greenup.on.ca

Coming Soon!

Watch here for your Resident Guide and Reporting Tool – coming soon!

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.

Upcoming Events!

This Fall join SUN for continued demonstration events, celebrations, the release of the Neighbourhood Action Plan, and plans for the Action Plan implementation!

Click here for the GreenUP Online Events Calendar to view all the Upcoming Events for SUN East City-Curtis Creek >

For more information on how to get involved in the implementation of the Action Plan, please contact Hayley Goodchild, SUN Coordinator, at Hayley.goodchild@greenup.on.ca or (705) 745-3238 ext. 213.

Neighbourhood successes

In 2019, SUN is working with neighbourhood residents, municipal staff, and other community partners to draft a Neighbourhood Action Plan for East City–Curtis Creek. This document will identify project and program action recommendations that will help the neighbourhood address these needs and reach its sustainability goals. Keep reading to learn how you can participate in the Action Planning process.

 

Together, SUN East City-Curtis Creek has:

  • Positively impacted over 10,000 square metres of urban space through demonstration gardens, tree planting, rain barrel and composter give-aways, garbage removal, habitat support, and naturalization and invasive species removal
  • Gathered hundreds of people to join in community events and share their thoughts on their neighbourhood
  • Built a network of residents who are passionate about building a more sustainable neighbourhood
  • Creation of SUN East City-Curtis Creek Action Plans to help guide future actions. You can download the SUN East City-Curtis Creek Action Plan summary here >

The impacts of these projects will extend throughout the neighbourhood and beyond, thank you!

Partners

Otonabee Conservation

Otonabee Conservation

City of Peterborough

City of Peterborough

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan

Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan

Nourish

Nourish

Related Programs

Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods

Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods