Trent Lands Plan

The Trent Land Use Framework Plan was developed through consultations with students, staff, faculty, alumni, administration, the City of Peterborough, and the community to create a vision and to guide decision making surrounding Trent's 1,450 acres of endowment lands.

Building off previous plans (including the 1964 Mater Plan and the 2006 Endowment Lands Plan) and community feedback, the Trent Lands Plan was created in 2013. Using this framework and its guiding principles, Trent University is moving forward with developing parcels of the endowment lands to enhance the long term viability of the University; to further the economic, recreational, social and cultural development of the region; and to provide desirable amenities for our neighbours.

In the News

Read President Leo Groarke's editorial in the Peterborough Examiner "Trent has a role to play as the north end grows" (January 22, 2015)

Read Vice President Julie Davis' editorial in the Peterborough Examiner "Trent research park could spark city's growth" (February 26, 2015)

Breaking Ground on the Trent Sports Field Project

On July 14, 2015, Trent University president and vice-chancellor Dr. Leo Groarke and City of Peterborough Mayor Daryl Bennett officially kicked-off the start of construction of the new $1.97 million Trent Sport Field project with a grand slam home run, thanks to the announcement of a $100,000 funding infusion from a Field of Dreams Grant from Jays Care Foundation, the charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Construction has begun on Trent Sports Field Project, which, upon completion, will boast a full-sized baseball diamond and rectangular sports field, accommodating soccer, rugby and lacrosse. Read more...

Trent Approved as Site for City's New Arena Complex

At their June 29, 2015 meeting, Peterborough City Council named Trent University as the site for the City's new twin-pad arena complex.

The new arena development, which will be located at the intersection of Nassau Mills Road and Pioneer Road, will provide innovative sports and recreation opportunities and facilities, will complement the surrounding Trent Nature Areas and access to the Otonabee River, and will serve as an important step forward in the economic and social development of the north end of Peterborough. Read more...

Sale of Parcel 2B
The Trent Lands Plan, approved by the Trent University Board of Governors, outlined the development of several parcels of land. The University confirmed in July that the final sale for the property at Woodland Acres and Highway 28 (known as 2B) is complete. Future plans for potential retail and professional space are in the hands of the developer. 


Trent Lands Plan Community Consultations

In 2012-2013, we asked the Trent and Peterborough communities to help us "Imagine the Possibilities" for the endowment lands, through three rounds of public consultations. Starting with "blue-sky" ideas, each session dug deeper into how the endowment lands should be used to meet the needs of the University and the community. The final plan was approved by Trent's Board of Governors in May 2013.

Final Approved Trent Lands Plan

Framework Plan (PDF)

Board of Governors Briefing Document (PDF)

Revised Guiding Principles (PDF)

Round One Materials

Round Two Materials

Round Three Materials


Water Street Residences

Phase II of the Water Street Residences, recently named Campus Heights, is underway as outlined by the Endowment Lands Master Plan.

Phase II will comprise a mix of first-year and upper-year students, with programming by residence life staff, and Dons living on-site, providing the oversight and mentoring for a positive residential experience. First-year students in the Phase II Water Street Residence will be affiliated with Champlain College, as part of the Champlain College Annex.

Master Plans

1964 Master Plan

2004 Athletics Master Plan (PDF)

2006 Endowment Lands Master Plan