Trent Lands Plan

TRIP Master Plan Public Information Session

Hosted on December 7, 2016, the Trent Research & Innovation Park (TRIP) Master Plan was presented by BrookMcIlroy, DM Wills, the City of Peterborough and Trent University.

The presentation and Draft Master Plan is available to view online as a PDF. All questions and comments on the Trent Lands Plan are welcome. Please send any feedback via email to trentlandsplan@trentu.ca.


Clearing Underway at Pioneer Road for Campus Developments

Brush and tree clearing is currently underway at Pioneer Road at the Symons campus, in preparation for the installation of services for the Trent Research & Innovation Park (TRIP), and the new arena complex.

The City of Peterborough plans to expand the width of the current road allowance on Pioneer Road, from Nassau Mills Road to the 9th Line, to allow for appropriate infrastructure and services to be provided to TRIP. This work will be performed by a contractor engaged by the City. The City plans to replant after the road widening has taken place.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Kent Stringham, BA, CPA, CMA, associate vice-president, Facilities Management


Trent Public Information Session

Representatives from the City of Peterborough and Trent University joined with members of the Trent and Peterborough communities on February 23, 2016, to discuss updates to the development plans underway on the University's endowment lands. The evening's presentation is available here, with background information below.


Learn more:

February 23, 2016 Public Information Session Presentation

Site Map

Trent Research & Innovation Park

Trent Sports Field Project

Arena Development


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 Master 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.

Trent Lands Plan

Framework Plan (PDF)

Demonstration Plan (PDF)

Board of Governors Briefing Document (PDF)

Revised Guiding Principles (PDF)

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)

Trent Lands Plan Community Consultations, 2012-2013

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.

Round One Materials

Round Two Materials

Round Three Materials


Master Plans

1964 Master Plan

2004 Athletics Master Plan (PDF)

2006 Endowment Lands Master Plan