Trent Lands Plan

Public Information Session

Representatives from the City of Peterborough and Trent University will be sharing updates and answering questions about the recent and upcoming developments on Trent's East Bank. The Trent and Peterborough communities are encouraged to attend.

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: The Gathering Space, Gzowski College, Trent University's East Bank (1 Gzowski Way, Peterborough)

Learn more:

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.

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

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



Master Plans

1964 Master Plan

2004 Athletics Master Plan (PDF)

2006 Endowment Lands Master Plan