Living in Peterborough
Resources for Living Off-Campus
The community in downtown Peterborough creates a vibrant welcoming atmosphere to live and learn in. Whether you move downtown after staying in residence, or you start your Trent career living in the city, Peterborough has a lot to offer students! The downtown core boasts everything from your basic amenities like groceries, banks, and laundry to specialty shops for crafts, clothing, coffee, and so much more!
If you’re looking for a place to rent for yourself or a group of people, be sure to check the Off-Campus Housing Listings page with Places4Students for local listings from landlords and/or students looking for roommates or a sublet.
If you’ve found accommodations for the year, now is the time to explore Downtown Peterborough! As an off-campus member of college, you have the advantage of all the amenities of campus and the amenities of being downtown on your doorstep! From shopping to great study locations to a wide variety of music, theatre, and art, Peterborough is a fantastic community to live in! Check out the Downtown Peterborough page for a listing of some local attractions, popular events, and restaurants!
Many Trent students choose to live off-campus in their first year and we are here to help celebrate your successes, keep you informed of resources that may help you through difficult times and provide you with information about events happening on campus that might be of interest to you.
Summer Orientation Presentation for Off-Campus Students
Can't make it to a Summer Orientation in-person? Check out our Summer Orientation Presentation from the Summer College Ambassadors and Summer Orientation Team.
Trent Central Student Association: Tenant Advocacy
Paralegal Advice for Off-Campus Housing
Check out this Paralegal Advice Presentation from Anderson Begg Professional Paralegal Services for Trent students looking for tips on finding a rental unit, rules related to leasing and renting, obligations of landlords and rights of tenants, and government resources.
Budgeting for Off-Campus Living
Check out this Budgeting for Off-Campus Living Presentation on Budgeting 101 and Financial Aid for off-campus living.
Landlord & Tenant Board: Residential Tenancies Act
Insurance Bureau of Canada: Information on Tenant Insurance
Community Counselling and Resource Centre – Housing Resource Centre
Can help you with: Housing information and vacancy listings for tenants, Emergency financial assistance to find or keep housing
540 George Street North
City of Peterborough Building Division
Can help you with: Questions pertaining to Property Standards By-Law, Investigation of and follow up to complaints about building maintenance (broken windows, unsafe stairs) and look into complaints about property outside the building (garbage, long grass, snow and ice)
500 George Street North
Phone: 705-742-7777 ext 1892 or toll free 1-855-738-3755
Peterborough Police Services
Phone (non-emergency number): 705-876-1122 or toll free 1-888-876-1122
For emergencies please dial 9-1-1
Peterborough Fire Services
Phone (non-emergency number): 705-745-3283
For emergencies please dial 9-1-1
Peterborough Utilities Group (Hydro)
Can help you with: Electricity, water and sewar services
Phone: 705-748-6900 (setting up/closing an account), 705-748-9300 (general inquires)
Can I Afford It?: Check the average cost of utility services at a given address
Can help you with: Power outages, fallen tree removal
Enbridge Gas (gas)
Phone: 1-877-362-7434 (general questions, billing and other inquires)
For gas emergencies call 1-866-763-5427