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Peterborough's Original North Ward Walking Tourin-person Doors Open Peterborough


  • In-person
  • Guided tours available
  • Parking
  • Photography allowed
Peterborough's Original North Ward Walking Tour

Join local historian Gord Young on a walking tour in Peterborough’s former North Ward. On this tour, you'll learn about the former Queen Alexandra School's first pupils, the Hazelbrae Barnardo Home (see the memorial above), the Peterborough Normal School and the site where Canadian General Electric once tested electric locomotives. Sturdy walking shoes recommended.

Contact info

Start at 180 Barnardo Avenue (the Activity Haven Senior Centre)
Peterborough, Ontario


Year built: Various

Architect: Various

Dates/hours open

Sep 16, 11:00am - Sep 16, 02:00pm

Saturday: tours at 11 a.m., Noon, 1 and 2 p.m.