The bed bugs have been in existence since the time human beings have existed. They are a problem all across the world. The invasion of the bed bugs has forced so many cities to be closed down. Toronto has been invaded by these creepy little creatures very often. A recent study has mentioned that there has been a rise in the bed bug bites on the human beings. The bed bugs are present in the nature since time immemorial. Their trace can be found from the Ancient Greek times. There was a serious infestation by the bed bugs and thus let us understand the History of bed bugs in Toronto. Continue reading
Toronto is among the most popular tourist spot and the city is tops the list of most exciting and amazing metropolitan cities. The city is surrounded by many great luxurious hotels but those who want to taste real royalty in Toronto then you must prefer staying in historic hotels of Toronto. Toronto is home to hotels that are in business for a very long time and one can find many historic hotels within the city quite easily. Some of the hotels today serve as landmarks as many of the people use name of historic hotels to explain routes. Below is the list of historic hotels and hostels located in Toronto. Continue reading
Since 1960s. Toronto has shown resurgence in developing new buildings. Once, this city had the buoyant optimism of creating extra ordinary architecture. It seems that the era of cultural renaissance and tourism has pushed Toronto to its former recognition – The city of contemporary architecture. Toronto has started to groom itself as a cultural and architectural hub. Surely, this transformation took a lot of time for its spectators. The Historic Buildings in Toronto have introduced new contemporary designs to the architectural world. Since it has always been a multicultural destination, the aspirations and attitudes are reflected on the buildings of this remarkable city. Continue reading
Shivers: A Study of Winter
Nov 28, 2004 to March 20, 2005
Shivers is an exciting exploration into all things related to winter – from ancient to modern understandings of the season. Contrast the myths and legends that explained winter to the people of the past with contemporary seasonal science about planetary patterns, snow, ice and the aurora. Explore animal and plant adaptations to the cold and investigate human survival strategies. Education programs for students are also available with this exhibit. Learn more…»
Enter our SNAPSHOTS OF WINTER photography contest! View the contest entry form
Events & Programs
MUSE International Fine Films
Selected Sundays @ 4pm and Mondays @ 7pm, from Jan. 16 to Apr. 18, 2005
Muse International Fine presents GERALDINE’S FORTUNE – Sun Jan 30 and Mon Jan 31, 2005.
Screening at 4 pm on Sun, 7 pm on Mon. Tickets $10.
SPECIAL EVENT! Canadian star actor/comedian Patrick McKenna will appear at the Sun Jan 30, screening of GERALDINES FORTUNE.
Mr. McKenna will be on hand, for a Q & A session after the film at a special reception hosted by MEXICALA ROSAS adjacent to the Galaxy Cinema. Learn more…»
“Friends”: a new Limited Edition Roy Studio Print
Available for purchase until Jan. 23, 2005
The latest selection features a portrait of school children walking along Ennismore Road. The negative for this image was among those compromised during the Peterborough flood as is currently in Montreal awaiting conservation. Help us preserve this piece of a national treasure by purchasing a limited edition print today! Learn more…»
This page updated on Jan 12,2005
he PCMA is located at the east end of the City, right near the Peterborough Lift Lock on the Otonabee River, in Ashburnham ward. Travel along Hunter Street East, and then turn onto the winding Museum Drive, just off Hunter, at the top of Armour Hill.
Aside from the Lift Lock, other nearby landmarks include the former Westclox factory (directly across the street from the Museum Drive entrance), King George Public School (directly west at the corner of Hunter and Armour Road) and the Hunter Street Bridge / Quaker Oats (to the west).
The Museum is open
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Weekends and Holidays, 12:00 noon to 5:00pm.
The Archives are open
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Closed on Weekends and Holidays.
Note: Due to space restrictions, research appointments are mandatory.
Admission is by donation: the suggested minimum is $5 per family. Special events may require a separate entrance fee.
Driving from the GTA: take Highway #401(east-bound), to Highway #115 (north-bound), the drive time is about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. An alternate- but much slower route is Highway #7 to Peterborough, or Highway #2 , to Highway #28 (north at Port Hope) to Peterborough.
Driving from Ottawa to Peterborough: take Highway #7 traveling west, as the recommended route. The drive time from Ottawa to Peterborough is about 3 1/2 hours.
Public Transit: Buses travel to Peterborough on a regular, daily basis from Toronto, Oshawa, Port Hope and Kingston, Ottawa and other major cities. No passenger trains currently travel to or from Peterborough.
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The Peterborough Centennial Museum & Archives is protected by a video surveillance system installed by the City of Peterborough, to combat vandalism and to increase public safety.
In compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the system is only consulted following an incident or complaint, in order to assist law enforcement officials identify and prosecute people responsible for criminal acts. The contents of the tapes will not be shared with media, general public, or non-designated members of staff. The system operates on a continuous loop and records over previously recorded material so no long-term record is maintained. The City recognizes the rights of any individual to submit a Freedom of Information request under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to view the image we have recorded or obtain a copy of this image if it has not been recorded over and is available with the City.
The system has been installed for your protection and the protection of your property. We have taken steps to ensure your privacy is protected and your right to enjoy these premises is not interfered with.
Peterborough Centennial Museum & Archives
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A History of Peterborough’s Canoe Industry
View a detailed Inventory of the PCMA’s Canoe and Boat Collections, as well as related archival fonds. Continue reading
Educational Programs for Schools & Groups
In this section: our education mandate; booking information; program descriptions, availability & cost; resources for teachers.
Discovery Learning: a Museum Specialty
Your Community Museum is a Partner in Education. The Museum is an educational institution committed to the presentation and interpretation of stories, images and traces of the people and the land, from the past to the present, locally and nationally. We link our programs to curriculum at all levels providing wonderful enrichment opportunities for students. Continue reading
In this section: historical profile, collection overview, programs and service overview, governance and funding.
We’re Over 100 Years Old and Still Growing! Continue reading
In this section: a definition of archives; our collecting mandate; uses for archival sources; role of the archivist; make a donation to the archives.
What is an Archives?
Archives are institutions that collect, preserve and make accessible a variety of original documentary materials containing information of permanent historical value. To fulfill such a mandate, a professional archives must have: Continue reading