Peterborough Municipal Cultural Plan Artwork by Skylar Ough

The Municipal Cultural Plan: Long on Big, Short on Small

I’m likely one of a handful of people who actually refer to the 2012 City of Peterborough Municipal Cultural Plan (MCP) (PDF) on a regular basis. Respected arts consultants along with a team of city planners and the public collaborated on

Peterborough Municipal Cultural Plan Artwork by Skylar Ough

The Municipal Cultural Plan: Long on Big, Short on Small

I’m likely one of a handful of people who actually refer to the 2012 City of Peterborough Municipal Cultural Plan (MCP) (PDF) on a regular basis. Respected arts consultants along with a team of city planners and the public collaborated on

Light Hunters' Promenade (Photo Andy Carroll)

Winter Solstice

Whatever path you choose to roam, the winter solstice is a crucible, a pivot for past and future. We are, after all, birds and bears, fattening up and digging in against the winter storms. It took me many moons to

Light Hunters' Promenade (Photo Andy Carroll)

Winter Solstice

Whatever path you choose to roam, the winter solstice is a crucible, a pivot for past and future. We are, after all, birds and bears, fattening up and digging in against the winter storms. It took me many moons to

Photo Credit: Alex Bierk

Alex Bierk: Forerunners

You can go home again, but it won’t be the same. The physical place may change with time, but the idea of home is etched into us like a tattoo. We can harbour an implacable longing and revulsion for home

Photo Credit: Alex Bierk

Alex Bierk: Forerunners

You can go home again, but it won’t be the same. The physical place may change with time, but the idea of home is etched into us like a tattoo. We can harbour an implacable longing and revulsion for home

Downtown Revitalization photo credit Ann Jaeger

Downtown Revitalization: A Failure of Imagination

It has rained on and off all afternoon, but even tornado warnings can’t dampen the spirits of hundreds of people enjoying live music on the open-air stage at the intersection of Hunter and Aylmer Streets. Cafés and bars are bursting

Downtown Revitalization photo credit Ann Jaeger

Downtown Revitalization: A Failure of Imagination

It has rained on and off all afternoon, but even tornado warnings can’t dampen the spirits of hundreds of people enjoying live music on the open-air stage at the intersection of Hunter and Aylmer Streets. Cafés and bars are bursting

Elisha Rubacha & Justin Million Photo credit: Jenn Huzera

How to Start a Poetry Scene in Your Backyard

It’s a sultry Friday night in July. Jess Rowland squeezes her accordion beside a shelf of her poetry books in the carport entrance to an unassuming back yard on London Street, welcoming us in. A card table is set up

Elisha Rubacha & Justin Million Photo credit: Jenn Huzera

How to Start a Poetry Scene in Your Backyard

It’s a sultry Friday night in July. Jess Rowland squeezes her accordion beside a shelf of her poetry books in the carport entrance to an unassuming back yard on London Street, welcoming us in. A card table is set up

Reflections by Brad Copping Photo credit: Brad Copping

Copping, Moore, Eardley

Peterborough is the only place I know where folks drive around town with canoes permanently strapped to the roof of their cars. Our identification with canoes and waterways runs deep. We who live here know well the stippled light of

Reflections by Brad Copping Photo credit: Brad Copping

Copping, Moore, Eardley

Peterborough is the only place I know where folks drive around town with canoes permanently strapped to the roof of their cars. Our identification with canoes and waterways runs deep. We who live here know well the stippled light of

Proximity Fine Art

Proximity Fine Art

It’s a most unlikely location for a gallery – the upper floor of a marina overlooking Stony Lake. Carveth’s Marina is the classic cottage country marina we all know and love, stocked with cottage sundries – ice cream, newspapers, candy

Proximity Fine Art

Proximity Fine Art

It’s a most unlikely location for a gallery – the upper floor of a marina overlooking Stony Lake. Carveth’s Marina is the classic cottage country marina we all know and love, stocked with cottage sundries – ice cream, newspapers, candy