Peterborough's largest free recreation program returns Saturday, July 15th, 2017! 

Peterborough Pulse invites the whole city to walk, bike, dance, play and socialize in spaces typically used by cars. For one summer day, George Street transforms into a vibrant car-free corridor filled with families pushing strollers, cyclists and roller-skaters, Karate and Zumba, art and music, and more.

In 2017, Peterborough Pulse Celebrates the 150 with special photo exhibits, arts installations, and activities that showcase and celebrate our unique community and, we hope, provide inspiration for the next 150 years. We are grateful for the Province of Ontario's support of this open streets event.



Built by the community for the community


Local support helps to make this new community initiative possible. Help fund Peterborough Pulse in 2017!

Community groups, clubs, and businesses create activities, demonstrations, and installations along the route. Sound like you?


Pulse volunteers set the tone, bringing enthusiasm and fun to the street. Registration is now open for 2017. Save the date!

Join Pulse on the street by moving your business outside for the day, or set up an activity that shows off what you do best.


Pulse is a chance to re-imagine our streets as places built for people, and we believe that people need art! In 2017 Pulse is able to support two temporary art installations with an honorarium of $1000, with help from Ontario150.


Why create a car-free event?

We want to inspire Peterborough to become the healthiest and happiest city it can be. By opening the streets to people, Pulse promotes healthy communities, active transportation, local business, and neighborhood pride!