Peterborough Pulse

George Street, between McDonnel and Sherbrooke streets

July 27, 10 am to 3 pm

We invite everyone to walk, bike, play and socialize at the Peterborough Pulse event on July 27.

Peterborough Pulse will once again be transforming George Street into a lively car-free corridor full of entertaining recreational activities. The streets will be packed with cyclists, families pushing strollers, roller skaters, dancing, music and more! Pulse is the perfect way to enjoy vibrant Downtown Peterborough while supporting the development of a healthier more active community.

“Pulse has quickly become a favourite event of this community,” says Terry Guiel Executive Director of the Downtown Business Improvement Area. “What better way to connect with a new community group or discover a unique downtown business, all while interacting with multiple family-friendly activities and entertainment. We are connecting healthy ideas and active living to people whose focus is on a healthy heart, healthy mind and a healthy spirit all at an award winning event.”

Now celebrating its 5th year anniversary, Peterborough Pulse will run from 10 am to 3 pm. This year’s route will run along George Street from McDonnell St. to Sherbrooke St. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see what activities are going to be on the street this summer.

“Streets are our city’s largest public space and Peterborough Pulse is a wonderful opportunity to experience this space transformed,” explains Brianna Salmon, Executive Director of GreenUP. “At Pulse, George Street, one of Peterborough’s largest arterial streets and a place normally dominated by motor vehicle traffic, becomes a fun, safe place for active travel, play, and adventure – GreenUP is thrilled to be a part of this exciting and important community event.”

Peterborough Pulse allows the public to reimagine the purpose of city streets and expand the public realm.

“We believe that Pulse demonstrates how our downtown core can be a pedestrian-friendly hub of activity,” says Tegan Moss, Executive Director of B!KE. “This is the 5th year of Peterborough Pulse and B!KE is proud to still be one of the organizations coordinating Peterborough’s favourite downtown event! The community spirit of play truly comes alive during Pulse and we love to watch it happen. This year we hope to encourage more people to bike to Pulse by providing a B!KE Valet service outside of our workshop space.”

Over the years Pulse has worked to change Peterborough’s mindset on healthy living. Open street events allow us to access spaces we typically can’t, expanding our ability to be mobile and engage with our neighbours and community. Pulse shows individuals that being active can be easy and enjoyable. More importantly it encourages them to continue the spirit of Pulse all year long and integrate more recreational and social activity into their lives.


Peterborough Pulse would not be possible without our sponsors, partners and patrons:

Organizing Partners: City of Peterborough, Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area, B!KE Community Cycling Hub and GreenUP

Sponsors and Pulse Patrons: Peterborough Transit, Pure Country 105, Energy 99.7, McLeod’s EcoWater, Peterborough Public Health, Orange Theory Fitness, Allstate, Peterborough Square

Peterborough Pulse is actively looking for a title sponsor for 2020. Pulse is a large undertaking that involves the closure of seven city blocks, coordinating more than 100 community groups and businesses, recruiting and managing more than 60 volunteers, and nearly a full year of planning. The spirit of Pulse is to be an inclusive celebration of what our community has to offer. The event is free for community groups to host activities and free for families to participate. As this wonderful community event continues to mature, it has become increasingly expensive. The generous support of grants and our sponsors have kept the spirit of Pulse strong for the last five years. To keep this going, we’re looking for a generous sponsor to put their name on the event and support a healthier and more active Peterborough with Pulse in 2020. If you are interested, please contact or call the DBIA office at 705-748-4774.

For more information about Peterborough Pulse please visit our website