Win This Space

Win This Space is back for a third year in downtown Peterborough!

Entrepreneurs had until November 16, 2018 to put together a video application and submit it to the Win This Space competition through The top 10 finalists will take several workshops to fine-tune their businesses plans before a winner is chosen on March 5 by our panel of judges. The winner will then have their choice of available participating downtown locations free for one year. To cover rent payments, we have sponsors adopting a month and contributing $2,000 toward the month’s lease.

The Win This Space competition is a Peterborough DBIA initiative in partnership with Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development, Community Futures Peterborough and Shorelines Slots at Kawartha Downs.

“This program has been hugely successful for our downtown and has been an inspiration for communities across the country,” says Terry Guiel, Executive Director of the DBIA. “Win This Space gets people excited about the potential of what they could do with a downtown storefront. There’s only one winner, but it’s encouraging to see so many people get connected with the business services in Peterborough and go on to open a local business with the support of our community.”

Visit to see the rules and regulations for applying to Win This Space.


Monthly Adopters

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

  • The Publican House Brewery
  • MossWorks Photography
  • Women’s Business Network of Peterborough
  • Marketing.Ink
  • Brant Basics
  • Studio-N
  • Commercial Press and Design

Media Sponsors

  • Moving Media
  • Oldies 96.7
  • 90.5 Extra
  • Snapd Peterborough
  • KawarthaNOW
  • The Wolf 101.5
  • Global Peterborough
  • Fresh Radio 100.5
  • PTBOCanada
  • Peterborough This Week
  • Peterborough Examiner

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