The Avenues neighbourhood is over a hundred years old, originally built in the early twentieth century as a subdivision to accommodate Peterborough’s growth as an industry town. For the people that live in the Avenues now, their houses are a connection to Peterborough’s past. And sometimes, that past comes literally knocking on the door.
PLUS: The housing shortage is making home ownership less accessible in Peterborough. One resident in the Avenues says building small houses in the neighbourhood’s historic laneways is one way to ease the pressure.
Listen above for these two stories and more.
(Thanks to Caroline Tennent, Rob Fortin, Sue Newman, and Michael Gallant for sharing their stories, and to Olias for the music.)