A Guide to the Architecture of the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s in Peterborough, Ontario
James Ashby -DOCOMOMO Ontario
Susan Algie – Winnipeg Architecture Foundation
Design: Shelley Bruce
This introductory guide for residents and visitors identifies about thirty buildings, and includes both well known and lesser known examples. The guide is designed to bring further awareness and appreciation of the architecture of the modern era in Peterborough. Peterborough is a place of pilgrimage for enthusiasts of modern architecture, with Trent University as the primary destination. In fact, in 2005 a group of ninety architects, historians, planners, and academics from across the country met in Peterborough for Canada’s first national conference on the conservation of buildings and sites of the modern era. “Conserving the Modern in Canada” focused on buildings constructed between 1945 and 1975. This guide arose from that initiative.