Business View Magazine | March 2020

356 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MARCH 2020 we have going through the urban areas and the downtown core.” With its long-standing devotion to innovation and invention, coupled with low housing prices, a plethora of cultural activities, a supportive business sector, and a generally high quality of life, it’s no wonder that Peterborough is considered one of the best places to retire in Ontario, as well as among the best places in which to invest. And as it grows with all the amenities of a big city, but with a small-town feel, both Keenan and Therrien believe it is primed to become that new center of clean tech entrepreneurship for Canada. “This community is growing through innovation and sustainability,” Keenan observes. “And I think that will be the powerhouse of this community, going forward.” Therrien agrees: “Peterborough is an open and inclusive community,” she declares. “We are growing, and not just in population, but in diversity. And we’re moving forward in a progressive way.” PREFERRED VENDORS n Trent University One of Ontario’s top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that’s personal, purposeful and transformative. Trent is known for sustainability, and ranks among the top universities in the world for commitment to environmental leadership. Trent University is also home to Cleantech Commons, Canada’s premier destination for green and low-carbon technology research. n Fleming College