{ Editorial ]

Letters: December 2017

Downtown Re: “Who Belongs Downtown?” As a downtown business owner ( I own the Speak Easy Cafe ) I wanted to express my opinion of tbe Downtown Ambassadors. We used their services 5 times in the few short weeks they were available to us. Having them on call so to speak made me feel better […]

A Turning Point

This December marks the end of the second year of Electric City Magazine. It has been a long, strange, wonderful, and (if we’re being honest) incredibly stressful couple of years. Making this magazine has been a joy and a struggle, and we have used these pages to speak as openly as possible about that journey, […]

Job Posting: Design and Production

Electric City Magazine is hiring! We are looking a creative, driven, and generally awesome person to take over design and production of the magazine. This person will help to maintain and develop the look and feel of the magazine, and will play an essential role in every aspect of its print production.   Responsibilities Lay […]

Letters: November 2017

Why not aim higher? Re: “Same Old Story“ Your speculation of a hypothetical situation in which Maryam Monsef had been elected mayor seems to ignore her record as an MP. Your emphasis of her willingness to “listen to people… before telling them what to do” ignores her botched electoral reform campaign that was widely criticized […]

Same Old Story

It’s an interesting thought experiment to imagine how Electric City Magazine’s political coverage would have been different if the 2014 election had ended with Maryam Monsef as mayor, and a City Council with a wider perspective on the city. To be quite honest, we get tired of writing about Mayor Daryl Bennett and City Council […]

Letters: September 2017

The Peterborough Vortex Re: “The Pull of Peterborough” I sit here on my little writing spot in the corner of my couch on King St.(near Monaghan) with my mouth open a bit. I have lived in Peterborough for 41 years and have always called Peterborough , ‘the vortex’. I gave birth to 3 Peterborouians. One […]

Where Can You Find Electric City Magazine?

Electric City Magazine is now available at over 110 locations across Peterborough, and beyond into Lakefield, Bobcaygeon, and Millbrook Here’s a complete list of locations:   PETERBOROUGH – DOWNTOWN (George St) City Hall, Tonic Hair, Bluestreak, Peterborough Community Credit Union, The Spill, Pipe Dreams, Apollo Grill, Ariyana, Haaselton’s, Olde Stone Brewery, Natas, Speakeasy, Jimmy Guaco’s, Pita […]

What’s in a Slogan?

A mysterious monolith appeared at the southern entrance to the city, at the Parkway and Highway 115, last year and now, like the apes in 2001: A Space Odyssey, the people of Peterborough are being asked to give it meaning—preferably a meaning that will attract desperately needed tourists to the spot, which will soon host […]

Letters: August 2017

Bike Hegemony Re: “A City That Cycles” These initiatives are great, but I am hoping for a better balance or better way for bikes, walkers, and motor vehicle to operate. Biking favours the able and those living locally. The bike lane arrangement along George Street north of Parkhill has limited community usage of Sadleir House […]

Letters: July 2017

Don’t Blame the Artists Re: “A Space For Us,” “Letters: June 2017” I was pleased by Will Pearson’s response to my article, but feel compelled to address any implication that artists may be culpable for gentrification. Blaming artists for this problem is a narrative we need to refute and whose origins we should question. The […]