Confederation Square

501 George Street North, ,

This was Peterborough’s first cemetery. It later became a farmers’ market and fair grounds before finally becoming Central Park in 1883. In 1927 it was named “Confederation Square” in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Confederation. Today, Confederation Square features the Citizens’ War Memorial dedicated to the soldiers killed during the two World Wars and the Korean War. The square also features the Brown Memorial to commemorate Peterborough citizen, Captain Edward Brown, who died at Batoche during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. A third memorial, completed in 2010, pays tribute to the “returning brave” from the two World Wars and the Korean War.

GPS Coordinates: 44.308978000, -78.320412000