Peterborough Collegiate Vocational School

201 McDonnel Street, ,

Courtesy of the Heritage Preservation Office, City of Peterborough

The Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School can trace its roots back to 1826, when a grammar school was established just north of where Central School now stands. On August 1, 1907 the cornerstone for the present school was laid. The school has operated continuously since its completion. Among its more notable students are former Prime Minister and Nobel Laureate Lester B. Pearson and Jim Balsillie of Research In Motion. In the 1990s a restoration project returned the main corridor, doors, and walls to their original splendour. The exterior was repainted in colours reminiscent of the building’s early 1900s period.

GPS Coordinates: 44.309488000, -78.321862000