Finding Housing in Peterborough

In 2018, the Peterborough Currents team created themed episodes as a way to explore stories in the community. This episode about housing delved into seven stories about homes and housing.

Find time codes below for when each story begins:

  • (00:40) an afternoon on the farm of Peter and Ada Leahy;
  • (07:20) visiting with current and historical residents of homes in The Avenues;
  • (19:10) an interview with Rebecca Morgan-Quinn, Manager of Housing at the City of Peterborough about the City’s review of the Housing and Homelessness Plan;
  • (23:20) Dewey Jones organizes a group of seniors in Lakefield towards creating a living space for themselves through a non-profit called Abbeyfield;
  • (27:00) Trent University student Berfin Aksoy shares the unique challenges that  international students face looking for housing, and an interview with Meghan Johnny about the Peterborough Student Housing Co-operative initiative;
  • (34:45) an interview with Christian Harvey, Director of the Warming Room Community Ministries about his work supporting people experiencing homelessness;
  • and (41:30) an interview with Janice Keil who is assembling an all women construction crew to build a passive house in Northumberland County.

This episode was hosted and produced by Ayesha Barmania and Will Pearson. With a contribution by Mauricio Interiano. Music in this episode is courtesy of Olias, Nick Ferrio, and original compositions by John Whelan.


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