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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area's boundaries?

The Peterborough DBIA is roughly located within the following boundaries: West to Bethune Street, East to Otonabee River, North to Murray Street, and South to Dalhousie Street. Please see our map: The DBIA

How do I become a member?

All businesses within the improvement area boundaries are automatically members and pay a special levy on their property taxes to support the work of the DBIA.

Can I become a member even if I’m outside the DBIA boundaries?

Absolutely. We offer associate memberships for those who are near, but not within our boundaries. Fees for associate memberships are based on the square footage of your business. Please contact the DBIA office at 705-748-4774 or to find out more.

I live downtown, am I a DBIA member?

No, DBIA membership is limited to commercial property owners and commercial tenants.

Is the DBIA a department of the City of Peterborough?

No, we are an arms-length non-profit with our own board of management and our own staff.

How can I list my business on The Boro website?

Listings on The Boro website,, are available at no charge to members of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area. Associate memberships are available for businesses near the DBIA boundaries. Submit your business at