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Important information you need to know, before you begin your move to Peterborough from Montreal. Peterborough is an Ontario municipality that is also known as the gateway to the Kawartha Lakes region and often the shelter for those working in the Greater Toronto Area due to its proximity to the city. The city of Peterborough has been enriched with natural beauty and city history, but it offers many quality services that make it a rural city. Currently, Peterborough has a population of approximately 74,898 with the majority speaking English, compared to only 1.1% of the population who openly speak French as their first language.

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Moving from Montreal to Peterborough can be accomplished in a successful and stress-free manner with enough financial planning and work organization. The distance between Montreal and Peterborough is approximately 485 km, which translates to approximately 5 hours and 50 minutes of driving which can vary depending on the speed of the vehicle, as well as your route. 

The most direct route to Peterborough remains Highway 720 West, until you turn onto Highway 20 West. Eventually, once you cross the provincial borders, you will be driving along Ontario’s Highway 401 West, where much of your journey will pass through this road. Once you pass the town of Cobourg, you must then take Highway 115 North; this road will take you to Peterborough. En route to Peterborough you will pass through a number of towns such as Cornwall, Kingston, Belleville, Port Hope, Orono, Millbrook, until you finally arrive at the destination.

If you are moving to Peterborough for study, the city has two great institutions that offer different study programs. Trent University has been founded in the city since the early 1960s. This university offers different programs to help students get the best education possible. If you have an average of 90% or higher on your transcript, Trent University will pay a portion of your first years tuition. This makes this institution the first choice in post-secondary education not only in the Kawartha region, but also in the province of Ontario. There is also a college campus of Fleming College which was also established in the 1960s. If you have children who need to attend school in the city, Peterborough has 41 elementary schools and 8 secondary schools. However, there are 41 elementary schools and 8 high schools that are French-speaking and may be a perfect match for those considering moving to Peterborough from Montreal.

If you have decided to use public transport, Peterborough has a public transport service run by Peterborough Transit, with a number of daily routes operating throughout the city. In 2009, Go Transit introduced bus service from the city to connect it to Oshawa GO trains. There are several means of transport, especially during the summer season; in this regard many places are connected to the Trent Severn Waterway creating a link between Lake Ontario and Lake Huron. It would be a great experience to travel along this historic waterway and enjoy the summer season.

There are various sources available including online electronic sources to easily find accommodation in Peterborough that will fit your family budget. Due to the city’s location along the water, there are many beautiful places to choose your future home or apartment. Due to the presence of educational institutions in the city, there is also plenty of affordable housing available for students looking for an apartment close to their university campus. Learning about local laws and provincial legislation will keep you ahead of the game when choosing a house or apartment. Also, do some research to find out about average house prices as this will not only help you make a good purchase, but also prepare you better when negotiating with a prospective landlord or real estate agent.

It is always a great idea to visit this city before your final move. This will allow you to get to know not only the streets of the city better, but it will also give you the chance to familiarize yourself with the local conditions. If you have a family and if you are moving with your family, it is also a good idea to take a few family members with you to spend a pleasant family weekend in this beautiful city. Peterborough has different types of affordable restaurants like Caribbean, Korean, Japanese or even traditional family restaurants perfect for all ages. There are also a number of affordable hotels and motels like the Holiday Inn Waterfront, Super 8 Peterborough and Best Western Otonabee Inn.

Peterborough has a rich history dating back to the 19th century and most residents benefit from this beautiful city which for many new residents is an easy place to transition from a city like Montreal.

Be sure to choose a moving company that has experience moving long distances or has done moving work to the city of Peterborough from Montreal. This will ensure professionalism and quality of work.

Moving from Montreal to Peterborough, Ontario could be a messy affair, with many steps involved to ensure everything goes smoothly and with great care and precision. Thus, finding a reliable and experienced company in long-distance moving is very important.

A reliable and skillful moving company can undoubtedly give you satisfaction and peace of mind. So you can focus on other tasks during the move and save your valuable time. Without proper research, you may not receive quality service. Check the references of the moving company, find the references of former clients and their level of satisfaction for the work carried out by the company in question, find out if the moving company you choose does or has done in the past moving work to the city you want to go there to live.

Moving piano from Montreal to Peterborough or a pool table, ask if the movers have the experience and all the necessary equipment for moving!

By choosing the service of moving ALEX – you will ensure that your belongings and belongings are handled safely and professionally, and that it is all done as quickly as possible. The choice is yours!

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