For the over 50 age group, Bosnjak said it’s common for people to be lonely because of divorce or death.
“We were noted as being one of the best cities in the country as being age friendly and we continue to build on that structure as we move along,” says mayor Daryl Bennett, who cites the variety of cultural activities and affordable living as reasons for Peterborough’s popularity amongst seniors in Ontario.
In 2017, it’s listed as one of the best places to invest in Canada.
Ontario is Canada's most populous and second-largest province.
It stretches from Canada's southernmost point at Middle Island in Lake Erie in the south, to the Manitoba-Ontario border on Hudson Bay in the north, and from the banks of the St.
Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake The Niagara region offers affordable housing and a booming cultural pulse including wineries, restaurants and theatres.
With close proximity to both the GTA and southwestern Ontario, it’s no wonder that the Niagara region has the second-highest percentage of seniors in Ontario (behind Peterborough).
By comparison, northern Ontario, with nearly 90 per cent of the land, contains only six per cent of the population.
Despite the tendency to divide the province in three, geology, climate, soil and vegetation combine to create distinct areas within these broad classifications.
Considered the 7th best place to invest in Canada, in 2017.
 Peterborough In Peterborough one in five people are seniors, reports Leong.
“I guess it depends how outgoing you are, if you don’t mind going to the bars, but a lot of us don’t like that,” said Forster.