A Brief Introduction...

In 2003 a demand for increased student space combined with sadness and outrage at the loss of Peter Robinson College prompted a group of students to get together under the name of the Downtown Student Facility Trust. This group put forward a referendum question to Trent full-time undergraduate students to establish a fee to purchase an existing building in downtown Peterborough to form a non-profit educational and cultural facility to be shared with the community as a whole. In March 2003, the referendum passed and the levy was established. The group worked hard throughout the next year and incorporated on February 19th, 2004 as the P. R. Community & Student Association (PRCSA). On the 27th of February, 2004 the group took possession of Sadleir House and the building opened it’s doors once more. The PRCSA now operates the building as a student and community centre, relying on money from Trent students and donations from individuals to operate the facility (the PRCSA is a registered charity). In 2005, Sadleir House received historical designation from the City of Peterborough in recognition of its architectural and historical value.

Sadleir House is envisioned to be a meeting point for the university community and an interface between Trent and the broader Peterborough community. It strives to offer;

  • An intimate and collegiate environment for interaction between alumni, students, faculty, staff and members of the broader Peterborough community;
  • Office, activity, meeting and performance space for student and community organizations;
  • Retention of a key element of Trent and Peterborough heritage within our community