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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 itâ€™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