Kawartha Lakes - Economic Development
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Transportation & Logistics


The City of Kawartha Lakes is easily accessible to all major transportation routes including Highways 401, 404 and 407.  Highway #401 is 45 kilometres from Lindsay and 20 kilometres from the southern border of the City.  Highway #401 is the major east-west expressway providing ready access to Toronto, Montreal, Hamilton and the Nation's other commercial and industrial centres.

Lindsay is the economic hub of the City of Kawartha Lakes. It is accessed by Trans Canada Highway # 7 and Provincial Highway # 35. The latter is currently being assessed for a planned four-lane expansion from the junction at Provincial Highway # 115 to Lindsay. Other future expansions being considered are that of Provincial Highway # 404 along the west border of our City and Provincial Highway # 407 to the # 35 and # 115 junction.

Highway # 35 is also the "Gateway to the Kawartha Lakes Region" providing immediate access to Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Coboconk, Norland and north into the County of Haliburton.

The Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport, located just outside of Lindsay, is a Transport Canada certified airport with 24 hour radio operated lighting and provides quick and easy access to key points throughout Ontario and beyond.

Rail Services  

Rail services including intermodal, bulk and refrigeration, are available through connections in Oshawa, the nearest station - a trucking distance of forty minutes from the City of Kawartha Lakes.

The Canadian National Railway Company (CN) and the Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) rail corridors cross south Oshawa, providing freight service and switching facilities on Canada's mainland corridors from Eastern Canada to Southwestern Ontario, Western Canada and the American mid-west through Buffalo, Detroit and Sarnia.  A CP rail corridor connecting Toronto and Peterborough crosses north Oshawa


Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport  

Kawartha Lakes Flight Centre operates the 160 acre site, located just outside of Lindsay.  The Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport is a Transport Canada certified airport with 24 hour radio operated lighting and provides quick and easy access to key points throughout Ontario and beyond. The airport is licensed for day/night V.F.R. and I.F.R. operations and is a Port of Entry for Canada Customs.

There is a primary asphalt runway - 3,500 feet long and 75 feet wide, and a secondary turf runway - 2,800 feet long and 65 feet wide. There is one asphalt taxi-way from the primary runway and one turf taxi-way from the secondary runway to the apron and tie-down areas.

There is one large "T" hangar featuring 10 self - contained units - 39 feet wide by 35 feet deep by 14 feet high. Each unit has its own hydro and access doors. The second hangar is a storage hangar and measures 50 feet by 80 feet by 14 feet.

Lester B. Pearson International Airport - Toronto

The City of Kawartha Lakes is a 1.5 hour drive from the Lester B. Pearson International Airport. Lester B. Pearson International Airport is Canada's busiest airport. Pearson's three major terminals serve more than 26 million passengers annually. Pearson is serviced by all of the world's major airlines. Businesses located in the City of Kawartha Lakes are assured of worldwide passenger and cargo air services only miles away.


Port of Oshawa

The City of Kawartha Lakes is within easy access to the multi-laned Highway 401, which provides a vital transportation link between Montreal and Windsor/Detroit, and is within minutes of the Oshawa Harbour compound. The Port of Oshawa offers a complete range of equipment to accommodate any kind of cargo with Rail Freight readily available for transshipment of cargoes.

Capable of accommodating any size or type of vessel entering the Seaway system, Port of Oshawa provides shippers with cargo handling equipment, from heavy lift cranes to fork lifts and a labour force experienced in handling all types of cargo.

The combination of convenient access to major markets, fast turn-around time, excellent facilities and competitive rates makes Port of Oshawa the logical choice for shippers moving to world trade zones from Central Ontario, and world traders selling into the mid-continent marketplace.

Port of Toronto

The Port of Toronto, situated downtown in Canada's largest city, provides important transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses in the City of Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area, and the City of Kawartha Lakes. The Port directly serves 1/3 of the Canadian population and the nation's economic engine.  The unique combination of immediate access to marine and major highway and rail facilities have made the Port of Toronto a transportation hub for a much wider market, including all of Ontario, northwestern Quebec, and upstate New York and Ohio.

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