Kawartha Lakes - Economic Development
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Located just 90 minutes northeast of Toronto, the City of Kawartha Lakes and its many charming communities are nestled amongst beautiful lakes, winding rivers, scenic farmland and pristine wilderness. With over 250 lakes and rivers throughout vast stretches of panoramic beauty, the Kawartha Lakes offer visitors a wealth of leisure activities year round.

Pristine beauty awash with colourful skies and scenic vistas is only the beginning of your journey throughout rural Kawartha Lakes. Take a path in any direction along waterways and back roads to any of our charming and historic communities. The City of Kawartha Lakes is comprised of 17 towns and villages linked by the Trent-Severn Waterway. Our communities are nestled amongst beautiful lakes, winding rivers, scenic farmland and pristine wilderness.

The City of Kawartha Lakes is located on the northeast border of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and just over an hour from seven major freeways. Algonquin Park, Muskoka, and Halliburton lie to the north, Lake Simcoe to the west, Durham Region and the GTA to the south, and Peterborough to the east. Several of Canada's major 400-series highways (400, 401, 404, 407), the Trans Canada Highway 7, and Provincial Highways 35 and 115 provide fast access to other Canadian cities and major US border crossings.

Small plane travel is possible to the Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport located in Lindsay, and the Peterborough Airport, located thirty-five minutes east of Kawartha Lakes. The Oshawa Airport, a full service commercial aviation facility, is within forty minutes of Kawartha Lakes and thirty miles east of Toronto. Lester B. Pearson International Airport in Toronto is a one and one-half hour drive 135km (83 miles) from Kawartha Lakes. Pearson International is Canada's busiest airport, serving more than twenty-six million passengers annually and is serviced by all global airlines.


Lindsay at 180 Kent Street West

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Kawartha Lakes Maps are available for purchase at our Municipial Service Centre locations as well as from the City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development Office, located at 180 Kent Street West, Lindsay. For more information please contact us.

180 Kent St. W, Lindsay, OntarioK9V 2Y6
Phone 705-324-9411
Toll Free 1-866-397-6673

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