Kawartha Lakes - Economic Development
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Community Profile

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In Kawartha Lakes, you can enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle that includes a lower cost of living, small town charm with big city services, historic downtowns, excellent schools and postcard-quality scenery.

We have a skilled workforce suitable for the traditional industries of manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, retail, construction, as well as emerging technologies in geomatics, water management, medical supplies and agri-food services. Our Frost Campus of Sir Sandford Fleming College contains the highly regarded School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences.

The City's "environment first" principle has been demonstrated through Council's approval of the Green Hub Community Improvement Plan to encourage industry investment with a focus on clean or green technologies and services.

We invite you to join us in our playground - close to Toronto, but just far enough away!


  • Recreational Parks: 35
  • Provincial Parks: 3
  • Conservation Areas: 3
  • Year Round Trails: Over 100 km
  • Golf Courses: 12
  • Lakes: 250
  • Waterways: 386 kms of the Trent-Severn Waterway 
  • Beaches and Resorts: 23
  • Farmers' Markets:  3


  • 131 km (81 miles) northeast of Toronto
  • 259 km (161 miles) north of U.S. (New York State) border
  • 512 km (318 miles) southwest of Montreal


  • Post Secondary Schools: Sir Sandford Fleming College
  • Elementary and High Schools: 30 
  • Daycare Facilities: 10


  • Hospitals: 1
  • Medical Centres: 6


  • Highways: #7 Trans Canada, #35 Provincial and #115 Provincial.
  • Local Airport: Lindsay Airpark has a 3,500 ft paved and lighted runway.
  • Port and Rail Access: closest is Oshawa, 75 kms from Lindsay.


  • 33,000 and up to 250,000 within 30 minutes
  • Major exports: automotive parts, textile products, grass and agricultural seeds, sawmills, log homes.
  • Manufacturers: 125+
  • Manufacturers (20+ employees): 20
  • Serviced Industrial Land (hectares): 373


  • 73,214 (2011 Census population)


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

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