Kawartha Lakes Community

Lindsay is the economic and administrative centre of the area and the largest of the former municipalities that now make up the City of Kawartha Lakes.

The town benefits from a full compliment of urban infrastructure, including an airport and hospital. There are professional services, a diverse manufacturing centre, educational services, recreational and social services, and still plenty of rural land.

Dating back to 1825, Lindsay is a balance between the past and present. The seeds of growth are continually being sowed with new housing and retail developments, while several examples of heritage architecture stand as tribute to Lindsay's rich history.

Education is front and centre with about one quarter of the municipality's residents living in LIndsay and the surrounding former Ops Township. Along with two public high schools, one catholic high school, and over a half-dozen elementary schools, there is also opportunity for further education with Fleming College's Frost Campus.

Lindsay also boasts an array of retirement and senior living options, from adult-oriented condos and apartments to long-term care facilites. LIving choices in town include apartments and century homes in the downtown area and a growing number of modern suburban neighbourhoods.

There is also growth in the works, with a large housing development planned for the nothwest section of town and another already growing on the southeast side.

Lindsay is also a town for those who live for hockey and rugby. The popular Lindsay Junior 'A' Muskies call the LIndsay Reacreation Complex home, while the LIndsay Gryphones rugby team play their home games at Greenway Field. The recreation complex is also used for skating and swimming.

The Victoria Rail Trail is the answer to outdoor adventures such as hiking, bicycling, ATVing or snowmobiling. Fomer rail lands extend in almost all directions from town, offering escapes with views of scenic countryside pasture, only a stones throw away from everything Lindsay has to offer.

Ken Reid Conservation Area, which is managed by Kawartha Conservation, also offers dozens of kilometres of trails, board-walks, scenic lookouts and a beach on the waters of Sturgeon Lake.

If theatre is more to you taste, then you are definitely in luck. The wonderful Academy Theatre of Performing Arts is the oldest facility of its kind in Ontario and home to the Kawartha Lakes Summer Playhouse.

Comedians, musicians, musicals and ballet all take to its stage. The Academy has played host to big name acts like Bruce Cockburn, Colin James, Blue Rodeo, Tommy Hunter, Paul Brandt, Ron James, Roger Whittaker and Michael Burgess among others.

Lock number 33 is also located in Lindsay as an essential link in the Trent-Severn Waterway. Boaters can take a detour between Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls on the system and travel south to Lake Scugog and Port Perry.

Lindsay has a number of annual events like the Lindsay Central Exhibition, which plays host to some of the biggest agricultural shows in the province. Classics on Kent sees the downtown streets lined with hundreds of classic cars each year as their owners drive in from near and far to show off their colourful, and fast, automotive masterpieces.

There's also a top-notch social sevice network in the Lindsay area through the recently expanded Ross Memorial Hospital and a number of other service organizations that offer help and support whenever it's needed.

If shopping's more your bag, Lindsay's historic downtown offers a number of shopping opportunities with scores of businesses ready to serve. Kent Street West also offers a more commercial shopping experience.

While Lindsay is an employment centre in its own right, its location also enables residents to commute with easy access to Highway 7 and Highway 35/115.

Courtesy of the Lindsay Post