Free Parking in Downtown Lindsay Begins June 16th

Beginning on Monday, June 16 there will be free parking at all Lindsay metered parking spots within the downtown core for a maximum of two hours. Users who park in off-street lots will still be required to pay.

Focusing on customer needs, the free metered parking is part of a current Initiative Management Black Belt project on parking utilization in Lindsay’s downtown core which will yield a better understanding of the needs of our customers.

During the course of the free parking period surveys will be completed both in-person, as well as on the City’s website at and will be distributed via the City’s social media channels.

The goal of the project is to determine whether on-street parking meters play a role in the utilization of parking downtown, whether people are familiar with the City’s off-street parking lots, the purpose of the visits to Lindsay’s downtown, and how much and by what method people would prefer to pay for parking in Lindsay’s downtown.

The information gathered during the data collection phase will be instrumental in providing invaluable information to the City as well as downtown merchants and business owners.

For questions regarding Lindsay’s downtown parking utilization data collection initiative please contact:

Denise Williams
Process Improvement Facilitator
(705) 928-5931


Ron Taylor
Director of Development Service
(705) 324-9411 Ext. 1239


So pleased to read this media release…for a couple of reasons

1. Caring neighbours; and

2. The youth have been diverted to the Youth Criminal Justice 

Media release: Youth Apprehended for Entering Cars 

Two youths caught entering parked vehicles have been diverted to a Youth Criminal Justice Act diversion program. 

Around 11pm, Monday evening an Applewood Crescent resident observed two young males entering a neighbour’s parked car and called police.  A short time later, a Sanderling Crescent resident observed two young males on his front porch and gave chase. 

Police arrested a 14 year old boy and a 17 year old boy for the above mentioned offences.  

Through consultation with the boys’ families, they have been referred to a Youth Criminal Justice program. 


Firefighters may be coming to your door

Kawartha Lakes firefighters could be coming to your door to check for working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms as part of their annual door-to-door campaign.

The campaign runs from June until the end of September. Firefighters will be going door to door on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 until 8:30, in the town of Lindsay.  In the Bobcaygeon and Omemee areas, the hours of operation are from 1:30-3:30 PM. The Local Volunteer Fire Department will be canvassing in other participating areas for the months of July and August evenings and weekends.

Kawartha Lakes Fire Rescue Service wants to remind residents and seasonal visitors that smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are law in your home and cottage. Fires can move so fast that even if a fire started in another room while you are home and awake, without the early warning of a working smoke alarm you may not have enough time to get to safety.

Smoke alarms are required by law on every level of your home and outside of all sleeping areas; failure to comply could result in a $235 ticket per offence. Cottages, RV’s, hunt camps, and camping trailers shouldn’t be forgotten as fires can happen on your vacation as well.

On average 100 people in Ontario die from fire every year, but Kawartha Lakes firefighters want this year to be different, and they are hitting the streets to do just that.

For further information, please contact:

Ronald Woolfrey
Fire Prevention Inspector
(705) 324-5731 ext. 586

CAN-BIKE courses coming to Lindsay

The City of Kawartha Lakes, Parks, Recreation and Culture, in partnership with the Kawartha Cycling Club, is pleased to offer two new adult cycling courses this summer. 

Cycling Canada has developed a series of courses to improve Canada’s proficiency in road cycling.  CAN-BIKE 1 is a 2-day course to help cyclists develop skills and build confidence in low traffic neighborhoods and is scheduled June 14-15.  CAN-BIKE 2 is an advanced adult course focusing on defensive cycling for commuter and recreational cyclists who ride in traffic and is scheduled for Aug. 15-17.  Both courses will take place at the Lindsay Recreation Complex.  Courses are suitable for riders 15 years and older and fees are $60 for CAN-BIKE 1 and $90 for CAN-BIKE 2.

For more information or to register, please contact the Parks, Recreation and Culture office at 50 Wolfe Street in Lindsay, or call 705-324-9411 ext. 1335, or e-mail

For further information, please contact:

Shelley Cooper
705-324-9411 ext. 1335