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Community Profile

Kawartha Lakes has a growing population of more than 75,000 residents, 31,000 seasonal residents, and an available workforce of more than 39,000 people. More than 1.45 million residents live within a one-hour drive of Kawartha Lakes.

During the summer months, we are a popular destination, attracting an additional 1.6 million visitors annually.

Our sectors of focus include: agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, and arts, culture and heritage.

Learn about all Kawartha Lakes has to offer including:

We have a skilled workforce suitable for traditional sectors and emerging technologies.

Economic Development staff members are available to assist you with all of your business needs including:

  • information about the City of Kawartha Lakes
  • community tours
  • site selection
  • developing local partnerships
  • expanding your business
  • youth entrepreneurship
  • start-up support
  • sourcing grants and incentives


Welcoming Diversity

The City of Kawartha Lakes values diversity and inclusion to ensure individual respect, community benefit and economic prosperity.

Check out some photos from our Pride Picnic 2019, where we celebrated diversity in Kawartha Lakes.

Photo Gallery: Pride Picnic 2019 will appear here on the public site.


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