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Heritage Designation

Kawartha Lakes communities all have their own unique cultural heritage. Our historic buildings and landscapes are an important part of our identity and contribute to community pride, character and economic vitality.

Heritage designation protects valued heritage assets. Residents, City staff and the Municipal Heritage Committee can nominate properties for designation under the Ontario Heritage Act. A property can be designated and added to the Heritage Property Register if it meets at least one of the criteria for heritage designation. Entire districts can be designated if they are historically significant.

Heritage Conservation Districts - Downtown Lindsay and the Oak Street neighbourhood in Fenelon Falls

Evidence from communities across Ontario shows that Heritage Conservation Districts offer many benefits to municipalities and their residents, from stimulating local economies to boosting property values. Most important, they clarify what local people value in their communities and provide tools to manage changes in each District. In August, 2016, City Council adopted the Oak Street Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study and in September, 2016, adopted the Downtown Lindsay HCD Study.  Both studies show that there is enough merit to become designated Heritage Conservation Districts under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act.  Bray Heritage and Associates were retained to prepare the heritage conservation district plan for these areas. The final Heritage Conservation District Plans have been approved by Council. Please E-Mail the Economic Development Officer - Arts, Culture and Heritage, call 705-324-9411 extension 1498 or visit the Lindsay and Fenelon Falls library branches to view the plans.

Heritage Property Register

The Kawartha Lakes Heritage Property Register is an up-to-date public list of all heritage properties designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act in Kawartha Lakes. The register provides heritage value information for property owners, developers and land-use planners.

Kawartha Lakes Heritage Property Register

Address

City/Town/Village

By-law Number

21 Canal Street

Bobcaygeon

1997-06

11 Water Street

Coboconk

1989-40

37 Colborne Street

Fenelon Falls

1981-08, 1992-12

72 Francis Street West

Fenelon Falls

1981-10

15 Lindsay Street

Fenelon Falls

1979-7, 2001-172

103 Lindsay Street

Fenelon Falls

1983-20

50 Oak Street

Fenelon Falls

1979-06

13 Short Street

Fenelon Falls

1983-19

746 Janetville Road

Janetville

2010-090

4983 Monck Road

Kinmount

2008-082

4 Station Road

Kinmount

2000-19

5 Station Road

Kinmount

2000-20

23 Adelaide Street North

Lindsay

1990-71

28 Albert Street South

Lindsay

1990-10

55 Albert Street North

Lindsay

1985-15

40 Bond Street West

Lindsay

1991-24

46 Bond Street

Lindsay

1985-42

54 Bond Street

Lindsay

1987-48

60 Bond Street

Lindsay

1994-055

78 Bond Street

Lindsay

1991-25

9 Cambridge Street North

Lindsay

1985-38

31 Cambridge Street North

Lindsay

1988-86

51 Cambridge Street North

Lindsay

1994-017

58 Cambridge Street North

Lindsay

1988-87

4 Colborne Street East

Lindsay

2012-221

22 Elgin Street

Lindsay

1994-097

19 Francis Street

Lindsay

1989-01

21 Francis Street

Lindsay

1989-19

26 Francis Street

Lindsay

1986-27

9 Glenelg Street East

Lindsay

1985-23

2 Kent Street

Lindsay

1990-11

3 Kent Street

Lindsay

1988-48

171 Kent Street West

Lindsay

1981-03

180 Kent Street West

Lindsay

1981-04

190 Kent Street West

Lindsay

1988-39

210 Kent Street West

Lindsay

1980-03

2 Lindsay Street

Lindsay

1980-02

10 Lindsay Street South

Lindsay

1995-038

29 Regent Street

Lindsay

1992-76

46 Regent Street

Lindsay

2013-102

63 Regent Street

Lindsay

1983-09

10 Russell Street East

Lindsay

1986-05

12 Russell Street East

Lindsay

1987-06

29 Russell Street East

Lindsay

1984-34

45 Russell Street East

Lindsay

1990-70

45 Russell Street West

Lindsay

1981-46

17 Sussex Street North

Lindsay

1984-26

37-39 Sussex Street North

Lindsay

2015-141

45 Victoria Avenue North

Lindsay

1988-85

50 Victoria Avenue North

Lindsay

2000-068

86 Wellington Street

Lindsay

1988-01

8, 10, 12 William Street South

Lindsay

1988-84

37 William Street North

Lindsay

1993-01

73 William Street

Lindsay

1992-38

155 William Street North

Lindsay

1988-50

166 and 168 Ramsey Road

Little Britain

1997-10

704 Fingerboard Road

Little Britain

2005-154

1201 Salem Road

Little Britain

1995-26

8 Simcoe Street South

Manilla

1996-36

3448 Monck Road

Norland

2011-258

430 Taylor's Road

Oakwood

1993-19

973 Eldon Road

Oakwood

1992-04

949 Highway 7

Oakwood

1992-22

1 King Street

Omemee

2003-38

4249 Hwy 7

Omemee

2000-14

Pontypool Grain Elevator

Pontypool

2011-257

1185 Ballyduff Road

Pontypool

2007-124

119 Irene Avenue

Sturgeon Point

1993-12

Rain Shelter

Sturgeon Point

2007-006

56 King Street

Woodville

2010-092

100A King Street

Woodville

2012-220

121 King Street

Woodville

2010-093

124 King Street

Woodville

2010-094

145 King Street

Woodville

2010-091

Bobcaygeon

 21 Canal Street, Bobcaygeon

21 Canal Street Bobcaygeon

Property name: The Boyd Building

Reasons for designation: historical and architectural significance

This is the former office for the Mosson Boyd Lumber Company 1888. The building is constructed of stacked lumber typical of the period. Much of the original building remains today include the original doors and woodwork inside.

Coboconk

11 Water Street, Coboconk

Old Stone Jail House

Property name: Old Stone Jail House

Reasons for designation: historical significance

Construction in 1890. It is the smallest jail in Ontario, measuring 15 feet by 19 feet and two inches.

Fenelon Falls

37 Colborne Street, Fenelon Falls

27 Colborne Street Fenelon Falls

Reasons for designation: architectural and landmark value

72 Francis Street West, Fenelon Falls

Property name: Gazebo

Reason for designation: constructed in 1904

 

15 Lindsay Street, Fenelon Falls

Property Name: Ontario Hydro Area Office

Reasons for designation: historical significance

103 Lindsay Street, Fenelon Falls

103 Lindsay Street Fenelon Falls

Property name: CNR Railway Station

Reasons for designation: historical significance

50 Oak Street, Fenelon Falls

50 Oak Street Fenelon Falls

Property name: Fenelon Museum

Reasons for designation: architectural and historical value and interest

13 Short Street, Fenelon Falls

Reasons for designation: architectural significance

Janetville

746 Janetville Road, Janetville

746 Janetville Road

Reasons for designation: architectural value

Kinmount

4983 Monck Road, Kinmount

4893 Monck Road

Property name: Rail Station

Reasons for designation: architectural and historical significance

4 Station Road, Kinmount

4 Station Road

Property name: Austin Sawmill

Reasons for designation: architectural and historical significance

5 Station Road, Kinmount

5 Station Road Kinmount

Property name: Rail Station

Reasons for designation: architectural and historical significance

Lindsay

23 Adelaide Street North, Lindsay

23 Adelaide Street North Lindsay

Reason for designation: historical and architectural significance

John Langton bought this property from the crown in 1850 but never built on it, due to his election as Peterborough County's representative to Parliament in 1851. He sold the land to Dr. Joshua Fidler, a local coroner.

28 Albert Street South, Lindsay

28 Albert Street

Reason for designation: historical and architectural significance

55 Albert Street North, Lindsay

55 Albert Street

Reason for designation: architectural significance

Built by a Scottish stone mason, this house originally stood on a farm property 1.5 miles north of Manilla.  Stones used in the house were taken from that and neighboring farm properties. In 1934 the house was purchased by Mervyn and Margaret Sutcliffe.

40 Bond Street West, Lindsay

40 Bond Street

Reason for designation: architectural significance

46 Bond Street, Lindsay

46 Bond Street

Property name: The Garth

Reason for designation: architectural significance

Charles Rubridge built this cottage in1853.  It is now  referred to as "The Garth", which originated from the stone enclosure which surrounds the grounds and was built in 1935.

54 Bond Street, Lindsay

54 Bond Street Lindsay

Reason for designation: architectural and contextual reasons

60 Bond Street, Lindsay

60 Bond Street

Reason for designation: historic and architectural significance

This home is believed to have been constructed in 1875 for John McLennan.  Mr. McLenan was a prominent citizen of Lindsay and Sheriff of Victoria County. Mr. McLennan and members of his family resided here until the 1930's.

78 Bond Street, Lindsay

78 Bond Street

Reason for designation: architectural significance

This house was built about 1870 by James Lovell, a local merchant, on what used to be a 10 acre lot.

9 Cambridge Street North, Lindsay

Lindsay Fire Hall

Property name: Lindsay Fire Hall

Reason for designation: historical and architectural significance

The Lindsay fire of 1861 was instrumental in creating a permanent fire brigade and the need for a storage building for fire equipment, and housing fire fighting personnel.  Several earlier buildings were used for this purpose.

31 Cambridge Street North, Lindsay

31 Cambridge Street

Property name: The Goodwin House

Reasons for designation: environmental, historical and architectural reasons

This house was built approximately 1871 by Rick A. Goodwin, and was lived in by the family for a period of one hundred and one years.

51 Cambridge Street North, Lindsay

51 Cambridge Street

Reasons for designation: this house was built in the mid to late 1800's

Although it had many owners, the most prominent resident and owner was Mr. George Wilson - from 1898 to 1954.  Mr. Wilson was the publisher of the Lindsay Daily Post.

58 Cambridge Street North, Lindsay

58 Cambridge Street North

Reasons for designation: environmental and historical reasons

4 Colborne Street East, Lindsay

4 Colborne Street East

Reasons for designation: historical, architectural and cultural significance

22 Elgin Street, Lindsay

22 Elgin Street Lindsay

Reasons for designation: historical and contextual reasons

19 Francis Street, Lindsay

19 Francis Street

Reasons for designation: architectural and historical significance

It was built about 1900 by local lumber magnate John Carew, who also built two other houses in the immediate area.

21 Francis Street, Lindsay

21 Francis Street

Reasons for designation: architectural significance

26 Francis Street, Lindsay

City Hall

Property name: City Hall

Reasons for designation: historical and architectural significance

This building is one of the three judicial buildings designed by the influential Toronto Architect firm of Frederick Cumberland and William Storm - Osgoode Hall being one of the other buildings.

9 Glenelg Street East, Lindsay

The Kennedy House

Property name: Kennedy House

Reasons for designation: architectural interest

This house was built with locally made brick in the third quarter of the nineteenth century.  The structure is often referred to as the Kennedy House, after John Kennedy and his son Peter, who were treasurers for the Township of Ops for some 50 years.

2 Kent Street, Lindsay

2 Kent Street

Reasons for designation: architectural value

3 Kent Street, Lindsay

3 Kent Street

Reasons for designation: historical, architectural and cultural significance

171 Kent Street West, Lindsay

The Grand

Property name: The Grand hotel

Reasons for designation: architectural and historical significance

This building seems always to have been a hotel. It was under the management of John Irvine as early as 1875 and was known as the Market Hotel.  Mr. Jeremiah S.  McCarthy took over the hotel about 1890 and since then business has carried on as The Grand.

180 Kent Street West, Lindsay

Lindsay Town Hall

Property name: Lindsay Town Hall

Reasons for designation: architectural and historical significance

Designed by William Kauffman, architect of the famous Rossin House, Toronto.  Due to a disgruntled local contractor who shifted the surveyor pegs the night before the excavation, the walls of the Town Hall are 2 feet out of alignment.

190 Kent Street West, Lindsay

Lindsay Public Library

Property name: Lindsay Public Library

Reasons for designation: cultural and architectural heritage

This was one of the first 10 libraries funded by Andrew Carnegie.  It was designed by notable Toronto architect George Martwel Miller and constructed by James A. Chalmers of Lindsay.

210 Kent Street West, Lindsay

Victoria Park Armoury

Property name: Victoria Park Armoury

Reasons for designation: historical and architectural significance

The land was purchased by the town of Lindsay in 1912.  The Armory was built as a drill hall for the 45th Regiment and was one of a series of Armories requisitioned by Sir Sam Hughes as part of a program of military readiness.

2 Lindsay Street, Lindsay

Academy Theatre

Property name: The Academy Theatre

Reasons for designation: historical, architectural and cultural significance

The building was originally called The Academy of Music.  Performers such as Marie Dressler and the Dumbells graced its stage. It was one of the original silent movie houses east of Toronto, with the first movie being shown there in 1913.

10 Lindsay Street South, Lindsay

Reasons for designation: historical, architectural and cultural significance

29 Regent Street, Lindsay

29 Regent Street

Reasons for designation: architectural and contextual

46 Regent Street, Lindsay

46 Regent Street

Reasons for designation: historical, architectural and cultural significance

63 Regent Street, Lindsay

63 Regent Street

Reasons for designation: architectural and historical significance

This property was originally part of a large parcel of land owned by Captain Cheeseman Moe, a retired naval officer from Britain, reputed as a keen intellectual and boxer.  In 1847 he set out for the California Gold Rush, and never returned.

10 Russell Street East, Lindsay

10 Russell Street East Reasons for designation: architectural interest

The house was built approximately in 1870 by William Needler, who came to Lindsay (born in England) in 1862.  Mr. Needler was instrumental in building the mill and donated the property for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and Sunday School.

12 Russell Street East, Lindsay

12 Russell Street East

Property name: Schrier - Original Bank of Upper Canada in Lindsay

Reasons for designation: architectural and historical significance

As the home of the first bank in Lindsay, it can be said to be the place where banking began in this town. Originally built for the Bank of Upper Canada in 1853, it subsequently served as the Ontario Bank before becoming a private residence in 1873.

29 Russell Street East, Lindsay

St. Mary's Church, Lindsay

Property name: St. Mary's Catholic Church

Reasons for designation: historical and architectural significance

St. Mary's is the oldest church in Lindsay. The first Catholic Church was a log structure on the corner of Lindsay and Russell Streets. The first Mass was held November 1, 1941. The present church was built in 1858. The architect was Charles McCarthy.

45 Russell Street East, Lindsay

45 Russell Streeat East, Lindsay

Reasons for designation: architectural interest

This house was built by John Knowlson, one of the founders of the Lindsay land tract and a partner of Edmund Gregory in the drug store business, for his son James Knowlson. James was married in England in 1856 and returned to Lindsay in 1858.

45 Russell Street West, Lindsay

St. Paul's Anglican Church

Property name: St. Paul's Anglican Church

Reasons for designation: historical and architectural significance

Well-known Lindsay citizen Adam Huspeth donated the land to build the church when it became evident that a new building and site was needed for the growing congregation of St. Paul's Anglican Church.  The cornerstone was laid on Dominion Day, 1885.

17 Sussex Street North, Lindsay

17 Sussex Street North, Lindsay

Reasons for designation: historical significance

This house was purchased by Leslie M. and Gertrude Frost in 1941. Mr. Frost, a gentleman of great personal and political stature.  He represented Victoria-Halliburton in the Ontario Legislature and was Minister of Mines and Treasurer of Ontario.

37-39 Sussex Street North, Lindsay

37-39 Sussex Street North

Reasons for designation: historical, architectural and cultural significance

45 Victoria Avenue North, Lindsay

45 Victoria Avenue North, Lindsay

Reasons for designation: architectural and contextual

This house was built in 1880 by Thomas Evens Bradburn, who became a prominent member of Peterborough society, returning there after residing for only a few years in Lindsay.

50 Victoria Avenue North, Lindsay

Lindsay Jail

Property name: Lindsay Jail

Reasons for designation: historical and architectural significance

86 Wellington Street, Lindsay

86 Wellington Street

Reasons for designation: environmental and architectural

8, 10, 12 William Street South, Lindsay

8, 10 and 12 William Street

Reasons for designation: historical, architectural and cultural significance

37 William Street North, Lindsay

37 William Street North, Lindsay

Reasons for designation: historical, architectural and cultural significance

73 William Street, Lindsay

73 William Street

Reasons for designation: historical and architectural significance

155 William Street North, Lindsay

155 William Street North

Reasons for designation: historical and architectural value

The Carew House was built in 1908 by John Carew, a prominent local lumberman, businessman, and for five years, the district's conservative M.P.P

Little Britain

166 and 168 Ramsey Road, Little Britain

Property name: Beecroft Farm

Reasons for designation: architectural value

704 Fingerboard Road, Little Britain

Salem United Church

Property name: Salem United Church

Reasons for designation: historical, architectural and cultural significance

1201 Salem Road, Little Britain

Reasons for designation: historical, architectural and cultural significance

Manilla

8 Simcoe Street South, Manilla

Manilla Public Library

Property name: Manilla Public Library

Reasons for designation: architectural value

Norland

3448 Monck Road, Norland

Norland School

Reasons for designation: historical, architectural and cultural significance

Oakwood

430 Taylor's Road, Oakwood

Reasons for designation: architectural value

973 Eldon Road, Oakwood

Cameron's General Store

Property name: Cameron's General Store

Reasons for designation: historical value

This property was built in 1864.

949 Highway 7, Oakwood

Property name: Oakwood United Church

Reasons for designation: architectural value

Omemee

1 King Street West, Omemee

Coronation Hall, Omemee

Property name: Coronation Hall

Reasons for designation: historical and architectural significance

This property is the former Town Hall of Omemee

4249 Highway 7, Omemee

Emily Cemetery Chapel

Property name: Emily Cemetery Chapel

Reasons for designation: architectural value

The Chapel was built in 1928 and donated to the cemetery by Lady Eaton. The unique stone wall structure and arched stained glass windows are in the style of an old English Church.

Pontypool

Pontypool Grain Elevator Highway 12 (Pontypool Road)

Pontypool Grain Elevator

Property name: Pontypool Grain Elevator

Reasons for designation: architectural value

1185 Ballyduff Road, Pontypool

Property name: Fallingbrook Farm

Reasons for designation: architectural value

Sturgeon Point

119 Irene Avenue, Fenelon Falls

Sturgeon Point Union Church

Property name: Sturgeon Point Union Church

Reasons for designation: architectural significance

Rain Shelter, Sturgeon Point

Rain Shelter, Sturgeon Point

Property name: Sturgeon Point

Reasons for designation: architectural value

Woodville

56 King Street, Woodville

56 King Street, Woodville

Property name: Presbyterian Manse

Reasons for designation: architectural value

100A King Street, Woodville

100A King Street, Woodville

Reasons for designation: architectural value

121 King Street, Woodville

121 King Street, Woodville

Property name: Stoddart House

Reasons for designation: architectural value

124 King Street, Woodville

124 King Street, Woodville

Reasons for designation: architectural value

145 King Street, Woodville

145 King Street, Woodville

Property name: Morrison House

Reasons for designation: Architectural Value

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