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Downtown Lindsay Reconstruction

Welcome to the Downtown Lindsay Reconstruction project page

Lindsay is undergoing a major reconstruction of the downtown area with construction from 2019-2022.
This page will provide you with information on the latest updates and construction details during the reconstruction project.

All businesses remain open for curbside pickup during construction.

Downtown Lindsay Reconstruction

The municipality is undertaking a design project to reconstruction downtown Lindsay. The project scope will involve a re-design of Lindsay between Victoria Avenue to the west, Lindsay Street to the east, Russell Street to the south and Peel Street to the North. 


The project will address Downtown Kent Street in Lindsay, as well as portions of the surrounding streets:

  • Russell Street, Peet Street (2019, completed)
  • Lindsay Street and Kent Street West (2020)
  • Kent Street West, Cambridge Street (2021)
  • William Street and York Street (2022)

Watch Mayor Letham explain the phases of construction on Kawartha Lakes Matters on Cogeco YourTV.


Did you know that the infrastructure in downtown Lindsay is over 100 years old? That means that the underground utilities, such as the storm sewer, sanitary sewer and watermain systems are outdated and need replacing. At the same time, we are taking the opportunity to address the road, sidewalk, landscaping and walkability features of the area. 

Watch Mayor Letham describe why the project is needed and what the end result will be, on Global News.


Project information 

Please click on the headings below for more information on the Downtown Lindsay Reconstruction Project.

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Phase three project updates
 Week of January 4, 2021

Monday, January 4

  • Mobilization
  • Perimeter Fence installations – On Kent Street from William Street  to Cambridge Street

 Tuesday, January 5

  • Pulverize asphalt

Wednesday, January 6

  • Sanitary Sewer install – starting on Kent Street at Cambridge Street and working towards William Street (South side of road)
  • Sanitary lateral installations

Thursday, January 7

  • Continue Sewer Installations
  • Continue Sewer Lateral installations

Friday, January 8

  • Continue Sewer Installations -Install San MH 3 (mid block, in front of Friendly Dollar & Discount)
  • Continue Sewer Lateral installations
 Project background 
Project phases

At the September 24, 2019 Council meeting, engineering staff brought forward a report requesting modifications of the current Downtown Lindsay Reconstruction project.

The report outlined an update to the recommended phases of the project. The project will be completed in four main phases, with phase one currently under construction. The intent of the updated phases is to minimize the construction occurring on Kent Street during the summer months while also allowing for a flexible schedule to meet realistic timelines for a project of this size and capacity.

See below for an updated map on the Downtown Lindsay Reconstruction Project phases.

Downtown Lindsay Phases outlined

Phase 1 of the project, includes Peel Street from Victoria Avenue to William Street, and Russell Street from Lindsay Street to Victoria Avenue.

Phase 2 of the Downtown Reconstruction includes Kent Street from William to Lindsay Street, and Lindsay Street from Russell to Kent Street E. Phase 2 work is to be constructed between February and November of 2020, ensuring that Kent St is not reconstructed during the busy summer months (July and August).

Phase 3 includes Kent Street from Victoria to William Street, Cambridge Street from Peel Street to Russell Street. Phase 3 work is to be constructed between January and November 2021 ensuring that Kent Street is not reconstructed during the busy summer months (July and August).

Phase 4 includes William Street from Peel Street to Russell Street, York Street from Peel Street to Russell Street and Peel Street from William Street to York Street. Work is to be constructed between March and November 2022.

 Public meetings

The first Public Open House was held on May 31, 2018 at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay.

Please see below for materials presented at the first Downtown Lindsay Reconstruction Public Open House on May 31, 2018.

May 31, 2018
Public meeting #1 

Please be advised that the presentation and display boards available for download are not in an accessible format. If you require assistance, please contact the City's Engineering and Corporate Assets department by calling 705-324-9411 extension 2117 or email

The second Public Open House was held on March 7, 2019 at the Victoria Park Armoury from 6pm to 8pm. The information centre presented the proposed streetscape plans, building on previously completed planning and design studies and incorporate the feedback of Public Open House 1 and additional input from the Stakeholder Groups Working Meeting, which included the Lindsay Downtown BIA, Downtown Revitalization Working Group, Heritage Committee and Accessibility Committee.

March 7, 2019 
Public meeting #2


 Project FAQs
How long is the reconstruction going to last?
The reconstruction project will be completed in four phases, as outlined above. The project is expected to be fully completed by 2022.
What exactly is being replaced?
  • Watermains and water services
  • Sanitary Sewers and sanitary services
  • Sections of storm sewer where needed
  • Sidewalks, curbs, asphalt
Are businesses still open during the reconstruction?
 Yes, all businesses will remain open during the different phases of reconstruction. Should any businesses have any questions or concerns regarding operations during the reconstruction, please reach out to:

Carlie Arbour
Economic Development Officer- Community
705-324-9411 extension 1396

Where do I park during the reconstruction?
All municipal parking lots will remain open during the reconstruction project, as well as parking along designated streets not affected by the road closures. A digital map of all municipal parking in the downtown Lindsay area is available online.

For more information on restrictions, hours of operation and parking permits, please visit our Parking page.
How do I find out when roads are closed?
To stay up to date on road closures and construction information, please subscribe to our "Construction Updates and Road Closures" category through our newsroom.
Are you hosting any more public meetings?
 The public information centres have all been completed for the reconstruction project. If there are any questions regarding the construction, please contact the Project Lead team below. For media inquiries, please contact our Communications division.
 Project lead 
Paul Turner, P.Eng.

55 King Street East
Bowmanville, Ontario  L1C 1N4
Phone : 905-697-4464 extension 6902

Juan Rojas, P.Eng.
City of Kawartha Lakes
12 Peel Street, Box 9000 
Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8
Phone : 705-324-9411 extension 1151


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