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Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment

December 2023 project update
  • Work at Bobcaygeon Beach Park is 95% complete. 
  • Installation of the launch ramps and the floating docking system is expected to be completed for the 2024 boating season.
July 2022 project update

Work continued on the Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment project throughout June and is projected to continue into August.

July project updates and activities include:

  • Continued site servicing and exterior lighting installation
  • Site topsoil placement and grading continues
  • The exteriors of the maintenance and washroom buildings are 95% complete
  • Plumbing, electrical and interior finishes continue in the Maintenance and Washroom buildings
  • The beach area is 90% complete and is now open to the public
  • Pathways and parking areas have been shaped and base aggregate installed
  • Playground construction and installation is complete (not yet open to the public)
  • Headwalls and retaining walls are nearing completion

Projected activities for August 2022 include, but are not limited to:

  • Site topsoil placement and grading
  • Concrete and hard surface installation around the Washroom building
  • Concrete curbing will be formed and installed
  • Work will continue on the interior of the Maintenance and Washroom buildings.Playground at Bobcaygeon Beach Park Bobcaygeon Beach Park Beach
April 2022 project update

Work continued on the Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment project in April and will continue into May.

April project updates and activities completed to date include:

  • Masonry work for the Washroom and Maintenance Building facades is now 98% complete.
  • Electrical trenching is complete.
  • Site sub-grade is now complete.

Projected activities for May include, but are not limited to:

  • Installation of park lighting is underway.
  • Site servicing continues.
  • Installation of granular material for hardscaping will continue.
  • Concrete curbing and surfacing will commence.
  • Roofing for the Washroom and Maintenance Buildings is underway and expected to be completed in May.
March 2022 project update

Work continued on the Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment project this month and will continue into April.

March project updates and activities completed to date include:

  • Fill export has now been completed.
  • The masonry work on the exterior of the building facades and interior masonry walls advanced and is now 90% complete.

Projected activities for April include, but are not limited to:

  • Continued electrical trenching and site servicing.
  • Masonry work for the Washroom and Maintenance Building facades will be finalized.
  • Installation of granular material for hardscaping will take place.

Bobcaygeon Beach Park March update March update

January 2022 project update

Work continued on the Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment project in January and is projected to continue into February.

January project updates and activities include:

  • Continued electrical trenching and site servicing.
  • Fill export continues daily.
  • Framing of the Maintenance and Washroom Buildings has been completed.
  • The Masonry contractor has commenced work on the exterior building facades, interior masonry walls of the washroom building have been completed.

Projected activities for February 2022 include, but are not limited to:

  • Fill export to continue.
  • Masonry work on the Washroom and Maintenance Building facades will continue.

Washroom building at Bobcaygeon Beach Park Washroom building at Bobcaygeon Beach Park

December 2021 project update

Significant work has been completed on the Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment project over the past month and is projected to continue in January.

December project updates and activities completed to date include:

  • Site rough grading is 90% complete.
  • Site culverts have been installed.
  • Electrical trenching is underway with the majority of the conduit to be installed and backfilled by the end of December.
  • Fill export continues daily.
  • Framing for the Maintenance and Washroom Buildings are now approaching completion.
  • The Masonry contractor will mobilize and prepare structures for exterior facades and interior masonry walls prior to the end of December.

Projected activities for January 2022 include, but are not limited to:

  • Fill export to continue.
  • Masonry work to advance on Washroom and Maintenance Buildings to include exterior finishes and interior infrastructure.

Bobcaygeon Beach Park Bobcaygeon Beach Park culvert

October 2021 project update

After experiencing a pause due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and additional studies being conducted, construction for the Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment has now resumed.

Archaeological assessments of the property have been completed, with no substantial archaeological findings. Further permitting requirements with Parks Canada are ongoing.

Current site work will include, continued construction on the park washrooms and maintenance facilities, site preparations/removals and grading and construction of pedestrian bridge access points.

July 2021 project update

After experiencing a pause due to COVID-19 and additional studies, construction for the Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment is expected to resume August 2021. During the Stay at Home Order, staff continued tasks within social distancing protocols to keep the project moving. As a result, the park is on schedule to open by Summer 2022.

The municipality is required to perform a variety of site inspections and studies. Staff have been in the process of these studies the last few months and they are almost complete. This includes:

  • An Under Water Archaeological Assessment that has been completed with no archaeological findings
  • A Terrestrial Archaeological Assessment of the property that is 50% complete, with no substantial archaeological findings so far
  • Further testing in line with Parks Canada is taking place throughout July

It is anticipated all the tests and studies will be finished in the coming weeks, so construction may resume in August.

April 2021 project update

The Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment project has experienced and will encounter additional delays as a result of COVID-19. The impacts are material delivery delays and postponed construction activities for safety reasons.

Completed activities:

  • All Site servicing completed, including:
    • Sanitary in place
    • Water services in place
    • Electrical conduit 50% complete  
    • Boat dock anchors
    • Bridge abutments
    • Pedestrian Bridge in place 

Maintenance Building

  • Slab excavation
  • Concrete floating slab
  • Concrete floor fishing
  • Underfloor piping and conduit
  • Block walls

Main Washroom Building

  • Excavation for building footings
  • Concrete footing pour
  • Concrete wall pour to grade
  • Block walls
  • Underfloor piping and conduit

Future prioritized activities (to be completed between April 30 to June 3):

Maintenance Building:

  • Doors/windows
  • Trusses

Main Washroom Building

  • Concrete floor
  • Doors/windows
  • Trusses
  • Site grading
  • Boat Launch
  • Import granular 
  • Import topsoil
  • Export fill
March 2021 project update

The Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment project has experienced some delays as a result of inclement weather. Next month’s construction progress is imperative and will dictate if the project remains on schedule.

Completed activities:

  • All site servicing has been completed, sanitary and water services are now in place. Electrical conduit is now 50% complete.

Maintenance Building:

  • Slab excavation, concrete floating slab and floor have been completed. The underfloor piping and conduit are finished and scaffolding is in place and ready for block wall work.

Main Washroom Building:

  • Excavation for building footings, the concrete footing and concrete wall pours to grade are finished.

Future prioritized activities to be completed:

  • Docking anchor system
  • Bridge abutments
  • Boat Launch
  • Trucking fill off site

Maintenance Building:

  • Block Walls
  • Doors/window
  • Trusses

Main Washroom Building:

  • Scaffolding placement
  • Underfloor piping and conduit
  • Concrete floor
  • Block walls
  • Doors/window
  • Trusses
January 2021 project update
Between January 4 through January 22 the Contractor will mobilize back to site Monday through Friday.Activities to be completed in January include the following:
  • Installation of winter heat measures for building process which includes, large tents being installed over both building sites (Maintenance and main Washroom buildings). Winter heat will be applied and remain in place until block walls are complete.
  • Excavation is to commence the week of January 11 for both building footings/slabs with a concrete pour to immediately follow the excavation work.
  • The building process below is to commence upon completion of footings:
    • Main Washroom building (block walls, trusses and concrete floor)
    • Maintenance building (concrete floor/slab, block wall and trusses).
November 2020 project update

The project is well underway. The following are the activities completed to date along with the next priorities. Construction activities will continue while weather conditions are favourable. If and when temperatures are consistently below freezing the contractor will suspend outside work until weather permits.

Completed activities:

  • Environmental protection measures installed (silt fence, silt check dams and site security fencing)
  • Tree removals
  • Site removals/Rock removals
  • Dock and building demolition
    • The main washroom building will remain until later in the project as it is being utilized for storage.

Future prioritized activities:

  • Site grading
  • Excavation for building foundations/footings
  • Pour building footings and concrete floors
  • Site servicing
    • Sewer
    • Water
    • Hydro
October 2020 project update

City staff will be on site October 15 and October 16, 2020 removing salvageable materials that will be kept and re-utilized (benches, bike racks etc.).

The project contractor will be mobilizing equipment, finalizing locates and will start installing silt protections commencing October 19, 2020.

The existing pavilion will be demolished as it's location is in direct conflict with the new building and it was discovered that the building was in poor structural condition.  The balance of the pavilion will be demolished between October 19 and 30, 2020 along with the existing washroom building and the small pump house.

The construction project will take approximately 18 months from the start date and the completion date has many variables that will impact it both positively and negatively including, inclement weather, ground conditions and ground water conditions.


Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment – Conceptual Design

We are excited to initiate this project and recognize the importance of Bobcaygeon Beach Park redesign to the community. Landscape Planning Limited is leading the design project. The conceptual design includes innovative approaches and progressive technologies that are sustainable and operationally feasible. All design elements will meet or exceed Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation Guidelines and Design of Public Spaces Standards.

The design has a focus on water recreation and will facilitate use by various water craft user groups including activities such as rowing, kayaking, canoeing and motorized water craft. The design incorporates outdoor pavilions, docking to provide access to the Big Bob Channel, washroom facilities to service all park users, playground structures, water view walking paths and shoreline improvements with a focus on connection to all park features. The overall design fosters a water play focus.

Public input is a key component to the design development. The first Public Open House took place on Thursday, June 21, 2018. The meeting was an opportunity for community members to share thoughts, concerns and ideas directly with the project team.

Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment Final Public Open House

The Final Public Open House for the Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment took place on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the Bobcaygeon Service Centre. Approximately 80 individuals attended this meeting. The purpose of this meeting was to share the revised concept design with the public. The initial conceptual design has been revised based on public feedback and comments received at the June 21, 2018 Public Open House and online survey. The revised design was presented during this meeting.

The design continues to have a focus on water recreation and community use by incorporating outdoor gathering spaces, multi-use pathways, playground structures, riparian shoreline improvements and boat docking. Landscape Planning Limited is leading the design project.

The current conceptual design and report will be presented to Council. A project funding request has been included in the 2019 Capital Budget Program, and if approved, an RFP will be prepared in order to award the provision of the final design development and construction management services. It is anticipated that on-site work will begin in the Fall of 2019.

Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment Conceptual Design - December 2018

The new conceptual design encompasses changes received based on feedback from the previously held Public Open House.

Bobcaygeon Beach Park Redevelopment Master Plan Concept Update Dec 2018

Please be advised that the Conceptual Site Plan Concept, Context and Imagery Design Intent Boards available for download are not in accessible format.  If you require assistance, please contact the City's Parks, Recreation and Culture Department by calling 705-324-9411 extension 1350 or e-mail the Parks and Recreation Division Manager.

For further information please contact:

Jenn Johnson, Manager
Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division
705-324-9411 extension 1350
Email the Manager of Parks and Recreation

Canal Street Reconstruction

 Bobcaygeon

 

Design Phase

In order to maintain and upgrade existing infrastructure, a detailed design has been created for the reconstruction of Canal Street in the Village of Bobcaygeon, between Sherwood Street and East Street. The scope of the project will include replacements of water mains, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and new asphalt.

The proposed design has been completed through the project’s consultant, WSP Canada Group Limited. The design includes not only infrastructure repair, but looking at proposed improvements to elements such as parking, turning lanes, pedestrian access and walkway enhancements

A public meeting was held on November 21, 2019 to review the design concepts for the reconstruction of Canal Street in Bobcaygeon. The meeting was held from 4pm to 6pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Service Centre located at 123 East Street South in Bobcaygeon.

To view the design boards from the presentation, please see the documents below:


For more information, please contact a member of the project team:

 

Steve Davidson, P.Eng., OLS (Ret.), MBA

Corby Purdy, C.E.T.

WSP Canada Group Limited

City of Kawartha Lakes

1224 Gardiners Road, Suite 201

322 Kent Street

Kingston, Ontario  K7P 0G2

Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8

613.634.7373     

705.324.9411 extension 1155

Steve.P.Davidson@wsp.com

cpurdy@kawarthalakes.ca

Construction Phase (TBD)
Construction will be proposed in the 2023 Budget. Please check back for details.

Intersection Design - East St and Cedartree Lane/Duke Street

Notice of Study Commencement and Public Information Centre

Notice of Study Commencement and Public Information Centre

City of Kawartha Lakes Intersection Design

East Street North and Cedartree Lane/Duke Street and Duke Street and Helen Street Intersections in Bobcaygeon

 

The Process

The City of Kawartha Lakes has initiated an intersection design for the East Street and Cedartree Lane/Duke Street intersection in Bobcaygeon. The municipality has retained Concept Dash Engineering to prepare the design for the intersection.

The proposed intersection designs will be completed to address the traffic operations and enhance safety for both motorists and pedestrians. Various design concepts will be presented including traffic signals or a traffic circle. Some designs include changes to the intersection at Duke Street and Helen Street. The design will be completed in accordance with industry standards and will corporate the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) guidelines and requirements.

The design will include replacement of existing curbs, aprons and will have new pavement markings. In addition, Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) and tactile plates will be provided at all corners of the intersection. The study intersections are shown in the key map below:

 

Map showing location of the future intersection design in Bobcaygeon

 

 

About the Public Information Centre (PIC)

Public consultation is a key component to this project. We would like to invite you, your friends, and your neighbours to participate in the Public Information Centre (PIC) to inform these studies. The PIC will be an Open House style session which includes a review of display boards by the participants. At the PIC, you will be able to learn about our approach and our findings, ask us questions, and share your thoughts and opinions. Your participation in PICs is important to us. 

How to Participate


A key component of the intersection designs will be consultation with stakeholders, regulatory agencies, and the public. Everyone with an interest in this work is invited to get involved and provide input. A PIC is being held to inform the process, present findings, and receive public input. A notice indicating the time and location of the PIC will be provided to registered stakeholders, local media and published on the Public Notice’s section of the municipality’s website. 

If you are unable to attend the PIC in person, the display boards will be available online after the event on the municipality’s Major Projects page.

Public Information Centre

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2023
Time: 5pm to 7pm (Open House style drop-in)
Location: Bobcaygeon Library, 123 East Street South, Bobcaygeon

Click here to view the Public Information Centre display board.

Project Team

If you require additional information or would like to be placed on the project contact list, please visit the municipality’s website at www.kawarthalakes.ca/majorprojects or contact one of the project team: 

Michael Farquhar
Project Manager
City of Kawartha Lakes
Phone: 705 324 9411 extension 1156
mfarquhar@kawarthalakes.ca

Sagar K P
Transportation Engineer
Concept Dash
sagar@conceptdash.ca

 

Public Information Centre Resources

Thank you for attending the Public Information Centre (PIC) on November 30, 2023.

If you were unable to attend the Public Information Centre display boards can be viewed here. The options presented at the PIC were as follows:

  1. Option 1 - Do Nothing
  2. Option 2A - Median
  3. Option 2B - Pork Chop Island
  4. Option 3A - No North
  5. Option 3B - Cul-De-Sac
  6. Option 3C - Cul-De-Sac 2
  7. Option 4 - Roundabout

More details for each of the above options is available in the display boards linked above. Video examples of the cul-de-sac and roundabout options were shared at the PIC as well. Follow the links below to see what those options could look like:

  1. Cul-de-sac Example 1
  2. Cul-de-sac Example 2
  3. Roundabout Example 1
  4. Roundabout Example 2

Next Steps

The detailed project design is anticipated to be completed in April 2024.


Project Team

If you require additional information or would like to be placed on the project contact list, please contact one of the project team: 

Michael Farquhar
Project Manager
City of Kawartha Lakes
Phone: 705 324 9411 extension 1156
mfarquhar@kawarthalakes.ca

Sagar K P

Transportation Engineer
Concept Dash
sagar@conceptdash.ca

Coboconk

Coboconk Wharf
  • Work to reconstruct the Coboconk Wharf will begin in December 2023.
  • Improvements will include the reconstruction of the boardwalk with the addition of finger docking and a swim platform.
  • Construction will be on-going over the winter and is expected to be completed by the end of May 2024. 

Coboconk Wharf conceptual design

Download Coboconk Wharf conceptual drawing

January 2024 project update

The project is underway, the boardwalk has been removed and the steel piles have been installed to in part support the new boardwalk. The contractor has begun excavation for the installation of the armour stone retaining wall. 

Coboconk Wharf construction

For further information contact:

Ryan Smith, Supervisor Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division

705-324-9411 extension 2120

E-Mail the Supervisor of Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Dalton

 Victoria Falls (Black River Road) Bridge Replacement

Victoria Bridge

The municipality of Kawartha Lakes is planning for the replacement of Victoria Falls (Black River Road) Bridge. The bridge is located on Black River Road, approximately 12.2 km east of Kawartha County Road 6 in the Township of Dalton, bordering the Township of Digby.  Black River Road is surrounded by the boundaries of Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park. The bridge carries a single‑lane east-west traffic over the Black River and is a connecting link between the Townships of Dalton and Digby, which are owned by Longford Reserve Limited.

Map of Virtoria Falls BridgeThe municipality has retained D.M. Wills Associates Limited (Wills) to undertake a Schedule “B” - Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Municipal Class EA) for the planning, detailed design and construction of the bridge replacement.

Given the current condition of the bridge, it has been determined that the bridge must be replaced to maintain safe access to the Longford Reserve and Ontario Parks lands. 

The City has completed:

All interested parties are encouraged to review the background documents and Project File, and provide comment(s) as appropriate. 

Input on the project will be received until April 5, 2021.

Subject to comments received and the receipt of necessary approvals, the City of Kawartha Lakes intends to proceed with the design and construction of this project.

If you are interested in providing comments or receiving further information on this project, please contact the following individuals:

Martin Sadowski
City of Kawartha Lakes
322 Kent Street, P.O. Box 9000
Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8
p. 705.324.9411 extension 2342
e. msadowski@kawarthalakes.ca

Kyle Riddell, P.Eng.
D.M. Wills Associates Ltd.
150 Jameson Drive
Peterborough, ON K9J 0B9
p. 705.872.7050
e. kriddell@dmwills.com

Comments and information regarding this study are being collected to assist in meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act. These comments will be maintained on file for use during the study in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All comments, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record. If you have any accommodation requirements in order to participate in this project, please contact one of the project team members listed above.

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Media Inquiries

Fenelon Falls

 Ellice St. Reconstruction
Update: Construction temporarily on hold

Issued: June 21, 2024

The reconstruction project on Ellice Street in Fenelon Falls from Clifton Street to Wychwood Crescent has been temporarily paused due to unforeseen circumstances.

The contractor will be temporarily demobilizing from the site effective Monday June 24, 2024.

The issue that the contractor has run into on site is an unseasonably high groundwater table that requires them to obtain a Permit to Take Water (PTTW) from the Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks (MECP) to dewater the excavation in order to continue installing the underground infrastructure.     

Before leaving the site, the contractor will ensure that it is cleaned up and safe for local traffic use. To minimize the amount of dust left behind at the site, dust control will be applied to the area during the week of June 24. 

The contractor is tentatively schedule to return to the site by August 1, 2024 to continue their work on the Ellice Street reconstruction project.

The municipality is optimistic that the PTTW will be received later this summer which will allow the contractor to proceed with the needed removal of the groundwater and the installation of the remaining underground infrastructure. 

For additional information, or if you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact:


Julie VanLeur, C.Tech.
Engineering Technician
City of Kawartha Lakes
705-324-9411 extension 2342
jvanleur@kawarthalakes.ca

Greg Lynch, C.E.T
Project Manager
Green Infrastructure Partners
289-685-1619
Glynch@gipi.com

Thank you for your patience while the contractor works through this temporary delay. Stay up-to-date on all things construction in Kawartha Lakes by visiting the Construction, Roadwork and Closures and Major Projects pages on our website.

Construction Notice
Issued: April 10, 2024

Weather permitting, Kawartha Lakes will be starting a reconstruction project on Ellice Street in Fenelon Falls from Clifton Street to Wychwood Crescent on Monday April 15, 2024.

The scope of the project is to install new underground infrastructure (storm sewer, sanitary sewer and watermain), new sidewalks, curbs and a new roadway on Ellice Street.

The contractor for the project is Green Infrastructure Partners Inc. (GIP).

The work is expected to start on April 15, 2024 and it is anticipated to be completed in October 2024. Working hours are expected to be 7am to 6pm Monday through Friday, with occasional Saturday work if time is lost due to inclement weather or other factors.

Additional information for residents and business owners in the area:

  • Pedestrian access to all buildings will be maintained throughout the project.
  • You will be given advance notice should access to your building or property need to be limited. Disruptions will be kept to a minimum but they will sometimes be unavoidable due to the nature of the project. 
  • Since part of the project is to replace the watermain, a temporary water delivery system will be in place and water will be supplied to all homes or businesses in the area via an overland system through outside taps. If you do not have a functional outside tap, please contact staff listed below. They will arrange to have one installed at no charge to the home or business owner. Please note that a plumbing contractor will require access to your home for installation of the outside tap.
  • Due to the nature of the work and possibility of vibrations from construction equipment, a building and structure survey will be completed by Premises Inspections for all buildings within the construction area. The survey includes an interior and exterior inspection. There is no cost to residents or business owners, and all inspectors will carry photo identification.
  • Please use caution when driving or walking through the construction site and be aware that heavy construction equipment will be operating on-site. To make sure you are visible to equipment operators, try to get in the habit of making eye contact with the operators as you are walking or driving near them. 

For additional information, or if you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact:


Julie VanLeur, C.Tech.
Engineering Technician
City of Kawartha Lakes
705-324-9411 extension 2342
jvanleur@kawarthalakes.ca

Greg Lynch, C.E.T
Project Manager
Green Infrastructure Partners
289-685-1619
Glynch@gipi.com

Thank you for your patience while the work gets underway. Stay up-to-date on all things construction in Kawartha Lakes by visiting the Construction, Roadwork and Closures and Major Projects pages on our website.
Project Contacts

Julie VanLeur, C.Tech.                                                       Pat Lynch

Engineering Technician, CKL                                              Superintendent, Green Infrastructure Partners Inc.

(705) 324-9411 x 2342                                                    (905) 429 1743

jvanleur@kawarthalakes.ca                                          PLynch@gipi.com

 

John Innes, C.E.T.                                                           Greg Lynch CET

Senior Engineering Technician                                          Project Manager, Green Infrastructure Partners Inc

(705) 324-9411 x 1164                                                   (289) 685-1619

jinnes@kawarthalakes.ca                                            Glynch@gipi.com 

                                                                                                                                                                               

Fenelon Falls Second Crossing

Fenelon Falls Bridge

 

A full history of the consultation on a Fenelon Falls Second Crossing is available on Jump In, Kawartha Lakes. Please visit the project page for more information.

Fenelon Falls Bridge Replacement

The preliminary planning and design work for the Fenelon Falls Bridge replacement began last year (2022). Progress on the evaluation of options for replacement of the Fenelon Falls Bridge was slowed due to high flow conditions within the river last Fall.

Parks Canada is currently working on studies for major rehabilitation work on the upstream dam and spillways in the area. The spillway along the north side of the river feeds the Orillia Power Generating Station therefore any proposed bridge work will have a major impact on Orillia Power. Parks Canada is evaluating all options for the spillway(s) and they will ultimately be in control of permitting any proposed City works with consideration for their own dam program and the needs of Orillia Power.

Our Consultant, D.M. Wills Associates Limited, will be completing all necessary desktop exercises and field work to ensure that they have a full understanding of the natural environment, and fisheries that may affect construction methods, timing and mitigation measures. The field work is set to resume in May 2023 and a Public Information Centre will be held in Fall 2023.

Janetville

Janetville Community Centre Kitchen and Exterior Envelope Upgrades

  • Improvement including roofing and new siding are 98% complete
  • Kitchen upgrades were completed in November.

For further information contact:

Ryan Smith, Supervisor Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division

705-324-9411 extension 2120

E-Mail the Supervisor of Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Kirkfield

Centennial Trailer Park Redevelopment

The Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division hosted a virtual Public Information session regarding the Centennial Trailer Park Master Plan on Tuesday January 23, 2024. The purpose of this session was to share information on the future proposed park.

Follow the link to view the recording of the Centennial Trailer Park Master Plan Virtual Public Information session on our YouTube channel.

Collection of questions and comments regarding the Master Plan Presentation or Conceptual Design will be received until February 23, 2024 by e-mailing: trailerpark@kawarthalakes.ca

Centennial Trailer Park Redevelopment Conceptual Plan

For further information contact:

Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division

705-324-9411 extension 1301

E-mail the Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division

Centennial Trailer Park Boat Launch Renovation

Boat Launch upgrades are scheduled for the Centennial Trailer Park Boat Launch.

Launch upgrades include the installation of pre-cast concrete ramp sections and new concrete approaches.

Work on the upgrades is expected to commence in January 2024 to be completed by June 30, 2024.

For further information contact:

Ryan Smith, Supervisor Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division

705-324-9411 extension 2120

E-Mail the Supervisor of Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Trent Canal Bridge Rehabilitation (Fenel Road - CKL 35)

April 8, 2024


Fenel Road (CKL 35) Bridge Rehabilitation project starting again on April 15, 2024

Kawartha Lakes – The rehabilitation of the Trent Canal Bridge located on Fenel Road (CKL 35) over the Trent Canal is set to begin again this spring.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane for the duration of the project and short traffic stoppages may be required.

The contractor will be placing advanced warning signs for the one lane closure during the week of April 8, with the rehabilitation work set to begin again on April 15, 2024, weather permitting.

Project Scope:

  • Rehabilitation of the bridge deck and the concrete finish
  • Rehabilitation of the concrete sidewalk and curb
  • Replacement of the end wall and new railings and guide rails
  • Reconstruction of the deck and repairs to all deteriorated concrete

The rehabilitation work is anticipated to be completed by August 18, 2024, weather permitting.

 

June 8, 2023

The Corporation of the City of Kawartha Lakes has retained Bob Hendricksen Construction Ltd. to undertake the rehabilitation of the Trent Canal Bridge located on Fenel Road (CKL 35) over the Trent Canal. Chisholm, Fleming and Associates will be assisting the City with oversight on this project.


Project Scope Includes:

  • Rehabilitation of the bridge deck and the construction of a 60 mm concrete overlay
  • Rehabilitation of the concrete sidewalk and curb including 60mm overlay
  • Replacement of the end wall & installation of new box beam railing systems
  • Reconstruction of the deck and abutments to a semi-integral configuration
  • Reconstruction of new approach slabs
  • Concrete repairs to deteriorated concrete on fascia, soffit, wingwalls, abutments, diaphragms, girders and piers
  • Installation of the new steel beam guide rail with end treatments


This construction work is anticipated to start June 15, 2023. Traffic will be reduced to one lane for the duration of the rehabilitation and may also require short traffic stoppages. Construction is anticipated to be completed by the Winter of 2023.

 

Map showing the location of the bridge on Fenel Road (CKL 35)


Thank you for your understanding and cooperation throughout this project. If you have any concerns, please contact one of the undersigned.

Project Lead - Contact Information:

Taylor Burke, C.E.T.
Senior Engineering Technician
City of Kawartha Lakes
705-324-9411 extension 1153
tburke@kawarthalakes.ca

Robert Friscioni
Manager of Construction Services
Chisholm Fleming Associates
416-779-5667
robert.friscioni@chisholmfleming.com

Lindsay

Colborne Street West Reconstruction

In order to maintain existing infrastructure, a detailed design has been approved for the reconstruction of Colborne Street West in Lindsay, between Charles Street and William Street. The scope of the project will include replacements of water mains, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and intersection improvements.

Colborne Street West reconstruction will be completed in phases. The first phase ran from William Street to Adelaide and was completed in 2021.


The design was completed through the project’s consultant, Ainley Graham & Associates Limited (Ainley Group).

An Open House was held on August 29, 2019 for residents to drop in and review the design concepts.

 

Phase 2 does not yet have an anticipated start date. A public consultation meeting will be held prior to the commencement of this phase.


Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process
This project is being carried out as Schedule ‘A+’ in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process. Schedule A + activities are pre-approved, meaning they are limited in scale and have minimal adverse environmental effects. Schedule A+ activities are not subject to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks appeal process; however, comments will be received by the municipality.


Project team
For questions or further information on the project, please contact:

John Innes, C.E.T.
Kawartha Lakes
Infrastructure Design and Construction
Engineering and Corporate Assets
705-324-9411 extension 1164
jinnes@kawarthalakes.ca

Elizabeth Bonucchi, P.Eng
Ainley Group
Project Manager
343-266-0002 extension 207
bonucchi@ainleygroup.com

Hillside Drive Reconstruction

If you didn't get a chance to visit the February 7 Public Information Centre (PIC), you can view the display boards below:

If you'd like to share your feedback on the project with the project team, you are welcome to download and fill out the Public Meeting Comment Sheet below:

Please submit your Public Meeting Comment Sheet to the indicated contacts no later than February 28, 2023.


Notice of Public Information Centre

January 26, 2023

Map highlighting Hillside Drive in Lindsay Ontario

 

The City of Kawartha Lakes, through their consultant D.M. Wills Associates Limited is undertaking the detailed design for the reconstruction of Hillside Drive in Lindsay. The project involves full road reconstruction including watermain and sanitary sewer replacement, new storm sewer, curb and gutter.                          

The project is being carried out as Schedule ‘A+’ in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process. Schedule A+ activities are pre- approved meaning they are limited in scale and have minimal adverse environmental effects. Schedule A+ activities are not subject to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks appeal process; however, comments will be received by the City.

The Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held on February 7, 2023. The meeting will be an informal ‘drop-in’ format where residents can view the design concept and ask representatives from the Project Team questions.

Public Information Centre:

Date: Tuesday February 7, 2023
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 322 Kent Street West, Main Entrance, Lindsay ON K9V 4T7


For questions or further information, please contact:

John Innes, C.E.T.                                                       Mark Spiers
City of Kawartha Lakes                                                D.M. Wills Associates Ltd.
Infrastructure Design and Construction                         Project Manager
Engineering and Corporate Assets                          
322 Kent Street West                                                  150 Jameson Drive
Lindsay, ON K9V 4T7                                                   Peterborough, ON K9J 0B9
T: 705-324-9411 ext. 1164                                          T: 705-742-2297 ext. 227
E: jinnes@kawarthalakes.ca                                    E: mspiers@dmwills.com


Notice of Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study on Hillside Drive

Notice of Study Commencement                              

The Study

The City of Kawartha Lakes (CKL) together with their Consultant, D. M. Wills Associates Ltd. (Wills), is undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to complete the urbanization and reconstruction of Hillside Drive in Lindsay from Logie Street to Verulam Road (Hwy 36). Urbanization includes the addition of curb and gutter, storm sewer and sidewalk.

This project was previously approved by council through the 2018 budget. Hillside Drive was identified in the CKL, Road Needs Study Report (April 2017) as in need of reconstruction due to poor structural adequacy and outdated rural cross section, the road also contains aging infrastructure in need of replacement. The study area is generally outlined in Figure 1.

Figure 1

Hillside Drive Preview Image
 

The Process

This study is being conducted in accordance with the requirements of a Schedule A+ of the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) document, Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, October 2000, as amended in 2007. Schedule A+ projects are pre-approved, however, the public is to be advised prior to project implementation.

Public Consultation

Public and agency consultation is an important component of the Environmental Assessment process. Throughout the study, CKL and Wills shall consult with the required agencies and advise members of the community. Any comments received during the study will be considered in the design implementation of the project.

A Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held a later date where the public will be able to view preliminary plans and provide feedback to the project team. Notice will be provided once a date and location has been determined. If you would like to be added to the project mailing list please contact the Project Manager.

Should you have any questions or comments please contact the Project Manager below:

Wills Project Manager
Mark Spiers
D.M. Wills Associates Ltd
PO Box 9000, Peterborough, ON K9J 0B9
705-742-2297 extension 227

City of Kawartha Lakes
John Innes, C.E.T., Senior Engineering Technician
Engineering and Corporate Assets

12 Peel Street, Lindsay, ON K9V 5R8
705-324-9411 extension 1164
Email: jinnes@kawarthalakes.ca

Comments and information regarding this study are being collected to assist in meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act. These comments will be maintained on file for use during the study in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All comments, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record. If you have any accommodation requirements in order to participate in this project please contact one of the project team members listed above.

 

King Street Reconstruction

 

Construction Notice - King Street, Lindsay

May 6, 2024

Kawartha Lakes – The City of Kawartha Lakes has retained Broz Excavating Inc. to undertake the restoration of King Street in Lindsay from Lindsay Street North to St. David Street:

Map of King Street in Lindsay indicating where the reconstruction will take place

Project Scope:

  • Install new underground infrastructure (storm sewer, sanitary sewer and watermain)
  • Replace curbs and gutters
  • Install new sidewalk
  • Place new asphalt

The construction work is anticipated to start May 15, 2024. Working hours are expected to be 7am to 6pm, Monday through Friday, with occasional Saturday work if production time is lost due to inclement weather or other factors. The construction is anticipated to be completed in October 2024

Additional information for residents and business owners in the area:

  • Pedestrian access to all buildings will be maintained throughout the project.
  • You will be given advance notice should access to your building or property need to be limited. Disruptions will be kept to a minimum but they will sometimes be unavoidable due to the nature of the project. 
  • Since part of the project is to replace the watermain, a temporary water delivery system will be in place and water will be supplied to all homes or businesses in the area via an overland system through outside taps. If you do not have a functional outside tap, please contact staff listed below. They will arrange to have one installed at no charge to the home or business owner. Please note that a plumbing contractor will require access to your home for installation of the outside tap.
  • If you are aware of privately installed utilities that may be within or near the City’s Right of Way, please contact one of the below listed staff so that the contractor can be made aware and costly repairs can be avoided. Examples of such utilities include underground sprinkler systems, electrical lines for a lamp post, or sump pump discharge lines that are not connected to existing infrastructure.
  • Due to the nature of the work and possibility of vibrations from construction equipment, a building and structure survey will be completed by Premises Inspections for all buildings within the construction area. The survey includes an interior and exterior inspection. There is no cost to residents or business owners, and all inspectors will carry photo identification.
  • Please use caution when driving or walking through the construction site and be aware that heavy construction equipment will be operating on-site. To make sure you are visible to equipment operators, try to get in the habit of making eye contact with the operators as you are walking or driving near them. 

For additional information, or if you have any questions or concerns about the project, please contact:

Nate Park
Engineering Technician
City of Kawartha Lakes
705-324-9411 extension 2138
npark@kawarthalakes.ca

John Innes, C.E.T.
Senior Engineering Technician
City of Kawartha Lakes
705-324-9411 extension 1164


Wayne Bruce
Project Manager
Broz Excavating Inc.
905-213-3571
wayne@brozexcavating.com

Wesley Brough
Superintendent
Broz Excavating Inc.
905-809-3738
Notice of Public Information Centre - King Street, Lindsay

The Process

The City of Kawartha Lakes is undertaking the detailed design for the reconstruction of King Street in Lindsay. The project involves full road reconstruction including replacement of watermain, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, replacement of the curb and gutter, installing new sidewalk and placing new asphalt.

The proposed limits on the project are as follows and outlined in the map below:

  • King Street from Lindsay Street North to St. David Street
  • Lindsay Street North from Queen Street to the Lindsay Street North Bridge
  • Caroline Street from King Street to Queen Street
  • St. Paul Street from King Street to Queen
  • St. Patrick Street from King Street to Queen
  • St. Peter Street from the south end of St. Peter Street to Queen Street

 

Map of King Street in Lindsay indicating where the reconstruction will take place

 

The project is being carried out as Schedule ‘A+’ in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process. Schedule A+ activities are pre-approved meaning they are limited in scale and have minimal adverse environmental effects. Schedule A+ activities are not subject to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks appeal process; however, comments will be received by the City.

About the Public Information Centre (PIC)

The Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held on December 6, 2023, in the Victoria Room, located on the second floor, at City Hall. The meeting will be an informal ‘Drop-In’ format where residents can view the design concept and ask questions of the representatives from the Project Team.

Public Information Centre

Date: Wednesday December 6, 2023
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Location: City Hall, Victoria Room, 26 Francis Street, Lindsay, ON

Project Team

For questions or further information, please visit the municipality’s website at www.kawarthalakes.ca/majorprojects or contact the project team:

John Innes, C.E.T.
Senior Engineering Technician
City of Kawartha Lakes
Infrastructure Design and Construction
Engineering and Corporate Assets
322 Kent Street West
Lindsay, ON K9V 4T7
Phone: 705 324 9411 extension 1164
Email: jinnes@kawarthalakes.ca

Nate Park
Engineering Technician
City of Kawartha Lakes
Infrastructure Design and Construction
Engineering and Corporate Assets
322 Kent Street West
Lindsay, ON K9V 4T7
Phone: 705 324 9411 extension 2138
Email: npark@kawarthalakes.ca
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the General Scope of the project?

Kawartha Lakes will be reconstructing King Street in Lindsay. The project involves full road reconstruction including replacement of watermain, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, replacement of the curb and gutter, installing new sidewalk and placing new asphalt. The municipality will be replacing all aging underground services (watermain, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer) within the municipal right of way.

When will the project start and end?

Kawartha Lakes will be having a pre-construction meeting with the contractor to establish a work schedule. Pending budget approval, the project is estimated to start in May 2024 and all major construction is anticipated to be completed by October 2024.    

Will there be bike lanes?

The municipality is currently undertaking a Transportation Master Plan study. Once the study is complete, staff will begin reviewing the Transportation Master Plan, so that they can make the appropriate recommendations to Council for their approval. If approved by Council, bike lane painting may be implemented at a later date. Please note that due to utility constraints within the municipal right of way, King Street cannot be widened.

Will there be a pedestrian crossing?

The municipality is currently undertaking a Transportation Master Plan study. Once the study is complete, staff will begin reviewing the Transportation Master Plan, so that they can make the appropriate recommendations to Council for their approval. If approved by Council, a pedestrian crossing may be implemented at a later date. Please note that a pedestrian crossing at the Lindsay Street bridge is not a part of the King Street reconstruction project.

How will stormwater quality management work?

Kawartha Lakes will be complying with the Consolidated Linear Infrastructure Environmental Compliance Approval (CLI/ECA) process as outlined by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP). Moreover, any stormwater quality requirement set out by the CLI/ECA will be met during the reconstruction.

Will there be any traffic calming measures put in place?

Per Council Report ENG2023-011, Council has decided to follow the recommendation of staff and they’ve approved three raised intersections for King Street. The raised intersections will cover the entire area of the intersection, inclusive of all crosswalks, and is elevated above the adjacent road surface and usually ties in to the sidewalk at, or close to grade. These raised intersections will be installed at the St. Paul Street and King Street, St. Patrick Street and King Street, and St. Peter Street and King Street intersections to reduce vehicle speeds.

 

Detailed Design of the Colborne Street Bridge

 

Notice of Study Commencement

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Addendum for Colborne Street Bridge

 

The Study and Background

To facilitate a new bridge crossing over Scugog River connecting Colborne Street East and Colborne Street West in the Town of Lindsay, a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study was completed in 1994, followed by an EA Addendum in 2000.

To meet the requirements of MCEA due to the elapsed time (over 10 years) since the completion of the 2000 EA addendum, the City of Kawartha Lakes has initiated a second round of EA Addendum to re-confirm the findings of the previous assessments and continue the progress to the detailed design.

 

The Process

The project is being undertaken as a Class EA Addendum to the 1994 Class EA and the 2000 Class EA Addendum and will follow the approved Municipal Class EA process (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2023) as defined under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. This Class EA Addendum is being undertaken in support from Parks Canada to satisfy the requirements of the Parks Canada Impact Assessment Process under the federal Impact Assessment Act. The project team will confirm the findings of the previous study and complete detailed design for the Colborne Street Bridge.

We Invite You to Participate!

A key component of the project will be consultation with the public, Indigenous Communities, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders who are interested in this project. The preliminary design was completed as part of the previous 1994 Class EA and 2000 EA Addendum. Currently, project is undergoing detailed design with a Tied Arch Bridge at this site. After the completion of 60% detailed design a Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held during summer of 2024 and the design will be shared with the public and other stakeholders to solicit their feedback. Advanced notification of the PIC will be advertised on the project webpage and in the local newspaper, in addition to being sent to those on the project mailing list.

Stay Connected!

As the project progresses and more information becomes available, it will be posted on the project webpage: coming soon.

If you have any questions or concerns, or wish to be added to the project mailing list, please contact one of the project team members below or through the project webpage above:

 

Taylor Burke, C.E.T

Senior Engineering Technician                               

City of Kawartha Lakes                                          

705-324-9411 ext. 1153                                          

tburke@kawarthalakes.ca                                      

 

Akram Kahn, M.A.Sc. P.Eng.

Consultant Project Manager

CIMA+

416-573-2862

Akram.Khan@cima.ca

 

Ops Community Centre Park Redevelopment

The Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division is scheduled to host a Public Information session to share information on future proposed Ops Community Centre Park Redevelopment. Community members are invited to attend the sessions to learn about future potential projects and to share their feedback.

Ops Community Centre Park Redevelopment Public Information Session:

Date: Tuesday February 6, 2024

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex – Community Room, 133 Adelaide Street South, Lindsay

Pre-registration is not required to attend the session. The session will be drop-in style format and no formal presentations will take place. Individuals are invited to attend at any time during the session to discuss the project with staff.

The project is currently in the information gathering/design phase. This proposed project will be pending council approval; if approved, the project would commence in 2025.

Jump in and join the conversation by asking questions and providing design feedback on the Ops Community Centre Park Redevelopment Jump In project page

Public Information Session Comment Form

For further information contact:

Ryan Smith, Supervisor Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division

705-324-9411 extension 2120

E-Mail the Supervisor of Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Pioneer Park Redevelopment

The Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division is scheduled to host a Public Information session to share information on future proposed Ops Community Centre Park Redevelopment. Community members are invited to attend the sessions to learn about future potential projects and to share their feedback.

Pioneer Park Redevelopment Public Information Session:

Date:Wednesday February 28, 2024

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Lindsay Recreation Complex – Community Room, 133 Adelaide Street South, Lindsay

Pre-registration is not required to attend the session. The session will be drop-in style format and no formal presentations will take place. Individuals are invited to attend at any time during the session to discuss the project with staff.

The project is currently in the information gathering/design phase. The proposed project will be pending council approval; if approved, the project would commence in 2025.

Jump in and join the conversation by asking questions and providing design feedback on the Pioneer Park Redevelopment Jump In project page

Public Information Session Comment Form

For further information contact:

Ryan Smith, Supervisor Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division

705-324-9411 extension 2120

E-Mail the Supervisor of Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Memorial Park Washroom Reconstruction

Construction of the new Memorial Park Washrooms has been completed, the washrooms will open for summer 2024.

Memorial Park washrooms

For further information contact:

Ryan Smith, Supervisor Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division

705-324-9411 extension 2120

E-Mail the Supervisor of Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Rainbow Pedestrian Bridge Replacement

Updated as of November 22, 2023

The City of Kawartha Lakes has retained Ratcliff Excavating & Grading to replace the Rainbow Pedestrian Bridge in Lindsay. The Rainbow Bridge will be closed from December 4, 2023 to May 17, 2024. A detour will be in place for the duration of the closure. Please see the map below for detour information.

City Staff Contact:
Taylor Burke, C.E.T.
Senior Engineering Technician
Engineering and Corporate Assets,
Infrastructure Design & Construction,
City of Kawartha Lakes
705-324-9411 ext.1153
tburke@kawarthalakes.ca


View the Victoria Rail Trail Detour Map below:


Rainbow Pedestrian Bridge Detour Map

Download a larger version of the map here.


Kawartha Lakes - The City of Kawartha Lakes is preparing for the replacement of the Rainbow Bridge over the Scugog River in Lindsay, ON. The bridge is located on the Victoria Rail Trail, 1km north of Dobson St. and 50m east of the intersection of Russell St. East and Water St. in Lindsay, ON.

The City of Kawartha Lakes has retained the services of D.M. Wills Associates Ltd. to undertake the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Municipal Class EA) and engineering design services for the replacement of the Rainbow Bridge.

The replacement of the Rainbow Bridge is a Schedule “A+” undertaking in accordance with the Municipal Class EA. Subject to completion of the Schedule A+ Class EA process, the project is considered exempt under the Municipal Class EA. Following this Notice and subsequent Public Information Centre (PIC), the City of Kawartha Lakes intends to proceed with tendering and construction of this project.

The location of the Rainbow Bridge is shown on the key plan below:

 

A map of Lindsay marked with the location of the Rainbow Pedestrian Bridge (Victoria Rail Trail, 1km north of Dobson St. and 50m east of the Russell Street East and Water Street intersection

 

A PIC (Public Information Centre) meeting was held on June 15, 2023, where residents could ask questions and provide feedback. 

Feedback received through the PIC consultation process will be considered in the delivery of the project. However, the PIC is intended to be a notification and information sharing event with the purpose of informing the Public of the scope of work along with the impacts to the surrounding community.

 

If you didn't have a chance to attend the June 15 PIC, you can view the display board here.

View the summary of feedback and responses to June 15 meeting here.

 

City Staff Contact:

Taylor Burke, C.E.T.
Senior Engineering Technician, City of Kawartha Lakes

Consultant contact information:

D.M. Wills Associates Ltd.
Attn: Tim Rosborough, P.Eng. | Project Engineer
150 Jameson Drive
Peterborough, ON K9J 0B9
705-742-2297 extension 317
trosborough@dmwills.com

 

Lindsay Recreation Complex - Ice Pad Renovations

As part of the approved 2022 Capital Budget extensive renovations of Ice Pads 1 and 2 at the Lindsay Recreation Complex began in April 2022. 

Scheduled work is to include:

  • New concrete rink slabs with associated underfloor piping;
  • Updates and replacement of the dasher boards, glass and netting on both Pads;
  • Sport flooring around the Ice Pads will be enhanced;
  • Dressing Rooms will be freshened up and include painting, bench decking and accessibility improvements.

Renovations will continue over the summer of 2022 with ice to be reinstated in time for fall 2022 programming.    

July 2022 project update

Work continued on the Lindsay Recreation Complex Ice Pad Renovations project throughout June and is projected to continue into August.

  • Demolition is complete
  • The replacement concrete slab for Pad 1 has been poured
  • Work continues in the Dressing Rooms
  • Preparations to pour the concrete slab for Pad 2 are approaching completion

Projected activities for August 2022 include, but are not limited to:

  • The replacement concrete slab for Pad 2 will be poured in early August
  • Dasher board installation will commence
  • Dressing Room enhancements will continue
  • Sport flooring will be installed

LRC Pad replacement project LRC Pad

May 2022 project update

Work began at the Lindsay Recreation Complex in May and is projected to continue into June.

May project updates and activities include:

  • Flooring and boards have been removed.
  • Original concrete pads are being removed and the new pads are to be poured in July.
  • Construction in the Dressing Rooms is now underway and painting is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks.

For further information contact:

Ryan Smith, Supervisor Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division

705-324-9411 extension 2120

E-Mail the Supervisor of Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Wilson Fields Trail Upgrades

Trail construction is underway at Wilson Fields, this work includes the construction of new trails that will connect with the existing trails to create a network. The proposed trails will be limestone screenings to a width of 3 metres.

December 2023 update
  • Trail construction at Wilson Fields is 100% Complete. 
  • Trees lining the trail system have been planted to round out the project.

Wilson Trail upgrades

July 2022 project update

Trail construction at Wilson Fields is 85% completed, the remaining pathway connection to Kent Street will start in the later part of July.  Final grading of restoration areas will be completed and seeded in August.

May 2022 project update
Trail construction is nearing completion at Wilson Fields, new trails have been installed, landscaping and site restoration will continue throughout May with work expected to be completed by the end of May 2022.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of May 2022.

projected trail loop at Wilson Fields Lindsay

Download the projected trail loop plan

For further information contact:

Ryan Smith, Supervisor Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division

705-324-9411 extension 2120

E-Mail the Supervisor of Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Lindsay Trail Connection (Albert Street - Adelaide Street)

A formalized 3 metre limestone screening trail will be installed this summer connecting Albert Street at Hamilton Park to Adelaide Street. Additional work will include the installation of trees and park furniture. 

Work is expected to start in mid July and be completed by the end of September 2022.

For further information contact:

Ryan Smith, Supervisor Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division

705-324-9411 extension 2120

E-Mail the Supervisor of Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Angeline Street North Reconstruction

 Angeline Street North Public Information Centre 1

Angeline Street North Public Information Centre design boards
Angeline Street North comment form

A Public Information Centre was held on February 28 to present the design project to for intersection improvements, reconstruction and potential widening of Angeline Street North. The section of Angeline Street North to be improved is between Colborne Street West and Roosevelt Street, and is proposed to be widened to four (4) lanes.

Kawartha Lakes has retained Ainley Group to undertake preliminary and detail design activities and to complete the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process. The preliminary and detail design activities for Angeline Street North and the intersection improvements are being initiated as a Schedule ‘B’ undertaking in accordance with the MCEA, which applies to municipal infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, water, and wastewater projects.

 

Public and agency consultation is an important component of the MCEA process. 2 Public Information Centres (PICs) will be held to provide information to the public regarding the project and to answer any questions. The date, time, and location of PIC #2 will be provided in future correspondence. Subject to comments received and the receipt of necessary approvals, the City of Kawartha Lakes intends to proceed with the planning, design, and construction of this project.

You are encouraged to provide input. If you would like to provide comments, please fill out our comment form and forward your written submissions by March 15, 2019 to either of the project team members below.  Any comments received will be considered in the design process.

Ms. Elizabeth Bonucchi, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
Ainley Group
1-50 Grant Timmins Drive
Kingston, ON   K7M 8N2
Phone: 343-266-0002 extension 207
Fax: 343-266 -0028
Email: bonucchi@ainleygroup.com

 

Mr. Corby Purdy, C.E.T.
Supervisor, Infrastructure Design and Construction
Engineering and Corporate Assets
12 Peel St. Lindsay, ON. K9V 5R8
Phone: 705-324-9411 extension 1155
Fax: 705-324-2982
Email: cpurdy@kawarthalakes.ca

Comments and information regarding this study are being collected to assist in meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act.  These comments will be maintained on file for use during the study in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All comments, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record.  If you have any accommodation requirements in order to participate in this project please contact one of the project team members listed above.

 Angeline Street North Public Information Centre 2
View the Design Boards from the May 9 PIC 2:
Please provide any comments or feedback to the project team with the following form:
Angeline Street North comment form

Issued: April 22, 2024
Kawartha Lakes – The City of Kawartha Lakes has retained Ainley Group to complete design activities and to undertake the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process for the proposed reconstruction of Angeline Street North within the City of Lindsay. The section of Angeline Street North to be reconstructed is between Colborne Street West and Roosevelt Street, and includes intersection improvements at Angeline Street North and Kent Street, and Angeline Street North and Colborne Street, and the evaluation for potential widening up to four (4) lanes to address future traffic demands.

Map indicating showing Angeline Street North construction zone from Colborne Street West to Roosevelt Street

The preliminary and detailed design activities for Angeline Street North and the intersection improvements are being completed in accordance with the MCEA, which applies to municipal infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, water, and wastewater projects.

Public and agency consultation is an important component of the Environmental Assessment process. The first of two (2) Public Information Centres (PICs) was held on February 28, 2019 to provide information from background studies and the alternative solutions, and to answer questions regarding the project. A second PIC is being held to provide information regarding the preliminary recommended alternative for the project.

PIC 2 was held on Thursday May 9, 2024 from 5pm to 7pm in the Victoria Room of City Hall, at 26 Francis Street in Lindsay. The PIC consisted of a drop-in type format with displays showing project background information, the alternatives, and the preliminary recommended alternative.

Staff from the City of Kawartha Lakes and the Project Lead Consultant (Ainley Group) will be on hand to answer any questions. Subject to comments received and the receipt of necessary approvals, the City of Kawartha Lakes intends to proceed with the planning, design, and construction of this project. If you are interested in providing comments or receiving further information on this project, please contact the following individuals:

Corby Purdy
Manager, Infrastructure Design and Construction
City of Kawartha Lakes
26 Francis Street, Lindsay, ON, K9V 5R8
Phone: 705-324-9411 extension 1155
cpurdy@kawarthalakes.ca

 

Alexander Wilkinson, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
Ainley Group
1-50 Grant Timmins Drive
Kingston, ON, K7M 8N2
Phone: 343-266-0002 extension 204
Fax: 343-266-0028
alexander.wilkinson@ainleygroup.com

 

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this project and will be released, if requested, to any person.

Highway 7 Sewage Pumping Station

Notice of Commencement: Highway 7 Sewage Pumping Station - Class Environmental Assessment

This notice issued February 6, 2024

The City of Kawartha Lakes (City) is initiating a planning process to expand the wastewater collection system for the community of Lindsay. The community of Lindsay is rapidly expanding with new developments and requires upgrades to the wastewater collection system to support the increased needs of the residents in the community. The project is being carried out with the requirements for a Schedule ‘B’ project under the terms of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process. A keymap is attached showing the location of the proposed construction of a new Sewage Pumping Station as part of the development of the Southeast Development Area. The Class EA process includes:

  • Consultation with the public, review agencies, and other stakeholders
  • Field investigations
  • Evaluation of viable alternative solutions
  • Assessment of the impacts of the alternative solutions and identification of measures to mitigate any adverse environmental, social, cultural, and economic impacts
  • Selection of a preferred solution

Public input into the planning and design of this project is a key component of any Class EA process and is encouraged.  The City will be sharing information with the Public and interested Stakeholders through the City’s website.  As part of the Class EA process for reviewing the upgrades to the wastewater collection system, a Public Information Centre (PIC) will be conducted by the City. Notice of this PIC will be provided at least two weeks in advance. If you have any comments or questions regarding this project, or would like to receive further information, please send an email to one of the following project contacts:

Marten Leclerc
Senior Engineering Tech
City of Kawartha Lakes
26 Francis Street
Lindsay, ON, K9V 5R8
T: (705) 324 9411 x 1131
Email: mleclerc@kawarthalakes.ca

Tony Guerrera, P.Eng.
The Greer Galloway Group Inc.
1620 Wallbridge Loyalist Road
Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5
T: (613) 966-3068
F: (613) 966-3087
Email: tguerrera@greergalloway.com

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this project and will be released, if requested, to any person.

View the map image below:

Aerial map image of the environmental assessment location

Notice of Public Information Centre: Highway 7 Sewage Pumping Station

View the Presentation from the May 22 PIC 1:

Please provide any comments or feedback to the project team with the following form:
Highway 7 Sewage Pumping Station comment form
Please submit your comments or feedback to the project team before end of day on June 14, 2024.

Kawartha Lakes – The City of Kawartha Lakes (City) is currently planning to upgrade the wastewater collection system for the community of Lindsay. The community of Lindsay is rapidly expanding with new developments and requires upgrades to the wastewater collection system to support the increasing needs of the residents of the community.

The project is being carried out with the requirements for a Schedule ‘B’ project under the terms of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process. As part of the class EA process for reviewing the upgrades to the wastewater collection system, public comment during the evaluation of alternatives will be requested.

The City hosted a public information center on Wednesday May 22, 2024 from 5pm to 7pm.

We are interested in hearing any comments or concerns that you may have about this project. A public database of comments will be maintained and, except for personal information, included in the study documentation made available for public review. Parties interested in providing input or that wish to obtain additional information at this stage of the study are asked to submit comments in writing to:

Marten Leclerc
Senior Engineering Tech
City of Kawartha Lakes
26 Francis Street, Lindsay, ON, K9V 5R8
705-324-9411 extension 1131
mleclerc@kawarthalakes.ca

Tony Guerrera, P.Eng.
The Greer Galloway Group Inc.
1620 Wallbridge Loyalist Road
Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5
Phone: 613-966-3068
Fax: 613-966-3087
tguerrera@greergalloway.com


This notice issued May 9, 2024

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this project and will be released, if requested, to any person.

Approximate location of the new SPS:

Aerial map image showing the location of the environmental assessment

Lindsay Water Pollution Control Plant upgrade and expansion

Lindsay Water Plant Upgrade detailsThis project intends to upgrade and expand the existing Lindsay Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) by providing additional wastewater treatment capacity for its largest urban centre. The project also aims at improving the current treatment process to ensure the plant can be in compliant with the regulatory requirements by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP).

The major work components include:

  • Construction of cast-in-place concrete aeration tanks with in-tank air diffusion systems to replace the existing aerated lagoon;
  • Construction of a new aeration process blower building with high capacity aeration blowers;
  • Upgrades to the headworks process and provision of flow monitoring to improve the influent flow control;
  • Upgrades to the existing secondary clarification process for enhanced controlLindsay Water Plant Upgrade drawing of sludge removal from the existing clarifiers;
  • Miscellaneous site works including construction of large underground pipes.

The City has awarded the construction of the project to Bennett Mechanical Installations (2001) Ltd. CIMA Canada Inc. has been retained to provide the construction management services on behalf of the City.

The project will officially commence in November 2020 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The existing wastewater treatment plant will remain in operation during construction and commissioning of the planned upgrades. All temporary shutdowns of major and minor process subsystems will take place in a sequence with minimum disruption to the operation of the plant. Given the location of the project site, no impact to the public is anticipated by the construction activities.

Little Britain

Boat Launch Renovation

Boat Launch upgrades are scheduled for Coulson Park – Washburn Island Road, Elliot Falls - Highway 35 Norland, and Head Lake at Monck Road.

Launch upgrades include the installation of pre-cast concrete ramp sections and new concrete approaches.

Work on the upgrades is 99% complete with some minor adjustments to be completed by the end of July 2022.

For further information contact:

Ryan Smith, Supervisor Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division

705-324-9411 extension 2120

E-Mail the Supervisor of Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Norland

Boat Launch Renovations

Boat Launch upgrades are scheduled for Coulson Park – Washburn Island Road, Elliot Falls - Highway 35 Norland, and Head Lake at Monck Road. Launch upgrades include the installation of pre-cast concrete ramp sections and new concrete approaches.

Work on the upgrades is 99% complete with some minor adjustments to be completed by the end of July 2022.

For further information contact:

Ryan Smith, Supervisor Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division

705-324-9411 extension 2120

E-Mail the Supervisor of Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Omemee

Omemee Wastewater Treatment Upgrade

The City of Kawartha Lakes has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to determine the preferred solution to address operational issues with the large sub-surface disposal system (LSSDS) at the Omemee Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 267 Beaver Road. The City intends to operate the existing LSSDS at a reduced capacity and continue to run the existing spray irrigation system during the warm season. This will require process improvements for the lagoon effluent that goes to the LSSDS, including a Dissolved Air Flotation System in order to be reliable.

This study was carried out in accordance with the requirements for a Schedule “C” Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. The planning and decision-making process - including consultation with the public and review agencies, assessment of environmental impacts of alternative solutions, and identification of the preferred solution - has been completed. The project report is available for viewing on-line on the City website or in person during normal business hours at the following location.

  • Kawartha Lakes Public Library – Omemee Branch - 24 King St. E. Omemee, ON K0L 2W0

The 30-day public review period will commence on November 10, 2022. For more information or to provide comments please email one of the following project contacts by December 10, 2022:

Juan Rojas, P.Eng.                                                      Tony Guerrera, P. Eng.

City of Kawartha Lakes                                                   The Greer Galloway Group Inc.

26 Francis Street, P.O. Box 9000                                     1620 Wallbridge Loyalist Road

Lindsay, ON. K9V 5R8                                                    Belleville, ON. K8N 4Z5

705-324-9411 extension 1151                                        613-966-3068

jrojas@kawarthalakes.ca                                                tguerrera@greergalloway.com

The public has the ability to request a higher level of assessment on a project if they are concerned about potential adverse impacts to constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. In addition, the Minister may issue an order on his or her own initiative within a specified time period. The Director (of the Environmental Assessment Branch) will issue a Notice of Proposed Order to the proponent if the Minister is considering an order for the project within 30 days after the conclusion of the comment period on the Notice of Completion. At this time, the Director may request additional information from the proponent. Once the requested information has been received, the Minister will have 30 days within which to make a decision or impose conditions on your project.

Therefore, the proponent cannot proceed with the project until at least 30 days after the end of the comment period provided for in the Notice of Completion. Further, the proponent may not proceed after this time if:

  • a Section 16 Order request has been submitted to the ministry regarding potential adverse impacts to constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights, or
  • the Director has issued a Notice of Proposed order regarding the project.

Members of the public must ensure that concerns are directed to the proponent for a response, and that in the event there are outstanding concerns regarding potential adverse impacts to constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights, Section 16 Order requests on those matters should be addressed in writing to:

Minister, Ministry of the Environment,       AND       Director, Environmental Assessment Branch

Conservation and Parks                                             Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks

777 Bay Street, 5th Floor,                                            135 St. Clair Ave. W, 1st Floor,  

Toronto ON, M7A 2J3                                                   Toronto ON, M4V 1P5

minister.mecp@ontario.ca                                        EABDirector@ontario.ca

For more information on requests for orders under section 16 of the Environmental Assessment Act visit:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/class-environmental-assessments-section-16-order.

This notice issued November 10, 2022


Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this project and will be released, if requested, to any person.


The first Public Information Centre was held on July 15, 2021.

 The second Public Information Centre was held on May 25, 2022.

 King Street Reconstruction
The municipality, through their consultant Ainley Graham & Associates Limited (Ainley Group), is undertaking the detailed design for the reconstruction of King Street in Omemee, between James Street North and the Pigeon River bridge. The scope of the project is a full reconstruction of the road, including replacements of storm sewers, curbs, gutters, sidewalks and streetscape improvements.

To learn more about the project and to view past public meetings, please visit the Downtown Omemee Reconstruction page.
Cowan's Bay Bridge Rehabilitation

Issued: Monday June 24, 2024

The municipality will be undertaking the rehabilitation of the Cowan’s Bay Bridge on Peace Road (CKL 14) over the Pigeon River in Kawartha Lakes this summer.

Map showing location of Cowan's Bay Bridge

The construction work is anticipated to start Tuesday July 2, 2024. During the work, traffic in the area will be reduced to one lane with alternating directions controlled by temporary traffic lights. Short traffic stoppages should be expected. Weather permitting, the construction is anticipated to be completed by October 24, 2024.

Project Scope:

  • Patching, waterproofing and paving of the bridge’s deck top slab.
  • Removal of the existing sidewalk and curbs on deck, as well as the wingwalls and retaining walls on approach; they will be reconstructed with a new four tube combination railing system.
  • Construction of new concrete approach slabs.
  • Installation of new joint seals.
  • Concrete patch repairs to the precast girders, abutments, wingwalls and retaining walls on the bridge.
  • Approach paving, shouldering and granular sealing.
  • Grading and installation of erosion control measures at each quadrant.

The Cowan’s Bay Bridge rehabilitation project has been awarded to Beton Inc. The municipality has also retained DM Wills Associates Limited for project management and inspection services.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation throughout this project. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the project team below:


Taylor Burke
Senior Engineering Technician
City of Kawartha Lakes
705-324-9411 extension 1153
tburke@kawarthalakes.ca  

Lucas Maines
Contract Administrator
DM Wills Associates Limited
705-868-7853
lmaines@dmwills.com

Sebright

Osprey Lane Boat Launch Renovation

Boat Launch upgrades are scheduled for Coulson Park – Washburn Island Road, Elliot Falls - Highway 35 Norland, and Head Lake at Monck Road.

Launch upgrades include the installation of pre-cast concrete ramp sections and new concrete approaches.

Work on the upgrades is 99% complete with some minor adjustments to be completed by the end of July 2022.

For further information contact:

Ryan Smith, Supervisor Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division

705-324-9411 extension 2120

E-Mail the Supervisor of Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Boat Launch upgrades are scheduled for Coulson Park – Washburn Island Road, Elliot Falls - Highway 35 Norland, and Head Lake at Monck Road.

Launch upgrades include the installation of pre-cast concrete ramp sections and new concrete approaches.

Work on the upgrades is 99% complete with some minor adjustments to be completed by the end of July 2022.

For further information contact:

Ryan Smith, Supervisor Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division

705-324-9411 extension 2120

E-Mail the Supervisor of Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Boat Launch upgrades are scheduled for the Osprey Lane Boat Launch located on Lake Dalrymple in Sebright.

Launch upgrades include the installation of pre-cast concrete ramp sections and new concrete approaches.

Work on the upgrades is expected to commence in January 2024 to be completed by June 30, 2024.

For further information contact:

Ryan Smith, Supervisor Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division

705-324-9411 extension 2120

E-Mail the Supervisor of Capital-Special Projects, Cemeteries and Trails

City-wide

Transportation Master Plan

August 24, 2023 – To strategically prepare for this growth and enhance the City’s existing transportation network, the City of Kawartha Lakes has retained McIntosh Perry to undertake the development of the City’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP) update. The TMP is a strategic policy document that will serve as a road map for short-range, medium-range, and long-range transportation infrastructure investments, as well as multi-modal transportation planning to meet the demands up to the 2051 horizon year. The goal is to optimize existing infrastructure and adopt sustainable practices for accommodating new development, aligned with the city's Growth Management Strategy. The plan will guide how we:

  • Develop our roadways
  • Coordinate infrastructure improvements with land uses
  • Provide sustainable, multi-modal transportation facilities, and services to ensure enhanced mobility, accessibility and connectivity
  • Respond to future growth and demand on our transportation network

Phases

The TMP update will be developed in accordance with the Provincial Environmental Assessment (EA) Act, following the new Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) Master Planning process. The TMP will cover Phase 1, Problem and Opportunity, and Phase 2, Alternative Solutions, of the MCEA process and facilitate streamlining and implementation of recommended capital works.

Overall, the TMP will have three phases that will follow the MCEA process:

  • Phase 1: Assess the existing conditions, area context and specific challenges
  • Phase 2: Assess traffic operations and road safety:
    • Assess the City's transportation needs
    • Develop preferred solutions to meet those needs
    • Update and implement policies and develop design standards to align with the City's goals
  • Phase 3: Refine the preferred solutions and develop a comprehensive TMP document

Have your say

An important part of this study is consultation with the public, stakeholders, and the City’s agency partners. We want to hear from you on the issues and opportunities that you see for the City’s Transportation System to the horizon year of 2051.

At any time during this study, you can provide comments, questions, and concerns to the project team. We will also organize Public and Stakeholder engagement events to present an overview of the study and existing conditions while outlining alternatives, evaluation, and study recommendations.

The project team will host two (2) Public Information Centres (PIC) to gather public input and present findings of the study, with the first PIC anticipated later in 2023. A PIC Notice will be published at least two weeks in advance providing the date, time, and location of the meeting.

Learn more

All public input, consultations, and stakeholder engagement activities will be conducted through the exclusive City of Kawartha Lakes engagement platform called "Jump In" hosted by Engagement Headquarters. For regular updates and to share your valuable input, visit the Transportation Master Plan project page on Jump In! Stay connected and participate in shaping the future of our community! 


Privacy statement

Information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. Information collected will be used and managed by the City of Kawartha Lakes in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy. If you require additional information, please view our Freedom of Information and Routine Disclosure Policy.

Contact us:

Mehemed Delibasic, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
McIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers
Phone: 647-463-7993
m.delibasic@mcintoshperry.com

Michael Farquhar
Project Manager
City of Kawartha Lakes
Phone: 705-324-9411 extension 1156
mfarquhar@kawarthalakes.ca

Joseph Kelly, CET
Traffic Lead
City of Kawartha Lakes
Phone: 705-324-9411 extencion 1168
jkelly@kawarthalakes.ca

Urban/Arterial Road Resurfacing

2024 Urban/Arterial Road Resurfacing

2024 Urban/Arterial Resurfacing Map

A more accessible version of this map is available upon request

 

Water and Wastewater Servicing and Capacity Master Plan

Latest News

June 26, 2024

The Public Information Centre 2 meetings were held on June 19, 2024 and June 20, 2024. If you were unable to attend the meeting, scroll down to the Public Information Centre 2 Presentation and Feedback section to view the presentation slides or to watch the Zoom recording of the Lindsay event.

You'll also find a link to the comment form, if you'd like to provide feedback to the project team, please fill out a comment form and send it into the project team by July 31, 2024.

Notice of Commencement

Issued on June 8, 2023

Kawartha Lakes - Issued on June 8, 2023 - The City of Kawartha Lakes (City) is beginning an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the City’s Water and Wastewater Servicing and Capacity Master Plan Update under the Environmental Assessment Act.

Background

The City of Kawartha Lakes has experienced a significant increase in growth over the recent years.  The Water and Wastewater Servicing and Capacity Master Plan was initiated to identify the existing servicing constraints and provide a long-term water and wastewater servicing strategy that supports existing communities and growth to 2051 and beyond (ultimate buildout). The study will conform to provincial policies and legislation, Official Plan, Growth Management Strategy and other existing and ongoing planning initiatives.

The Process

This study is being conducted in accordance with the requirements of Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, which is an approved process under the Environmental Assessment Act.

In Phase 1, past master planning works, and existing support documentations will be reviewed. The existing and future servicing constraints will be identified.

In Phase 2, various long-term servicing alternatives will be developed to address any existing or potential long-term servicing constraints identified in Phase 1. A preferred alternative to be able to best support planned growth will be determined.

We Want to Hear from You

Public consultation is a key component of any Class Environmental Assessment. We will be sharing information with the Public and interested Stakeholders through the Major Projects page on the City website. We invite you to consult this website to review the information as it is made available.

The website will include the Project Managers’ contact information. The public will be invited to email the Project Managers with any questions or comments they have regarding the project. The public will also be able to ask the Project Managers to put them on the project’s mailing list, so that they can receive any project updates right to their inbox.

As the project evolves to Phase 2, we will coordinate a formal Public Consultation Centre (PCC) event to present the recommended servicing solutions to the stakeholders in person, and to answer any questions.


Your feedback is important to us:

To provide comments, request additional information, or receive future correspondence related to the project, please contact a member of the project team below:

 

Kevin Brown, P.Eng.
Project Manager
T.Y. Lin International Canada Inc.
(416) 843-4689
Kevin.Brown@TYLin.com


Nafiur Rahman, P.Eng., PMP
Supervisor
Environmental Capital Project Management
Infrastructure Design and Construction
Engineering and Corporate Assets
City of Kawartha Lakes
705-324-9411 ext. 1193
nrahman@kawarthalakes.ca

 

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and may be released, if requested, to any person.

Notice of Public Information Centre (PIC) #1
 

September 29, 2023

Kawartha Lakes notice of Public Information Centre for Water and Wastewater Servicing and Capacity Master Plan

Introduction

The City of Kawartha Lakes has experienced a significant increase in growth over the recent years. The Water and Wastewater Servicing and Capacity Master Plan was initiated to identify the existing servicing constraints and provide a long-term water and wastewater servicing strategy that supports existing communities and growth to 2051 and beyond (ultimate buildout).

 

Master Plan Class Environmental Assessment

This study is being conducted in accordance with the requirements of Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, which is an approved process under the Environmental Assessment Act.

The Master Plan Class Environmental Assessment (MPCEA) process includes public and review agency consultation, an assessment of the problem and opportunities, an evaluation of alternative solutions, an assessment of potential effects on the environment, and identification of reasonable measures to mitigate the adverse effects. The preferred solution(s) will be determined based on engineering requirements, environmental considerations (natural, social, economic), public input and information gathered during the studies.

 

About the Public Information Centre #1

Public consultation is a key component of the MPCEA process. We would like to invite you, your friends, and your neighbours to participate in the Public Information Centres (PICs) to inform these studies. The PIC will be an Open House style session with a 15-minute summary presentation at 7pm followed by review of display boards by the participants. At the PICs, you will be able to learn about our approach and our findings, ask us questions, and share your thoughts and opinions. Your participation in PICs is important to us.

 

If you are unable to attend the PIC in person, the display boards will be available online, and a live stream of the presentation will be available on zoom. Live-stream participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions after the presentation using the chat feature. For more information go to: www.kawarthalakes.ca/majorprojects (Scroll to the “City-Wide” section).

 

Public Information Centre #1 Details:

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Presentation: 7 pm (15 minutes)

Location: City Hall, Victoria Room, 26 Francis St., Lindsay, ON

 Map of Kawartha Lakes Water-Wastewater systems

Comments:

The public are invited to email the Project Managers listed below with any questions or comments they have regarding the project. The public may also ask the Project Managers to put them on the project’s mailing list, so that they can receive any project updates right to their inbox.

Kevin Brown, P.Eng.
Project Manager
T.Y. Lin International Canada Inc.
(416) 843-4689
Kevin.Brown@TYLin.com


Nafiur Rahman, P.Eng., PMP
Supervisor
Environmental Capital Project Management
Infrastructure Design and Construction
Engineering and Corporate Assets
City of Kawartha Lakes
705-324-9411 ext. 1193
nrahman@kawarthalakes.ca

 

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and may be released, if requested, to any person.

Public Information Centre 1 Presentation and Feedback

View the Water Wastewater PIC 1 presentation recording:

View the PowerPoint presentation for the Water and Wastewater Servicing and Capacity Master Plan PIC 1 Presentation.

Provide your feedback and add yourself to the project contact list for the Water and Wastewater Servicing and Capacity Master Plan using our Public Information Centre Online Comment Sheet. The comment form is now closed as the deadline to submit feedback for PIC 1 was October 31, 2023.

Notice of Public Information Centre (PIC) #2

May 23, 2024

Introduction

The City of Kawartha Lakes has experienced a significant increase in growth over the recent years. The Water and Wastewater Servicing and Capacity Master Plan was initiated to identify the existing servicing constraints and provide a long-term water and wastewater servicing strategy that supports existing communities and growth to 2051 and beyond (ultimate buildout).

Master Plan Class Environmental Assessment

This study is being conducted in accordance with the requirements of Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, which is an approved process under the Environmental Assessment Act.

The Master Plan Class Environmental Assessment (MPCEA) process includes public and review agency consultation, an assessment of the problem and opportunities, an evaluation of alternative solutions, an assessment of potential effects on the environment, and identification of reasonable measures to mitigate the adverse effects. The preferred solution(s) will be determined based on engineering requirements, environmental considerations (natural, social, economic), public input, and information gathered during the studies.

About the Public Information Centre

Public consultation is a key component of the MPCEA process. We would like to invite you, your friends, and your neighbours to participate in the Public Information Centres (PICs) to inform these studies. The first PIC was held on October 18th, 2023, and discussed the project objectives and processes. The upcoming PIC will present the study findings and recommended upgrades for the City of Kawartha Lakes water and wastewater infrastructure. To centralize the Public Information Centre, both Fenlon Falls and Lindsay will host PIC events on separate evenings. Both locations will present the same information, addressing the entirety of the City of Kawartha Lakes. The events will be conducted as in-person Open House style sessions, with a formal presentation at 7:00pm.  At the PICs, you will be able to learn about our approach and our findings, ask us questions, and share your thoughts and opinions. Your participation in PICs is important to us.

 

Kevin Brown, P.Eng.

Project Manager

TYLin International Canada Inc.
(289) 349 1902

Kevin.Brown@TYLin.com

 

Nafiur Rahman, P.Eng., PMP

Supervisor, Environmental Capital Project Management

Engineering and Corporate Assets

City of Kawartha Lakes

705-324-9411 ext. 1193

nrahman@kawarthalakes.ca


Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act, unless otherwise stated in the submission, any personal information such as name, address, telephone number and property location included in a submission will become part of the public record files for this matter and may be released, if requested, to any person.

 

Public Information Centre 2 Presentation and Feedback

View the Water Wastewater PIC 2 presentation recording:

View the PowerPoint presentation for the Water and Wastewater Servicing and Capacity Master Plan PIC 2 Presentation.

Provide your feedback and add yourself to the project contact list for the Water and Wastewater Servicing and Capacity Master Plan using our Public Information Centre Online Comment Sheet. The deadline to submit feedback for PIC 2 is July 31, 2024.

Reports and Assessments

View the draft version of Technical Memo 4:

Community Wide Comprehensive Water Wastewater System Capacity Assessment

Other draft Technical Memos are available upon request, please reach out to the project team if you'd like to read a version of the following:

Technical Memo 3: Field Investigation Report

Technical Memo 5: Servicing Needs Assessment

Project team:

Nafiur Rahman, P.Eng., PMP

Supervisor, Environmental Capital Project Management

Engineering and Corporate Assets

City of Kawartha Lakes

705-324-9411 ext. 1193

nrahman@kawarthalakes.ca

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question 1: Can I be added to the mailing list for future communications and updates on the project?

We appreciate your interest in the project. Please email your contact information to one of the Project Managers to be added to the contact list.

Kevin Brown: Kevin.Brown@TYLin.com
Nafiur Rahman: nrahman@kawarthalakes.ca

Question 2: Is the property located at ___________ included in the Master Plan Study? Is it your intention to supply municipal services to this property?

The Water and Wastewater Servicing and Capacity Master Plan is considering all lands officially designated for development through the City’s Growth Management Strategy (GMS) process. The Water Wastewater Master Plan will consider the servicing needs for all designated development lands, based on municipal Design Criteria.

Question 3: What are the next steps for communities that have undergone a historical wet weather flow bypass within the last year (E.g., Fenelon Falls)?

Operators report on why bypasses were triggered. Condition assessments have been undertaken at the Lindsay, Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls and Omemee plants. The system-wide wet weather flows and treatment plant capacities will be reviewed through the Water Wastewater Master Plan Study and upgrades may be identified.

Question 4: How will settlements with identified water contamination (as identified by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks) be addressed? They are currently on emergency water supplies (E.g., Oakwood).

Oakwood is not a standalone system for water servicing, it’s a joint system for a defined area piped in from Lindsay. If works are outside of the currently-established water service area, water services are reliant on private or communal systems (such as wells). The City has no jurisdiction nor responsibility for water quality in private wells. As Oakwood is an extension of the Lindsay Water Supply system, expansion of the Oakwood Water Service Area can be considered for further evaluation if future growth potential is identified through the Growth Management Strategy (GMS) process.

Question 5: Will a water table study be completed for small communities with proposed future developments? Will the increase in population growth cause the future drinking water supply to run out (Ex. Bethany)?

Installation of any new wells or water supply plant expansions require groundwater impact studies. While this study may identify that water supply capacities may need to be increased, the groundwater impact studies will need to be undertaken as part of a more detailed review of the upgrade alternatives.

Question 6: Is the Water and Wastewater Master Servicing Plan being coordinated with the Growth Management Strategy (GMS) to inform future servicing needs based on current and projected development? Or is it only considering future development based on current development proposals within the existing settlement boundaries?

The review of land use designations and urban land needs assessment is currently being undertaken through the Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) process as part of the overall GMS study. Please visit the Growth Management Strategy Jump In project page further details on the GMS study.

Future Waste Disposal Study

Download a copy of the Council presentation, February 8, 2022.

Read press release, February 9, 2022: Council to seek public input on future waste disposal options to address landfill capacity

Join in the community consultation on Jump In, Kawartha Lakes.

Development Charges Study

Kawartha Lakes is undertaking the process to replace By-Law 2015-224 (A By-Law to Impose Development Charges in the City of Kawartha Lakes). The proposed development charges by-law and its underlying study are available below for public review. 


There will also be a public meeting held on November 5 2019. The public meeting will include presentations by staff, the Development Charges Task Force and Watson and Associates.

Regarding the development charges background study and proposed development charges by-law, any person may provide a written submission to Council in advance of the public meeting, and or make an oral representation to Council during the public meeting. In order to be included on the agenda for the public meeting, written submissions must be received by the City Clerk’s Office no later than 4:00pm on November 1, 2019. The new development charges by-law is targeted for enactment on December 10, 2019 and for coming into force on January 1, 2020.

Press release November 5, 2019: Mayor prompts Development Charges incentives designed to spur job creation

Aggregate Policy Review (OPA 11)

Aggregates Policy Review will update the City’s Official Plan mineral aggregate policies through an Official Plan Amendment process (‘OPA 11’).

Comprehensive Zoning By-Law Review

New Zoning By-law Project will consolidate the regulations of the City’s 19 Zoning By-laws.

Kawartha Lakes has been using the original 19 Zoning By-laws since amalgamation in 2001 to address land development within the municipality as a whole. While the original By-laws have still continued to meet development needs, the outdated standards and regulations between areas has promoted the decision to create one new comprehensive Zoning By-law for the municipality. This project will take place in two phases: the first will address the 14 Rural Zoning By-laws and the second phase will review the five Urban Zoning By-laws.

The Task Force is scheduled to meet over the course of preparing the draft Rural Zoning By-Law for Council consideration. All meetings will be open to Council, staff and the public. Funding in the amount of $100,000 has been allocated for the Rural Zoning By-law in the City’s 2019 Budget. It is anticipated that this will be a two year project.

Downtown Parking Strategy

The City has retained IBI Group to prepare the Downtown Parking Strategy, which is a study to examine issues, substantiate specific needs and develop proposed solutions regarding parking in the downtown areas of Lindsay, Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon.

There are two online surveys now open for public consultation on the Downtown Parking Strategy. For more information on the project and to take the surveys, please visit the Downtown Parking Strategy Project page.

Heritage Inventory

The City is currently undertaking a comprehensive inventory of all of the historic resources across our many communities. The goal of the inventory is to document and understand what historic places and spaces exist in Kawartha Lakes that make our communities unique. The inventory will be taking place beginning in summer 2022 on a community by community basis.

Find out more and have your say on the the Heritage Inventory project page and on Jump In.

Archaeological Management Plan

The City of Kawartha Lakes is beginning the development of an Archaeological Management Plan (AMP) for the municipality. An AMP is a planning tool that identified areas of archaeological potential using known archaeological site locations, changes in landforms and waterways over time and takes into consideration traditional land use patterns and areas of historic settlement. The AMP is being created to help address provincially-mandated requirements for the conservation of archaeological sites and resources in communities across the province. The AMP has two primary outcomes: a GIS-based archaeological potential model and strategic policy and planning direction for the use of the model and the protection of archaeological resources in the City. The development of the AMP will take approximately one year and is anticipated to be complete in early 2025. The City has retained TMHC to complete the AMP.

Update for this project and opportunities for public engagement will be posted on the AMP's project page on Jump In. For more information on the AMP, please contact Emily Turner, Economic Development Officer - Heritage Planning.

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