Lindsay - Small Town Friendly Featuring Big City Services
The Ross Memorial Hospital
With over 100 years of service to the community the Ross Memorial Hospital with 225 beds and in excess of 700 staff, is recognized as one of the
best-equipped hospitals in Ontario.It has recently undergone a new $49 million, 100,000 sq. ft. expansion. This state of the art hospital is just a 3 minute drive from our Woods of Jennings Creek.
Sir Sanford Fleming College's Frost Campus
Lindsay is also home to Sir Sanford Fleming College's Frost Campus, noted as Canada's most comprehensive School for Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences. It offers more than 18 diploma and post-diploma programs in the area of study of fish, wildlife, environmental assessment and management.
Academy Theatre for Performing Arts
You can take in a show of rip-roaring comedies; touching dramas or toe-tapping musicals at the historic Academy Theatre for Performing Arts offering the best plays and best performers from home and abroad, bringing world class theatre to rural Ontario.
Lindsay Public Library
The Lindsay Public Library opened as a free library to the Town of Lindsay in March of 1899. With an addition in 1977, it now subscribes to the Canadian Reference Centre online database allowing you to search for information in thousands of Canadian and international newspapers and magazines. You can access this information from any computer anywhere using your Kawartha Lakes library card.
The Lindsay Gallery, operating out of the 2nd floor of the library, features new and varying art exhibits almost monthly throughout the year with free admission. It runs three sessions annually of a variety of art classes, courses and workshops for children and adults, holds a series of art lectures and operates a year round boutique offering a selection of fine art and crafts from member artists. In addition, "Art in the Park" a one-day annual event, taking place in July in Victoria Park is a show and sale of fine art and crafts offered to the public by The Lindsay Gallery.
Just steps away from downtown, a leisurely walk awaits you through award-winning parks along the Scugog River. From May – October you can watch a variety of recreational boats pass through the operations of Lock 33 of Parks Canada's Trent-Severn Waterway – some 386 kilometers (240 miles) in length from Trenton to Port Severn. This passageway is so magnificent it has been named "one of the finest interconnected systems of navigation in the world".
Around The Town Hall
Lindsay's Victorian downtown boasts one of the widest main streets in Ontario (20 metres or 66 feet) – designed away back when to be wide enough to accommodate the turning radius of a four-horse hitch. You can take a pleasant stroll down the tree-lined main street, window shop at over 150 locally owned stores offering an eclectic selection of products and services, or wander along the interlocking brick sidewalks to the town clock outside the Town Hall, while admiring the planter baskets and the array of flags hanging from the old style lamp posts. Main street parking rates Mon. to Fri. are 50¢ an hour but off-street parking is only 25¢ an hour!
The Lindsay park system includes 29 parks and is the hub of a fabulous network of trails for hiking, biking, skiing and exploring. The Lindsay Recreation Complex features a twin pad arena, (open for public skating, shinny, skate clubs and hockey leagues), two swimming pools with saunas, squash courts, a seasonal skateboard park and a weight room featuring the latest in exercise technology. McDonnell Park by the Locks, a picturesque setting, remains a bridal party favourite.
Golf & Other
Lindsay and surrounding areas enjoy a golf season lasting from April – October. A number of area courses offer a variety of services including driving ranges, putting greens, cart rentals, lessons and bar and banquet facilities for varying sized tournaments. Deer Run Golf Course welcomes members and pay-as-you-play golfers. The Lindsay Golf and Country Club is a semi-private 18-hole course that welcomes guests.
Since 1859, from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings, from May – October on Victoria Avenue between Kent and Peel Streets (right downtown) folks have been buying farm fresh produce and getting to chat with the farmer who grew it. You too, can meet gardeners with plants and colourful arrays of flowers for sale, local craftspeople with their latest designs in fabric and wool, and bakers with van loads of fresh breads, pastries and preserves – all in an old fashioned buying atmosphere.
Lindsay Central Ex
For five days in mid-September 2016, Lindsay Central Ex celebrates 162 years of fun and entertainment including premier livestock shows; homecrafts; horticultural; junior arts exhibits; commercial vendors; children's activity centres and a Conklin midway. Entertainment includes a stage show featuring local and provincial talent, a nightly grandstand show including horse shows, a concert, a truck pull, two demolition derbies and a tractor pull.