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Kawartha Lakes Region

Kawartha Lakes Region is named for “ka-wa-tha” originating from “Ka-wa-tae-gum-maug” meaning “land of reflections” in the Anishinabe language or “bright waters and happy lands”.


Created:  July 16, 1792 

January 1, 2001 – Formerly Victoria County

District Seat: 

Lindsay  1792 – 2001  ( Victoria County )

Lindsay  2001 – present


Couthouse – Lindsay


Location:  440 Kent Street West / St. Joseph Road

Built:  1960 – 1962

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story buff coloured brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds and was formerly the Ontario Girl’s Training School. The building houses the Superior Court of Justice.

Old Couthouse – Lindsay



Location:  26 Francis Street  / Cambridge Street

Built:  1861 – 1862

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  Frederick Cumberland and William Storm of Toronto

Contractor:  John Kesteven


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff coloured brick structure. The centre section is rectangular with central entrance on the first story front There are arched windows with pediment at the roof line. On the roof is a large square open cupola with steep roof. On either side are lower two story wings. The building has a hipped roof. The building presently serves as the City Hall.



N – Muskoka District Municipality 

E – Haliburton County and Peterborough County

S – Durham County

W – Durham County and Simcoe County
































Photos taken 2016