Secondary Plan Meetings: Tomorrow, Today!

The next round of meetings for developing the Secondary Plan for the City of Kawartha Lakes is happening in October and is called Tomorrow, Today! Event Series

Bobcaygeon * Fenelon Falls * Lindsay * Omemee * Woodville
tomorrow, today!

Calling all residents!

How will we live, work and play in the future?

Could you imagine what your hometown might be like in 20 years from now?  Or 50? Could you explain it in words or pictures?  And would your neighbours’ ideas be the same as or different than yours?

What would you do today to make your hometown better for everyone tomorrow?

Please join us for an insightful look at what other communities are doing to help create a better place for their citizens and businesses.  From these stories, challenge yourself to create and share your vision for your hometown’s future.  Your vision just might be the one that gets chosen to be the official vision for your hometown!

Bring your friends, family and neighbours – all ages are encouraged to attend!

This is a free event and refreshments will be served!

All events are from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please join us at the event in your hometown:

  • Bobcaygeon – October 25th, Bobcaygeon Service Centre, 123 East Street South
  • Fenelon Falls – October 19th, Fenelon Library, 19 Market Street
  • Lindsay – October 27th, Victoria Room, City Hall, 26 Francis St.
  • Omemee – October 26th, Coronation Hall, 1 King St. West
  • Woodville – October 18th, Woodville Arena, 105 Union Street

The “Tomorrow, Today!” event series is sponsored by the City of Kawartha Lakes. It’s part of our activities to help create  “Community Based Secondary Plans” to guide growth, manage development, and conserve our Urban Settlements.

For more information, please visit our website or contact Michael Benner at [email protected] or 1.888.822.2225 ext. 1330.

City of Kawartha Lakes Secondary Plan

At our AGM, Lance Sherk, Director of Economic Development,  talked about the Secondary Plan that was being developed for the City of Kawartha Lakes.

7 Policy Papers have been developed so far in the process:

Below is the announcement the CoKL made about the Secondary Plan process:

City of Kawartha Lakes Community Based
Secondary Plans for Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Omemee and Woodville
Notice of Project Launch

The City of Kawartha Lakes is studying the long-term growth and development of five settlement areas: Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Lindsay, Omemee and Woodville. The study and resulting Secondary Plans are being undertaken in accordance with the Planning Act of Ontario.

The City of Kawartha Lakes continues to experience significant growth in year-round and seasonal population. The City wishes to ensure that continued growth in the five settlement areas is managed in a sustainable way that recognizes the integrity and unique aspects of each community. The Community Based approach will involve stakeholders and explore visions and options for future development.

Public and agency comments will be incorporated into the study and resulting Secondary Plans. There will be numerous opportunities for public involvement which will be advertised in the future.

In the interim, further information can be found at or contact Michael Benner at [email protected], 705-324-9411 x1330 or Paddy Kennedy at [email protected], 416-229-4647 x2394.

Michael Benner, MCIP RPP
Manager of Policy Planning
Development Services – Planning Services
City of Kawartha Lakes
180 Kent St. W., Lindsay ON K9V 2Y6

More information can be found at:

As more public hearings are scheduled, we will try to notify people about it.

The City of Kawartha Lakes Sustainability Plan

CoKL is developing a community sustainability plan.  Below is information from the City about it:

The City of Kawartha Lakes is taking action to transform our Kawartha Lakes into a more successful, desirable, and sustainable place to live through the development of an Integrated Community Sustainability Plan called “Our Kawartha Lakes”.

This long-term plan, developed in consultation with community members, provides direction for the community to realize sustainability objectives for the environmental, cultural, social and economic dimensions that make up “Our Kawartha Lakes”. The Plan also identifies specific Actions to ensure that its Vision and Objectives are realized in a meaningful and responsible manner.

Want more information?  Go to Settlers Village, 85 Dunn St. Bobcaygeon this Saturday September 15th from 1pm -3pm to view the draft sustainability plan recommendations and actions including details regarding our nine focus areas. On display will be Vision, Goals and Objectives, The ICSP document, and presentations reflecting the work of over 100 community volunteers covering nine focus areas.

Also more information can be found on the city’s website.  


CoKL’s CAO follows up after the SPA AGM Presentation

After his informative presentation at SPA’s AGM on September 4th, Al Horsman engaged our members in a lively question and answer period. A number of issues were brought up by our members, and although Al did a good job of addressing all of the questions at the AGM, he recently followed up with a letter and some supporting documentation to help address some of our concerns in more depth. Al’s letter and those documents have been posted on a dedicated page and can be access by clicking on the following link:

CAO Al Horsman’s AGM Follow Up

Its encouraging to see that our new CAO is so responsive to our community’s concerns – and we hope this good relationship extends well into the future.