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Geography

The township comprises the communities of Bridgenorth, Chemong Heights, Chemong Park, Connaught Shore, Deer Bay, Emerald Isle, Ennismore, Fife's Bay, Flood's Landing, Fowlers Corners, Gannon Beach, Gannon Village, Kawartha Park, Kimberley Park, Lakefield, Selwyn, Selwyn Shores, Stewart Heights, Tera View Heights, Tindle Bay, Victoria Springs, Village Meadowa, Windward Sands, Woodland Acres, Young's Cove, Young's Point and Youngstown.

The region is mostly rural, home to small villages and hamlets. Farms have been established on most of the flat areas that are intermixed between the rolling hills and lakes. The Trent-Severn Waterway passes through the township.

History

The township was created in its current form on January 1, 2001, by amalgamating the formerly independent village of Lakefield with the township of Smith-Ennismore and part of the township of Douro–Dummer.

Economy

The region is in the heart of Ontario's eastern 'Cottage Country', where urban residents (mostly from the Toronto region) have cottages on many of the small lakes. Many of the retail and services offered in the region cater to this seasonal market.

Small scale farms are a large industry, dairy and meat production are some of the notable goods.

Government

After the 2010 Ontario provincial-wide elections, Mary Smith won the position of reeve from former reeve Ron Millen by nearly one thousand votes. Also, for deputy reeve, Andy Mitchell won after Mary Smith had the position for a number of years.

Demographics

According to the 2001 Statistics Canada Census:

  • Population: 16,414
  • % Change (1996–2001): 1.9
  • Dwellings: 7,571
  • Area (km²): 319.61
  • Density (persons per km²): 51.4

According to the 2006 Statistics Canada Census:[1]

  • Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 6730 (total dwellings: 8988)
  • Mother tongue:
    • English as first language: 92.4 %
    • French as first language: 1.3 %
    • English and French as first language: 0 %
    • Other as first language: 6.3 %

Population trend:[2]

  • Population in 2006: 17,413 (2001 to 2006 population change: 6.1 %)
  • Population in 2001: 16,414
  • Population in 1996:
    • Ennismore (township): 4465
    • Lakefield (village): 2444
    • Smith (township): 9200
  • Population in 1991:
    • Ennismore (township): 4284
    • Lakefield (village): 2555
    • Smith (township): 8997

Education

Near the village is Lakefield College School which Prince Andrew, Duke of York attended in 1977. The campus was the filming location for the 1977 Canadian film Age of Innocence. In the village itself is the Ridpath Junior Public School named after James William Ridpath, publisher in the late 19th century and early 20th century of the Lakefield News, local businessman, sportsman and dignitary. Located right in the village is the Lakefield District Secondary School. St. Paul's Catholic School situated very close to the high school is the area parochial school.

In fiction

In Paul Nicholas Mason's novel Battered Soles (2005), Lakefield is the site of a pilgrimage, begun in July 1997, which sees thousands of pilgrims from all over the world walk from Peterborough along the Rotary Greenway Trail to St. John's Anglican Church in the village. The focus of the pilgrimage is a life-sized statue of a blue-skinned Jesus in the basement of the church. Mason's second novel, The Red Dress (2008), is also set in Lakefield, although this time the community is thinly-disguised as Greenfield.

In film

  • Lakefield and The Lakefield Boys School were used as the location for the 1977 Canadian film Age of Innocence (aka Ragtime Summer) starring David Warner, Honor Blackman and Trudy Young. One memorable scene was shot at the location of the old Lakefield train station on Stanley St. The first four letters were removed on the Lakefield sign and replaced with the name Rockfield.
  • In the winter of 2010 Verizon made a commercial at Lakefield's Ontario Speed Skating Oval outdoor speed skating rink.

Famous persons

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Local Attractions

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OPEN HOUSES THIS SATURDAY JUNE 14 849 WATER STREET FROM 11-1 928 WEBBER AVENUE 1:30 TO 3:30 BOTH HOSTED BY MIKE O'GRADY. I AM ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR ANY INQUIRIES AT 705 931 0893 Peterborough's Dragon Boat Festival - June 14, 2014 Peterborough's annual Dragon Boat Festival was quickly embraced by the community when it started in 2001 and has grown rapidly from about 34 teams to more ... Read More...
Posted by Jeremy Moore on 2014-06-09
    So why use me? All Realtors in Ontario work from the same data base, utilize standard forms and contracts and advertise in very similar ways. I'd like to tell you why I stand out from the rest and why you should consider using me to represent you in the purchase and/or sale of your new home. The internet is an incredible resource for real estate and it's consulted ... Read More...
Posted by Jeremy Moore on 2013-10-16

Construction and Expansion

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Question: p Answer: There are several long term benefits to owning a cottage that extend beyond the simple use and enjoyment of your recreation home. The ultimate goal is also to see your property value increase during the time you own it.  When determining the best location to purchase a cottage, budget usually becomes the first deciding factor. In Ontario, Muskoka has traditionally ... Read More...
Posted by Jeremy Moore on 2014-07-28
Kitchens tend to be the focal point of our modern day home and as such home owners have changed the kitchens design to suit. In the past kitchens were a place where the cooking was done and the food was brought to a separate dining room where the guest would be served. In today’s homes we have the 'open concept kitchen' which brings the chef and cooking space into the living space creating a ... Read More...
Posted by Chris Salmans on 2013-09-23

Community Events

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What was your best summer event? Did you go on a great holiday? There is still time to plan to have some great fun check out some great Fairs in the area, Peterborough Musicfest has some great entertainment lined up Justin Rutledge tonight and Hotel California this Friday get out and enjoy what is left of the summer. Read More...
Posted by Lynda Mattucci on 2014-08-13
World's Finest Shows workers continued preparations Tuesday for the 169th annual Peterborough Exhibition which runs Thursday to Sunday at Morrow Park. Here's the schedule:   Thursday 12:00 PM Vendors Open 4-H Beef Showmanship Morrow Building 12:30 PM PeeWee Beef Showmanship Morrow Building 1:00 PM Lorne Pimmett Memorial Cup Morrow Building 1:30 PM Open Beef Show Morrow Building ... Read More...
Posted by Crystal Edwards on 2014-08-06

Family & Kids

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These are some of the other questions I asked myself about each belonging I am determining whether to keep, discard or donate: When I see it, does it lift my spirits? Or does it carry memories of a time best forgotten? Does it have a practical use, today? Or maybe, it was once useful and I think perhaps someday it may be useful again? Am I keeping it for me, or out of a sense of duty to someone ... Read More...
Posted by Jeremy Moore on 2014-05-06
We invite you to discover the beauty of Buckhorn and its surrounding area, there are few places in Canada as visually stunning as the Kawartha Lakes area with open spaces, waterways and an abundance of birds and wildlife, with many unusual geographical features. The Buckhorn area is rich in culture with its many art galleries, antique stores and flea markets with hundreds of world class cultural ... Read More...
Posted by Ted Wiggins on 2014-03-14

Parks & Recreation

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For as long as I can remember this Saturday morning ritual has been a strong part of our community and family routine. We were shopping local before shopping local was cool or even talked about.  If you haven't attended the Saturday Famer's Market, follow this link www.peterboroughfarmersmarket.com  to see all what you've been missing!  So many great foodstuffs, local talent, and friendly ... Read More...
Posted by Lynn McCabe on 2014-07-25
time is running out for getting your gardens ready for winter do you mulch cover and compost did you know you can have your soil tested what tips do you have for getting your gardens ready? Read More...
Posted by Lynda Mattucci on 2013-11-07

Market Reports and Conditions

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Posted by Christine Roberts on 2014-06-16
OTTAWA, June 6, 2014 — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced today two additional changes as it has completed the review of its homeowner and multi-unit mortgage loan insurance business. These are: CMHC mortgage loan insurance for the financing of multi-unit condominium construction will be discontinued effective immediately. CMHC’s mortgage loan insurance for ... Read More...
Posted by Constantine Isslamow on 2014-06-06

Restaurants / Bars / Coffee Houses

North Kawartha Restaurant Opportunity - This 28 seat restaurant/bakery has been completely renovated & upgraded top to bottom, all equipment is approx 5 years new in excellent shape. This business sits on approximately 5 acres of land, consisting of a 4 bedroom home, rental cabin, roadside ice cream cabin, and storage building. All buildings and mechanical systems have been completely re-stored ... Read More...
Posted by Peterborough Commercial on 2013-05-20
THIS BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED CIRCA 1900 2 1/2 STOREY COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH A RESIDENTIAL UNIT IS LOCATED IN THE GROWING VILLAGE OF LAKEFIELD. MANY INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED IN THE PAST 6 YEARS INCLUDING: HAND STRIPPED AND RE-FINISHED MOLDING AND TRIM WORK THROUGHOUT, FLOORING, WASHROOMS, NEWER FURNACE AND MUCH MORE. THIS PRIME LOCATION HAS PROVED TO BE SUCCESSFUL FOR THE ... Read More...
Posted by Peterborough Commercial on 2012-10-11

Schools & Universities

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University Heights great North End neighbourhood lots of Parks great area for going for walks, close to the zoo, easy access Trent University check out 2979 Jennifer dr. custom built 3 bedroom, 3 bath home featuring main floor family room, main floor laundry room 2 gas fireplaces, and much more call today for more details Read More...
Posted by Lynda Mattucci on 2012-03-06

Shopping

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The summer is almost over, the long weekend is here, the dew is heavy in the mornings, and the birds are flocking together all sign that fall is close. Now may be the time to think of moving and it will be hard to find a nice town than Lakefield Ontario. Call me anytime for your C21 connection to my village. Read More...
Posted by Peter Ward on 2013-08-29
The Farmers Market is really busy looking forward to when it is moved back outside next weekend. support your local farmers get back to real food Read More...
Posted by Lynda Mattucci on 2013-04-27

Sports & Activities

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  The Peterborough Pagans Rugby Team is giving new meaning to the saying "Give Blood, Play Rugby". The PRUFC (Peterborough Rugby Club) is holding their first blood drive of 2014!  Their goal is to have 50 units of blood donated this year.  If you are 17 and over, please consider coming out to donate Saturday, Feb 8th.  The clinic is open 8 am-12 noon.  Please call ... Read More...
Posted by Kris Chappell on 2014-02-07
  The Peterborough Pagans Rugby Team is giving new meaning to the saying "Give Blood, Play Rugby". The PRUFC (Peterborough Rugby Club) is holding their first blood drive of 2014!  Their goal is to have 50 units of blood donated this year.  If you are 17 and over, please consider coming out to donate Saturday, Feb 8th.  The clinic is open 8 am-12 noon.  Please call ... Read More...
Posted by Kris Chappell on 2014-01-31
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