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Kirkfield is a village located in the city of Kawartha Lakes. It is home to Lock 36 of the Trent-Severn Waterway, a hydraulic lift lock which connects Canal Lake and the artificially flooded Mitchell Lake. Travellers and commuters pass through Kirkfield regularily while travelling on Highway 48 (Now Portage Road) east towards Highway 12 and west towards Highway 35.

The village of Kirkfield is located north-northwest of Lindsay at the junction of Kawartha Lakes Road 48 and Kawartha Lakes Road 6 (Formerly highways 48 and 503, respectively).[1]

Facts and Figures

  • Kirkfield is home to the famed Sir William Mackenzie Inn, built in 1888 and rumoured to be haunted.[2]
  • Kirkfield's Lock 36 is also a 15 metre high hydraulic liftlock constructed between 1896 and 1907. Additional construction of an updated electrical and hydraulic system was completed between 1965 and 1966.[3] It is the second highest lift lock in Canada.
  • Kirkfield was the childhood home of Pat Burns who went on to start the Calgary Stampede and build one of largest meat packing and ranching empires in the world

References


Coordinates: 44°33′45″N 78°58′45″W / 44.5625°N 78.97917°W / 44.5625; -78.97917

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