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"A map of the entire city of Kawartha Lakes. The lakes, rivers, and roads are shown, each represented by coloured lines, except lakes which are coloured shapes. Lakes and rivers are light-blue; roads are either black, representing numbered city roads, or dark-blue, representing highways maintained by the province of Ontario. The outline of the city is a much thicker, partially transparent grey line."
A map of Kawartha Lakes. Highway 115 crosses to the lower right, King's highways are deep-blue, city roads are black.

The numbered roads of Kawartha Lakes account for 901.9 kilometres (560.4 mi) of roads in the City of Kawartha Lakes in the Canadian province of Ontario.[note 1][1] These roads[note 2] include King's Highways that are signed and maintained by the province, as well as the Kawartha Lakes Roads under the jurisdiction of the city. The third type of existing roadway in the single-tier municipality is that of locally-maintained roads that are also called concession roads and sidelines. A fourth category of roads, Secondary highways, existed prior to 1998, but no longer exist within Kawartha Lakes.

The 49 numbered highways provide year-round access to the mostly rural municipality. The longest of these roads is Highway 35, which stretches 86.7 kilometres (53.9 mi) across the municipality from the south to the north. The shortest numbered road is Kawartha Lakes Road 3, Hartley Road, a causeway just less than a kilometre long crossing Mitchell Lake.

Before 1998, several additional King's Highways and Secondary highways were located in what was then known as Victoria County. These were downloaded to Victoria County in 1998. All Victoria County Roads, including the former provincial highways, were renamed when Victoria County was abolished in 2001 and replaced with the City of Kawartha Lakes.


Types of roads

"An image of a signpost on a clear winter day. Behind the signpost are several leafless trees. To the left of the foot of the sign is the gravel shoulder of the road (not pictured) that it stands beside. The signpost is wooden, with three signs. Two are at the top, and one is centred below those. The top two are bullet-shaped signs with a king's crown on top. One is for Highway 7 and one for Highway 35. The sign below is green, with a white maple leaf in the centre. Above the leaf is a white banner with green text, reading "TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY". The centre of the leaf reads in green "CENTRAL ONTARIO ROUTE". Finally, a white banner with a hung appearance is below the leaf. The green text within the banner reads "ONTARIO""
A marker for Highway 35 and Highway 7 / The Trans-Canada Highway, which run concurrently near Lindsay

King's Highways

There are 162.6 kilometres (101.0 mi) of provincially maintained highways,[note 1] termed "provincial highways" or "King's Highways" (a term adopted in 1930),[3] within the city of Kawartha Lakes.[1]

Like the rest of Ontario, the provincially maintained highways in Kawartha Lakes are designated with an shield shaped sign topped with a crown. The highway number is in the centre, with the word ONTARIO below. These signs are known as shields, but may be referred to as reassurance markers.[4]Highway 7, which is part of the Trans-Canada Highway,[5] is also marked with a green maple leaf shield. Highways 7 and 35 together measure 140.0 km (87.0 mi) and account for 83.8% of the length of numbered roads. The remaining 27.1 km (16.8 mi) comprises Highway 115, a controlled-access freeway in the southern corner of the city; and Highway 7A, an alternate route to Highway 7 around the Lindsay area.[1]

Provincially maintained highways generally have greater construction standards than municipally or locally maintained roads.[6] Although they are generally one lane in either direction, several short sections with two lanes in one direction as a passing lane exist along the highways. The municipality's lone freeway, Highway 115, is two lanes in either direction for its entire length. There are three off ramps with Highway 115 in the region: One with Kawartha Lakes Road 20 (Boundary Road) at the southern boundary with Durham Region; one with Kawartha Lakes Road 32 (Porter Road); and one with Kawartha Lakes Road 12 (Pefferlaw Road) at the eastern boundary with Peterborough County.[7]

City roads

"a dirt road crosses the centre of a lake on a clear day."
Hartley Road (Kawartha Lakes Road 3) crossing Mitchell Lake

There are 44 numbered city roads in Kawartha Lakes.[8] Kawartha Lakes city roads are signed with a flowerpot-shaped sign, as are most regional and county roads in Ontario. The road number appears in the centre of the sign, with the word KAWARTHA above and the word LAKES below. Like King's Highways, these signs are known as shields.[4] The total length of city roads is 739.3 kilometres (459.4 mi).[note 3]


The City of Kawartha Lakes was formed on January 1, 2001, and was known as Victoria County before that.[9] Alongside this change, all Victoria County Roads received Kawartha Lakes Road designations, with unchanged numbers,[1] and many new routes were established.[10][11]

Prior to 1998, Victoria County contained eleven King's Highways. As part of a province-wide downloading of highways to municipal governments, six were given new Victoria County designations following the prior provincial designations. The exception is Highway 35A which was renumbered to fill a gap in the route of Victoria County Road 8.[10][11]

Secondary Highways

"A road approaching a village on a cloudy day. There are traffic signals ahead. To each side of the road are several small buildings, the ones on the left obscured by trees."
Glenarm Road passes through the small community of Argyle at its junction with Kawartha Lakes Road 46

Three secondary highways in Victoria County prior to 1998 were also downloaded from the province to the county, and given new designations in addition to the downloading of King's Highways:[10][11]

The responsibility for maintaining these roads was transferred to Victoria County as part of the province-wide downloading. Upon the renaming of Victoria County to Kawartha Lakes in 2001, they received Kawartha Lakes designations.[10][11]

King's Highways

The following is a list of provincially-maintained highways in Kawartha Lakes.

Route #[8] Length[1] Western/Southern Terminus Eastern/Northern Terminus Communities Comments References
Highway 7
&0000000000000053.30000053.3 km (33.1 mi)
Kawartha Lakes Road 2 Hayes Line Manilla, Oakwood, Lindsay, Reaboro, Omemee Part of the Trans-Canada Highway [5]
&0000000000000018.40000018.4 km (11.4 mi)
Kawartha Lakes–Durham Region Boundary Dranoel Road Bethany
&0000000000000003.4000003.4 km (2.1 mi)
Highway 7 Kawartha Lakes Road 15 Lindsay Highway 7B and Highway 35B followed the same course, prior to the former being shortened to its current length, and the latter downloaded, in 1998; also known as Kent Street West [10][11]
&0000000000000086.70000086.7 km (53.9 mi)
Boundary Road Laxton–Lutterworth Boundary Road Lindsay, Cameron, Rosedale, Coboconk, Norland Also known as Main Street
&0000000000000008.4000008.4 km (5.2 mi)
Boundary Road Glamorgan Road Only freeway in the region [1]
Note: All King's Highways, with the exception of 7B, continue in both directions into neighbouring counties and regions.

City roads

The following is a list of numbered city roads in Kawartha Lakes. Towns are ordered by where the route encounters them (either from south to north or from west to east).

City Roads
Route #[8] Name(s) Length Western/Southern Terminus Eastern/Northern Terminus Communities Comments
Simcoe Street &0000000000000020.70000020.7 km (12.9 mi) &0000000000000202.000000High Park Road &0000000000000009.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 9 (Woodville Road) Seagrave, Sonya, Manilla Signed and maintained by both the city of Kawartha Lakes[8][12] and the Regional Municipality of Durham[13] north of Seagrave
Kawartha Lakes Road 3
Hartley Road &0000000000000000.9000000.9 km (0.56 mi) &0000000000000048.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 48 (Portage Road) &0000000000000203.000000Robinson Avenue Victoria Road Shortest city road in Kawartha Lakes
Little Britain Road, Angeline Street, Thunder Bridge Road &0000000000000032.10000032.1 km (19.9 mi) &0000000000000002.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 2 (Simcoe Street) &0000000000000018.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 18 (Elm Tree Road) Little Britain, Lindsay
Kawartha Lakes Road 5
Janetville Road &0000000000000007.3000007.3 km (4.5 mi) &0000000000000001.080000Highway 7A &0000000000000057.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 57 (Golf Course Road) Janetville
Eldon Road, Kirkfield Road,
Sadowa Road, Chisholm Trail, Black River Road
&0000000000000078.80000078.8 km (49.0 mi) &0000000000000028.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 28 (Ramsey Road) &0000000000000052.000000Simcoe County Road 52 (Coopers Falls Road) Little Britain, Oakwood, Kirkfield, Sebright, Sadowa prior to 1998, a segment was designated as Highway 503[10][11]
Kawartha Lakes Road 7
Sturgeon Road, Thurstonia Road &0000000000000022.40000022.4 km (13.9 mi) &0000000000000001.070000Highway 7 (King Street) &0000000000000207.000000Hazel Street (Sturgeon Lake) Omemee, Downeyville, Dunsford
Glenarm Road, Victoria Road, Helen Street, Colborne Street, North Street, Duke Street &0000000000000046.00000046.0 km (28.6 mi) &0000000000000002.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 2 (Simcoe Street) &0000000000000036.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 36 (East Street North) Argyle, Glenarm, Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon Previously numbered as Highway 35A between Highway 35 and former Highway 121, prior to 1998;[10][11] continues westward as Durham Regional Road 15[1]
Kawartha Lakes Road 9
Woodville Road, King Street, Cambray Road &0000000000000022.10000022.1 km (13.7 mi) &0000000000000002.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 2 (Simcoe Street) &0000000000000001.350000Highway 35 Woodville, Cambray
Kawartha Lakes Road 10
Emily Park Road, Centreline Road &0000000000000015.50000015.5 km (9.6 mi) &0000000000000210.000000Hayes Line &0000000000000017.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 17 (Pigeon Lake Road) Emily Continues southward as Peterborough County Road 10; concurrent with City Road 17 for 1.1 km (0.68 mi)[1]
Kawartha Lakes Road 11
Pleasant Point Road &0000000000000002.8000002.8 km (1.7 mi) &0000000000000036.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 36 &0000000000000211.000000Sturgeon Lake Pleasant Point
Kawartha Lakes Road 12
Pontypool Road &0000000000000009.3000009.3 km (5.8 mi) &0000000000000001.350000Highway 35 &0000000000000212.000000Glamorgan Road Pontypool Continues eastward as Peterborough County Road 21[1]
Kawartha Lakes Road 14
Peace Road, Yankee Line &0000000000000011.30000011.3 km (7.0 mi) &0000000000000007.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 7 (Sturgeon Road) &0000000000000214.000000Boundary Road Emily Continues eastward as Peterborough County Road 14[1]
Kawartha Lakes Road 15
Lindsay Street &0000000000000003.3000003.3 km (2.1 mi) &0000000000000001.000000Highway 35, Highway 7 &0000000000000017.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 17 (Wellington Street, Queen Street) Lindsay Lindsay Street is the east-west divider for Lindsay, so many streets (including its terminus) are named differently on either side[1]
Kawartha Lakes Road 16
Ogemah Road, Cottage Road &0000000000000004.3000004.3 km (2.7 mi) &0000000000000216.000000Washburn Island Road &0000000000000028.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 28 (Ramsey Road)
Colborne Street, William Street, Wellington Street, Lindsay Street, Verulam Street, Pigeon Lake Road &0000000000000036.10000036.1 km (22.4 mi) &0000000000000001.350000Highway 35 &0000000000000036.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 36 Lindsay
Kawartha Lakes Road 18
Elm Tree Road &0000000000000020.90000020.9 km (13.0 mi) &0000000000000028.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 28 (Valentia Road) &0000000000000009.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 9 (Cambray Road) Valentia, Cambray City Road 18 shares its southern/western terminus with the southern/eastern terminus of City Road 28[1]
Kawartha Lakes Road 19
Mary Street &0000000000000001.4000001.4 km (0.87 mi) &0000000000000004.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 4 (Angeline Street South) &0000000000000015.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 15 (Lindsay Street South) Lindsay
Kawartha Lakes Road 20
Boundary Road &0000000000000007.6000007.6 km (4.7 mi) &0000000000000220.000000Darlington–Manvers Townline Road &0000000000000001.990000Highway 115 Follows the southern boundary of Kawartha Lakes; continues westward as Durham Regional Road 20[1]
Kawartha Lakes Road 21
Killarney Bay Road &0000000000000011.00000011.0 km (6.8 mi) &0000000000000001.350000Highway 35 &0000000000000008.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 8 (Glenarm Road)
Kawartha Lakes Road 22
Francis Street East &0000000000000002.3000002.3 km (1.4 mi) &0000000000000222.000000River Drive &0000000000000008.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 8
Kawartha Lakes Road 121 (Colborne Street)
Fenelon Falls
Kawartha Lakes Road 24
Park Street, King Street &0000000000000013.00000013.0 km (8.1 mi) &0000000000000036.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 36 &0000000000000036.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 36 (East Street South) Dunsford, Bobcaygeon
Kawartha Lakes Road 25
Sturgeon Point Road &0000000000000007.8000007.8 km (4.8 mi) &0000000000000225.000000Irene Avenue &0000000000000008.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 8 Sturgeon Point
Kawartha Lakes Road 26
Frank Hill Road &0000000000000006.3000006.3 km (3.9 mi) &0000000000000001.070000Highway 7 &0000000000000014.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 14 (Yankee Line) Fowlers Corners
Kawartha Lakes Road 28
Ramsey Road, Valentia Road &0000000000000013.60000013.6 km (8.5 mi) &0000000000000002.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 2 (Simcoe Street) &0000000000000018.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 18 (Elm Tree Road) Valentia City Road 28 shares its southern/eastern terminus with the southern/western terminus of City Road 18[1]
Kawartha Lakes Road 30
Blythe Shore Road &0000000000000006.0000006.0 km (3.7 mi) &0000000000000025.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 25 (Sturgeon Point Road) &0000000000000008.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 8
Kawartha Lakes Road 31
Mount Horeb Road &0000000000000011.40000011.4 km (7.1 mi) &0000000000000001.350000Highway 35 &0000000000000001.070000Highway 7 Omemee
Kawartha Lakes Road 32
Porter Road &0000000000000007.7000007.7 km (4.8 mi) &0000000000000001.990000Highway 115 &0000000000000001.080000Highway 7A Manvers
Kawartha Lakes Road 33
Centennial Park Road &0000000000000006.7000006.7 km (4.2 mi) &0000000000000048.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 48 (Portage Road) &0000000000000006.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 6 (Kirkfield Road) Rohallion
Kawartha Lakes Road 34
Long Beach Road, Cameron Road &0000000000000012.30000012.3 km (7.6 mi) &0000000000000234.000000Manor Road (Sturgeon Lake) &0000000000000008.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 8 (Glenarm Road) Long Beach, Cameron
Fennel Road, Victoria Road &0000000000000030.50000030.5 km (19.0 mi) &0000000000000008.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 8 (Glenarm Road) &0000000000000045.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 45 (Monck Road) Glenarm, Victoria Road, Uphill The northern 19.1 km (11.9 mi) were designated as Highway 505, prior to 1997[10][11]
Verulam Road, East Street &0000000000000036.20000036.2 km (22.5 mi) &0000000000000001.070000Highway 7 &0000000000000049.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 49 (Main Street) Lindsay, Dunsford, Bobcaygeon Formerly Highway 36, prior to 1997[10][11] continues eastward as Peterborough County Road 36[1]
Kawartha Lakes Road 37
Bury's Green Road &0000000000000011.20000011.2 km (7.0 mi) &0000000000000121.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 121 &0000000000000049.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 49 Fell Station, Bury's Green
Kawartha Lakes Road 38
Ski Hill Road &0000000000000013.60000013.6 km (8.5 mi) &0000000000000001.080000Highway 7A &0000000000000001.070000Highway 7 (King Street West) Bethany, Franklin, Omemee
Kawartha Lakes Road 41
Bexley–Laxton Township Line &0000000000000012.10000012.1 km (7.5 mi) &0000000000000048.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 48 (Portage Road) &0000000000000045.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 45 (Monck Road) Corsons, Bexley
Kawartha Lakes Road 42
Base Line Road &0000000000000011.40000011.4 km (7.1 mi) &0000000000000001.350000Highway 35 (Main Street) &0000000000000045.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 45 (Monck Road) Coboconk, Dongola
Kawartha Lakes Road 43
6th Concession Road, Northline Road, 7th Concession Road &0000000000000009.6000009.6 km (6.0 mi) &0000000000000001.350000Highway 35 &0000000000000044.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 44 (Burnt River Road) Coboconk, Burnt River
Kawartha Lakes Road 44
Burnt River Road, Hillside Drive &0000000000000003.9000003.9 km (2.4 mi) &0000000000000121.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 121 &0000000000000121.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 121 Burnt River A short bypass of City Road 121 through the village of Burnt River[1]
Monck Road &0000000000000050.00000050.0 km (31.1 mi) &0000000000000006.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 6 (Kirkfield Road) &0000000000000245.000000Bobcaygeon Road Sebright, Ragged Rapids, Uphill, Norland, Dongola, Kinmount Formerly hwy  503, prior to 1997;[10][11] continues westward as Simcoe County Road 45, eastward as Peterborough County Road 503[1]
Agnes Street, King Street, Nappadale Street &0000000000000025.70000025.7 km (16.0 mi) &0000000000000001.070000Highway 7 &0000000000000048.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 48 (Portage Road) Woodville, Argyle, Bolsover Formerly hwy  46, prior to 1997[10][11]
Kawartha Lakes Road 47
Mara–Carden Boundary Road, Brechin Road &0000000000000008.2000008.2 km (5.1 mi) &0000000000000247.000000Concession Road &0000000000000006.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 6 (Kirkfield Road) Continues westward as Simcoe County Road 47[1]
Portage Road &0000000000000029.20000029.2 km (18.1 mi) &0000000000000248.000000Eldon–Thorah Townline Road &0000000000000001.350000Highway 35 (Main Street) Bolsover, Kirkfield, Victoria Road, Corsons, Coboconk Formerly Highway 48, prior to 1997;[10][11]

Continues westward as Durham Regional Road 48[1]

East Street North &0000000000000018.00000018.0 km (11.2 mi) &0000000000000036.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 36 (Main Street) &0000000000000121.000000Kawartha Lakes Road 121 Bobcaygeon Formerly Highway 649, prior to 1997[10][11]
Kawartha Lakes Road 57
Golf Course Road &0000000000000010.20000010.2 km (6.3 mi) &0000000000000257.000000Durham–Kawartha Lakes boundary &0000000000000001.350000Highway 35 Janetville Continues westward as Durham Regional Road 57[1]
Lindsay Street, Colborne Street, Short Street, Snowdon Road &0000000000000042.00000042.0 km (26.1 mi) &0000000000000001.350000Highway 35 &0000000000000299.000000Boundary Road Fenelon Falls, Burnt River, Kinmount Formerly Highway 121, prior to 1998;[10][11] continues northward as Haliburton County Road 121[1]


  1. ^ a b The total lengths of roads in Kawartha Lakes Roads only counts concurrent roadways once.
  2. ^ In Ontario, all roads are legally known as highways. However, Road is the more prevalent term for common use. The Ontario Municipal Act defines a highway as any road, street or bridge that is not a Provincial Highway.[2]
  3. ^ There are 4.0 km (2.5 mi) of concurrent roadway (Routes 6 and 9 (0.5 km (0.31 mi)), 8 and 121 (1.9 km (1.2 mi)), 9 and 46 (0.3 km (0.19 mi)), 10 and 14 (1.1 km (0.68 mi)), and 45 and 121 (0.2 km (0.12 mi))). This means that the total of all the route lengths is 743.3 kilometres (461.9 mi).


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  3. ^ Thompson, Don W. (1969). "Men and Meridians: The History of Surveying and Mapping in Canada". Canadian Government Publishing Centre. p. 141.  
  4. ^ a b "Illustrated Sign and Signal Display Index". Ontario Traffic Manual. 1A. Ontario Ministry of Transportation. July 2001. p. 82. ISBN 0-7794-1857-3. Retrieved January 14, 2010.  
  5. ^ a b "Navigating the Trans-Canada Highway". Transport Canada. April 1, 2007. Retrieved January 13, 2010.  
  6. ^ "Ontario Provincial Standards for Roads and Public Works". Ontario Ministry of Transportation. November 30, 2009.  
  7. ^ Google, Inc. Google Maps [map]. Cartography by Tele Atlas. Retrieved on January 11, 2010.
  8. ^ a b c d "Overall city map". City of Kawartha Lakes. p. 3. Archived from the original on October 10, 2006. Retrieved August 27, 2009.  
  9. ^ Kitchen, Harry (April 19, 2000) Municipal Government for Victoria County: A New Beginning - Final Report and Order . Government of Ontario, 35–36. (Report). Retrieved on January 16, 2010.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n MapArt. Kawartha / Haliburton Highlands [map]. (1999) ISBN 1-55368-335-8.
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  12. ^ Public Works department (November 29, 2005). "Kawartha Lakes Maintenance Priority Classification System, Policy 123-EPW-009". City of Kawartha Lakes. Retrieved January 15, 2010.  
  13. ^ Works Department. "Regional Roads". Regional Municipality of Durham. Retrieved January 15, 2010.  

External links

Official current MTO road map of Ontario, sheet 5 (south-central Ontario)


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