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Victoria Road is an unincorporated community in the Canadian province of Ontario, located within the single-tier municipality of Kawartha Lakes. The village was built around a station on the Toronto and Nipissing Railway, which was constructed in 1872.[1] The station - the second last on the line - served the community and area until the last train passed through in 1965, after which the tracks were lifted.

Victoria Road is located on the north-eastern tip of Mitchell Lake. Like most of the surrounding area, the soil is extremely thin; at times less than 2 inches thick, resulting in very little farmland in the area.[2] At the peak of the village, it contained several small industries and three hotels.[1]

The origin of the name is unknown, but likely from the Victoria Colonization Road, which was built between 1859 and 1861 and passes through the village. For a time, the village was known as "The City of Peace" and "The Road."[1] An 1881 survey map lists it as the village of Bexley, with the railroad station listed as Victoria Road Station.[3]


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