Feeling a little crowded in Lindsay


By Lindsay Advocate

"A burb of Toronto isn’t my idea of peaceful country life," writes one concerned citizen of the extraordinary growth happening north and west of Lindsay.

I enjoyed reading “CAO says city is attempting to manage extraordinary growth” in the November Advocate.

As a family caught in the middle of the building happening north of Lindsay, I am not a fan. With the roads always busy now and the speed issue, more people aren’t always a positive solution. Habits are not quick to change.

Supposedly 2,000 homes being built, two schools, park trail green space. Affordable? Probably not. Places to shop? We haven’t heard.

Maybe I’m being too quick to judge but those of us that aren’t comfortable with neighbourhoods going up around us may feel crowded out and feel the urge to move away. A burb of Toronto isn’t my idea of peaceful country life.

– D. McGriskin, Lindsay


  1. Wendy MacKenzie says:

    I couldn’t agree more! Do we really want Lindsay to deteriorate into a ‘dormitory town’ for Toronto? I, for one, do not!

  2. Sandre daoust says:

    Managing “extraordinary growth” isn’t easy. When will we learn to not be driven by unrealistic growth plans over quality of life and community? It is happening in many areas (even here in Haliburton). Ask the hard questions about infrastructure (roads, healthcare, food, environment) now.

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