New 222-unit residence for seniors planned for Lindsay

By Lindsay Advocate

Long-term care group commends local MPP for new funding for residents

Kawartha Lakes Council has approved two planning recommendations to ongoing projects that are focused on improving the growth and quality of life in the community, according to a media release from the city.

Ian Walker, Planning Officer – Large Developments, presented an amendment to the Lindsay Official Plan and Zoning By-law, which would allow for a new “Continuum-of-Care Facility” retirement residence, and an agreement for a subdivision plan.

The property located at the northwest intersection of St. Joseph Road and Thornhill Road, between Kent Street West to the south and Colborne Street West to the north, will be re-zoned and re-designated to accommodate a retirement residence with a range of unit types.

Under the new zoning, the applicant will be permitted a 222-unit retirement residence, including 24 hour nursing care units, assisted living units and independent living units with full kitchens.

The property is currently vacant and consists of approximately 1.37 hectares and was previously zoned for community facility uses.

Council also approved the municipality to prepare a Subdivision Agreement for 146 new homes located near downtown Lindsay by Jennings Creek.

In May 2020, CIC Developments Inc./Bromont Homes Inc. entered into a pre-servicing agreement with the City for the installation of infrastructure to support a subdivision.

After fulfilling the pre-servicing agreement, the plan will enter final review and residential lots will be created.

1 Comment

  1. Tom Mohr says:

    I ask, who will take ownership of this facility? Will it be a municipally-owned LTC centre, or a for-profit one? I think we’ve all been made well aware of the dangers present when the health of our most vulnerable citizens comes in second behind shareholder dividends.

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