Originally knows as "Purdy's Mills", the town was eventually named for the assistant of one of the first surveyors, John Houston. Known as the gateway to Kawartha Lakes, Lindsay, with a population close to 17,000, prides itself on its rich culture and heritage. Beautifully maintained city parks, the winding Scugog River, a variety of entertaining events, and one of the widest Main Streets in Ontario, make Lindsay a popular destination for tourists year round.