McWilliams Moving & Storage is proud to be known as one of the most reputable and reliable Lindsay moving companies. Our goals as your local Lindsay movers are to provide you with exceptional customer service and attention to detail. We believe that no job is too big or small, and aim to ensure that each and every move we make is as smooth as possible.
Our punctual and reliable service is what has given us the reputation as one of Kawartha Lakes top moving companies for over 50 years. We ensure that your personal goods are in great hands as we only employ highly trained, professional movers.
For a free quote or to answer any questions you may have, get in touch with one of our Lindsay movers today.
Call toll-free across North America: 1-800-461-6464
Local Phone: (705) 743-4597
Fax us at: (705) 743-4226
Visit us in person at our Peterborough office:
712 The Kingsway
About Lindsay, Ontario
The Township of Lindsay was originally surveyed in 1825 by Col. Duncan McDonnell. McDonnell found the clay loam soil covering the rich limestone bed had excellent agricultural potential and therefore named the township “OPS” after Saturn’s wife and goddess of plenty and fertility, in ancient Rome.
The town was originally known as Purdy’s Mills or Purdy’s Rapids after American settler William Purdy. Purdy, along with his sons Jesse and Hazard, built the first gristmills and sawmills on this site in 1828. Unfortunately, the dam that Purdy had built backed up the Scugog River until it formed Lake Scugog. It continued to back up, flooding the surrounding farmland. The farmers then marched to town and destroyed the dam.
When the post office was established in 1836, the name was changed to Lindsay in memory of a surveyor’s assistant who was accidentally shot in the leg during the survey and subsequently died of infection. In 1861, a huge fire destroyed the town’s four hotels, two mills, the post office and another 83 buildings in town.
Today, Lindsay is still a farming and lumbering centre. As part of the Trent Canal System and the main gateway to the Kawartha Lakes recreation area, Lindsay’s tourism industry plays a large part in the local economy.
On January 1, 2001, Lindsay along with Bobcaygeon, Bethany, Coboconk, Kirkfield, and Omemee amalgamated to become the City of Kawartha Lakes. Lindsay is located approximately 135 km northeast of Toronto on Highways #7 and #35. The community is situated on the Scugog River and is part of the Trent Canal System.
The population of Lindsay numbers approximately 33,000.
The population of Kawartha Lakes numbers approximately 74,561.