Victoria Place, a waterfront community. Minutes from Bobcaygeon on the Shores of Pigeon Lake.
Victoria Place was the creation of Fred Reynolds, a young Bobcaygeon businessman who, while visiting Florida, saw his first self-contained community designed for seniors. He liked what he saw, but thought he could do better right in his own backyard. He came home, bought a large, marginal farm on the west shore of Pigeon Lake just south of Bobcaygeon and went to work. By 1979 he had completed Phase 1 of his two-phase dream community and had sold nearly all the lots in the original plan. All homes were originally sold to buyers over 55, most of who were retired or in the process of retiring.
Victoria Place was completed in 1984 and turned over by Mr. Reynolds to an Association of owners. Although a Board of Directors manages the Association, Victoria Place is not a condominium community. From that point, the community became self-managing except for its owner-paid–for potable water system which, by law, had to be turned over to the Township of Verulam.
Victoria Place comprises 215 brick and stone homes, most with a lake view. All homes have a basement and an attached garage. Each home stands on approximately on half to three-quarters of an acre, which the homeowner owns outright. Surrounding the groups of homes (and, in some instances, separating lots) are large areas of common land (74 acres) owned by the community as a whole.
There is a one time Association membership fee of $1.00. This will allow you to cast a vote (one per household) at the Annual General Meeting. It will also confirm your commitment to Victoria Place and the life-style we enjoy here.
Much of the maintenance required to keep Victoria Place looking good is performed by resident volunteers. There are, however, some expenses incurred in the maintenance of our recreational facilities and in the upkeep of our common ground, waterfront etc. that must be paid for. This results in a maintenance fee, which is currently set at $500.00 per annum
The Victoria Place Clubhouse is for the exclusive use of all property owners for card games, dances, meetings and recreational events. Canada Post mailboxes are located here as well.
There is an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, regulation size lawn bowling green, shuffleboard courts (3), driving range.
Victoria Place owns several acres of beautiful, private, exclusive shoreline on Pigeon Lake where you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, bird watching, a picnic or barbecue.
There are protected water areas for your own private dockage at North Island and South Island.
Boating for the nautical adventurer offers lake to lake travel on the beautiful Trent System. It is an excellent sailing area for those so inclined who prefer to pass up motorized travel for the quiet and challenging way of a sailboat.
Water skiing and wind surfing are both suited to Pigeon Lake.
There are 2 golf courses within 10 minutes drive and several more courses are within 20-25 minutes of Victoria Place.
For those who enjoy winter snowmobiling, the Twin Mountains Snowmobile Club is the source of local groomed trails just north of Bobcaygeon.
Both snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are available in Victoria Place on our own bush trails and common ground.
There is renowned fishing (Pickerel, Bass, Muskie) in the Kawarthas area.
Bobcaygeon has numerous clubs and activities including: curling, bowling, skating, square dancing, line dancing etc. plus there is a Senior Citizen’s Center.
The ideal location for those contemplating retirement is undoubtedly Victoria Place. Victoria Place is on a paved county road and 1.8 miles form a major highway system.
By car you are:
Victoria Place is an established residential area.
Private recreational facilities include the Clubhouse, tennis court, swimming pool, two beaches, shuffle board courts, regulation size lawn bowling green, golf driving range.
There are several acres of prime Pigeon Lake shoreline, with your own personal docking area.
The residents take pride in the community’s appearance.
Annual costs are very reasonable and well below other comparable communities.
The sweet smell of fresh country air to replace the smog filled air of cities is certainly a welcome relief and will be yours to enjoy for many years to come.
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