LYU House

The LYU House is operated as an extension of the mission and vision of Lakefield Youth Unlimited and Kawartha Youth for Christ. Our house contains both offices for the LYU staff and individual apartments. LYU house is situated on a peninsula bordered by the beautiful Trent Canal and the Otonabee River.

Rental Apartments

The LYU House has two individual apartments, which meet the need of affordable housing in Lakefield for youth and families. Beyond just providing a place to live, it is our hope to offer support to our tenants with educational, emotional, physical and spiritual matters, as needs arise.

If you are interested or want to learn more about the availability of our apartments, please contact our office at (705) 651-0156.


Lower Rental Unit

Unfurnished one bedroom apartment containing kitchen, livingroom, bathroom and laundry facilities. Also includes a private outdoor deck.


Upper Rental Unit

Unfurnished three bedroom apartment containing full kitchen, livingroom, bathroom and laundry facilities. Also includes a private outdoor deck.

All apartments include heat, electricity and water services
Wireless Internet access
Shared basic cable TV and downstairs living room (Additional payment for extra channels and new ports in rooms applicable)
Storage available

Fire and C02 alarms

LYU Canoe Gardens

Located on our grounds are eleven raised gardens, some actually contained in boats and canoes. Last summer a local Jr. High youth attended our gardens and produced a bountiful harvest of tomatoes, lettuce and parsley. This produce is sold to The Nutty Bean Café, a local restaurant in Lakefield. This project helps mentor and develop entrepreneurial skills in Jr. High students.


We are grateful for the various community members who help make these gardens possible. Each year we have Sr. High students or youth groups that help prepare the gardens with topsoil donated by Scott’s Concrete and also complete yard work around the LYU House. We are also thankful for the donations of lettuce seeds, parsley and tomato plants and flowers that are donated by the Lakefield Horticultural Society.

Little Free Library (Open mid-May until mid-October)

Who doesn’t enjoy a good book? We discovered that a lot of people enjoyed borrowing a book or sharing a book at the Little Free Library situated across the road from our LYU house, overlooking the beautiful Trent River Canal.
There are 25,000 Little Free Libraries registered all over the world, and Mary Marsden initiated setting up four in the community of Lakefield. Chris Jones and a wood working volunteer designed and installed the library with the help of two local volunteers. The library contains three shelves of books and a bulletin board for community and LYU advertising. LYU keeps two shelves of the library stocked with good quality reading and Christian stories from May until Thanksgiving. The library is used by both locals and touring boaters (as they walk from the canal locks into the village).
Also placed beside the library are a memorial bench and two plaques in memory of Dylan Gammon and Matt Cournyea. These two young men are greatly missed in our community.
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+1 705 743 2900


256 Brock St.
Peterborough, ON.
K9H 2P7
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