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.
Source: Victoria Place – BRAD NELSON
Victoria Place, Bobcaygeon is an established residential area comprised of 215 brick homes, with full basements and attached garages. Each home stands on approximately on half 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.Residents of Victoria place share in the exclusive use of numerous recreational facilities including the Clubhouse, tennis court, swimming pool, two beaches, shuffle board courts, regulation size lawn bowling green, and golf driving range. 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.