Archive for the 'About Town' Category

Pet-friendly in Collingwood and Area

It has been interesting to find out what local businesses allow pets to accompany their owners into their shops, in the Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Meaford and Wasaga Beach, areas. In the Collingwood Canadian Tire Store, dogs are not allowed, however, the Canadian Tire Store in Wasaga Beach not only allows Fido to come in, they […]

Déjà vu: Admiral Collingwood Condo Development Gets a New Owner

The beleaguered former Admiral School site at Hume and Hurontario St in Collingwood has been the subject of so much controversy since the old school was torn down in 2005. Much of the anger has centered around the process and about the height of the building located at the gateway to the downtown heritage district. Over […]

How Walkable is The Town of Blue Mountains?

    Here’s a fun and useful project you can do at no cost with your family or friends. As part of their active transportation initiative, the Town of the Blue Mountains wants to know if you think your neighbourhood is a friendly place to walk. Called the Walkability Checklist, the Town if asking people […]

I Know Garbage Isn’t a Sexy Topic But…

  This is kind of neat.  The waste management department for the Town of the Blue Mountains is trying to increase awareness about waste disposal practises within the town. This includes info regarding local schedules for waste collection, sorting solutions for basic household waste and the waste disposal site. To assist with that, they have […]

Gio and Fran Are Not Local Butchers

You know how Toronto or other big cities have a certain hip feel and vibe?  I don’t really know how to define it other than to say there is a cool factor that is always interesting, sometimes a bit uncomfortable and usually progressive. It’s especially pronounced in the entertainment, food, fashion and arts scenes.  Well anyway, […]

Lagging Loonie Spells Tourism Growth in Region

I’ve noticed quite a few vehicles around this year with American licence plates. According to the Ministry of Tourism, and CTV News, the 76 cent loonie led to a 12% hike in the number of visitors from the U.S. to our Blue Mountains area, setting an all-time high in May 2017.   Business owners in the […]

Good News Story: Renew Meaford and The Hub

Rather than being content with empty storefronts, the Town of Meaford has an innovative program designed to assist new businesses and building owners in the downtown core. Renew Meaford is a not-for-profit corporation that helps businesses get into downtown storefronts to gain exposure, build their business, test a new market and become a sustainable enterprise […]

Bard on the Bay performance in the Shipyards Amphitheatre

  If the day is warm, it’s quite magical to sit at the amphitheatre overlooking the water.  It’s even better if you can watch a live performance at the same time! Theatre Georgian Bay is very excited to holding its 2nd annual Bard on the Bay performance this year with Shakespeare’s comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. […]

An Unforgettable Video of the Nottawasaga Lighthouse

The Nottawasaga Lighthouse is one of those iconic symbols of the Collingwood and Blue Mountain areas.  A local condo development, Lighthouse Point, gives not to it’s status.  Built in 1858, this lighthouse is one of the few original such structures remaining on the great lakes and sadly, it is crumbling.  This haunting video will give […]

New Affordable Housing Units in Collingwood

When you see something every day in the landscape, you don’t even notice it anymore until something changes. This happened at the corner of High and Second Streets, opposite the Metro store.  All of a sudden, people are asking what’s going on with this property where several brick townhomes are sitting empty and large stands […]

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