Archive for the 'About Town' Category

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 […]

The Painterie in Collingwood

Even though The Painterie in downtown Collingwood opened last fall, I only just recently was able to stop by for my first visit and I LOVED it!  If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind gifts or unique furniture pieces, you’ve just got to stop in. Set in a century home, the store brings together the vision of owner […]

SOLD OUT is the new refrain in South Georgian Bay

It used to be quite normal for a new subdivision in the Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Wasaga Beach areas to take years to sell out.  With the current market conditions, I was curious to take a sampling of current projects to see how they are fairing now and here is what we found. Indigo Estates […]

Census Data Shows Above Average Growth in South Georgian Bay

The 2016 census data was just released and below is a summary of the findings for the Southern Georgian Bay area including the six key communities of Clearview, Collingwood, Grey Highlands, Meaford, the Blue Mountains and Wasaga Beach. The greatest population growth during the last five year period was in Wasaga Beach, followed by Collingwood; […]

Now You Can Get Around South Georgian Bay Easier Without a Car

The Clearview Transit system is now a reality and by partnering with neighboring communities such as Collingwood and Wasaga Beach, it’s now easier to get around South Georgian Bay without a car. Launched on November 21, 2016, the Clearview bus will operate seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. running from Stayner […]

Living In Collingwood Versus Living In a Big City

I recently spent some time staying in a larger southern Ontario city in order to be with our daughter and her partner who have just had a beautiful baby boy. (Yes, we’re proud, first time Gramma and Grandpa and madly in love with our new little guy). Even though I was born in Toronto and […]

Collingwood Named As the #1 Place in Canada To Run and Grow a Business

The praise for the Collingwood area continues.  Gosh, there has been so much lately! Not only do we know that the region is one of the best places to view fall colours (hint:  Pretty River or Beaver Valleys) but how about this – the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) just ranked us as the #1 […]

The Other Story Behind the Storm in Collingwood This Week

There’s nothing like a “weather event” to make a Canadian come alive.  We LOVE talking about it, don’t we? You may have heard that we had a crazy storm in the region this week that uprooted trees, dumped them on top of cars, took a roof off a building, knocked the power out and left […]

The Shipyards in Collingwood Development Is Underway Again

After sitting idle for the last 4 years, it is exciting to see development at The Shipyards in Collingwood underway again.  This award winning project started sales back in 2010 but stalled in 2012 due to the need for financial restructuring.  By that time, all of the product had been sold but demand continued to […]

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