Archive for the 'Architecture/Design' 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 […]

2017 Home Design Trends

According to INMAN – one of the Real Estate Industry’s leading source of real estate information, the following are the home design trends of 2017 to watch for: KITCHENS: Traditional Kitchens, but with a twist: built-in bars, contrasting islands, colored islands with colored (hello 1950’s!) fridges; hexagonal tile backsplashes; white and wood kitchens (country, but […]

What To Do About An Ash Tree on Your Property

I guess the title should really say, What To Do About An Ash Tree On OUR Property.  As I blogged a few weeks ago,  the issue of the Emerald Ash Borer and the guarantee that it will kill all un-inoculated trees soon, is going to become a much bigger issue soon.  It is not a […]

Ever Wonder How Shopping CAN Actually Put Dollars in Your Pocket?

Psst.. want an excuse to go shopping and magically save money at the same time? The SaveONEnergy Coupon Event is now on and it’s a perfect time to stock up on everything from energy efficient lightbulbs to weather stripping and more.  Click here to find a link to 13 different coupons that will not only […]

Look Up Collingwood!

A community really comes to life through it’s history and architecture is an important part of this. As you walk around Collingwood, you see such interesting heritage buildings and homes with unique architectural styles from the Gothic Revival style of the Anglican Church manse downtown to the coveted Regency style bungalows and Queen Anne 18th […]

A Touch Of Cuban Architecture on Collingwood’s Main Street

When you drive down Collingwood’s main street, it’s impossible to miss the unusual building on the west side near Loblaw. People often ask about it so here’s the scoop. The address is 44 Hurontario Street and locally, people just call it the federal building as it is the property of Public Works Canada. It is […]

Faux Lawns Are Appearing In Our Area

One day last summer, I was driving through the McKean subdivision in Nottawa, just south of Collingwood and couldn’t help but notice one lush, green, weed-free lawn stand out among the rest. I had to take a closer look and then realized it was artificial turf. A few weeks later, I was showing a high-end luxury […]

The Anex Offers 18 New Homes in Collingwood

After more than a decade of delays, the old Victoria Annex school site on Maple Street between Fifth and Sixth streets in Collingwood is finally ready to go. The lovely old school building which was erected in 1884, still sits on the site and has been boarded up for years.  The development plan calls for […]

Your Home Insurance Will LIKELY Be Voided During a Home Renovation

Did you know that doing a home renovation can void your home insurance coverage? Many people don’t read the fine print in their policies but if you do, most will say that a policy is voided during a renovation unless the insurer is contacted. What if there is damage to your or your neighbours home […]

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