Archive for the 'Heritage' 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 […]

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 […]

The Real Estate Value of Heritage Homes

It’s hard to argue that a home built around the turn of the century is charming. Tall windows, high ceilings, 10 or 15’ baseboards, worn wooden floors and ornate banisters all conjure up something that is more warm and inviting for most people than homes we find today in modern subdivisions. In terms of real […]

Anex Collingwood – A Potential New Development

If you’ve driven up Sixth Street lately in Collingwood, you can’t help but have noticed new signage wrapping the former Victoria School property at the corner of Maple and Sixth. It’s advertising a new development of 18 freehold townhomes and semi’s starting in the low 500’s. In a quest to learn more, I went to […]

Exquisitely Renovated Century Home – 18 Wellington Street, Thornbury

Usually when we have agent tours of listings, there is a lot of chatter. It’s always a nice surprise when they walk into a house and fall silent, look, linger and then let out a few oohs and ahhhs. That’s exactly what happened on the MLS Tour through this exquisitely renovated, century home located on […]

The Nottawasaga Lighthouse

If you’ve spent any time in the Collingwood – Blue Mountain area, you’ve most certainly seen and heard about the Nottawasaga Lighthouse. This piece of our heritage is located on a small island that is now a bird sanctuary to thousands of seagulls. A condo development is named after it and now, the Lighthouse is […]

4 Bedroom Luxury House For Sale in Thornbury – 145 Bruce St S

Built In An Era Of Celebration – 145 Bruce St S, Thornbury Cinemas, radios, airplanes and automobiles! Bootleggers, booze, flappers and jazz! The Group of Seven made their debut. Insulin was discovered and Pablum was invented. After the ordeal of the First World War, the “Roaring” Twenties ushered in a new modern age when people […]

The Two Solitudes of Collingwood

This post, more than any other, is about living in Collingwood. It’s about the politics and the great divide that is only spoken of in hushed whispers or with eyes rolling toward the heavens. When you Google the term “ Collingwood Shipyards”, chances are the first page will be filled with references to the waterside […]

Just Listed: A Very Special Home in Downtown Collingwood

In the real estate business, we’re sometimes quick to use superlatives such as “Special”, “Amazing”, “Unique” or “Beautiful” but in this case, every word is true.  I’ve just listed a most amazing, special, unique and beautiful home for sale on Pine Street in Collingwood’s historic downtown. Sitting on an unusually large property of about 1/3rd […]

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