Archive for the 'Local News and Current Events' Category

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, […]

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 […]

New Collingwood Business: The Wild Stand General Store

Have you had a chance to check out The Wild Stand General Store?  It is located in a purpose built Quonset hut just south of the bowling alley on Hurontario Street in Collingwood and I finally had a chance to drop by. According to the website, “The Wild Stand is where the General Store and […]

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 […]

The Fair Housing Plan and How It May Affect Grey and Simcoe Counties

According to it’s recent press release, The Province of “Ontario is taking action to make housing more affordable for home buyers and renters by introducing the Fair Housing Plan. This set of 16 comprehensive measures would help more people find an affordable place to call home, while bringing stability to the real estate market and […]

We Know Where the Dead Little Bed Bugs’ Bodies Are…

As diligent local REALTORS®, we were recently conducting our routine recon on a condominium listing for buyer clients, and we came across an interesting piece of information:  the property had been treated for bed bugs.  Yes, folks, bed bugs.  I know what you’re thinking: EWWWWW!  The fact is, though, that many properties in our area […]

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; […]

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