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Passport Clinics in Collingwood and Wasaga Beach

Going away for the holidays?  The following may be of interest to our clients in the Simcoe-Grey regions, including Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Clearview, The Blue Mountains, and Meaford areas.  A passport clinic is being held on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at the Collingwood Public Library between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., in their FreeSchools World […]

Why Water Levels Should Not Impact Your Real Estate Decisions

Remember when everyone was panicking about low water levels in the Great Lakes? Remember the group,  Stop The Drop that had 20,000 members?  It really was scary to see docks in the middle of backyards and, to see the impact on waterfront properties.  Well that was then, this is now. Stop The Drop’s website is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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