Archive for the 'Local businesses' 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 […]

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 […]

Bent Taco: New Mexican Restaurant in Collingwood Is a Hit!

 It’s not too often that a new restaurant garners raving fans right from day 1 but it looks like Bent Taco has hit it out of the park.  This edgy and carefully thought out Mexican restaurant has generated tons of buzz and it’s already tough to get a reservation. This article will fill you in […]

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 […]

You Gotta Try This Authentic Caribbean Cuisine Near Collingwood and Wasaga Beach

If you love Caribbean food and specifically authentic Jamaican cooking, then you have got to stop in and visit Angie and her family. Angie’s Place is one of those hidden gems that is one of those non descript places you would drive by and not give a second glance.  But you’d be wrong to do […]

Vintage Décor In and Around Collingwood

When it comes to home décor, it seems that the pull toward the vintage style has never been stronger.  Today, we see people pulling together vintage and industrial chic in a blend of creams, whites and greys using textured fabrics (think linens) with architectural salvage (think rusty metals) and quirky pieces that all work so […]

The Magic of Vinegar

In my opinion, the MOST important job of vinegar is to dress Collingwood’s CHIPPER French fries.  Magic! In the interest of being more green when cleaning around the house, David Suzuki has this to say about the magic of vinegar: Five ways to clean with vinegar 1.  Fill the rinse-agent dispenser of your dishwasher with plain […]

Collingwood – Step-by-Step Guide to the Custom Home Building Process

Guest post by Alair Homes Collingwood Building a custom home may be the most challenging and complicated process you’ll encounter, and one that involves a good deal of communication and coordination from the moment the process starts to its finish. The project involves many specialists and disciplines, from designers and the general contractor to the subcontractors who […]

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