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New French Catholic School Coming To Collingwood

Plans for the new École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame-de-la-Huronie are moving forward.  It is expected to become home to 200 students from kindergarten to Grade 6 and will include a child care centre for 15 toddlers and 24 pre-schoolers. It is hoped the school will be open by September 2016 and will serve the communities of […]

Fraser Institute Rankings 2012-13 Schools In South Georgian Bay

The Fraser Institute School rankings have become the “Go to” source for many parents in the Collingwood, Nottawa, Thornbury (Blue Mountains), Meaford, Stayner (Clearview), and Wasaga Beach areas.  While I am not completely confident in the outcomes, they do offer insight.   The charts below shows how schools in the Georgian Triangle fared and for […]

Fraser Institute Rankings 2011-12 for Elementary Schools in Georgian Triangle

The Fraser Institute School rankings have become the “Go to” source for many parents in the Collingwood, Thornbury (Blue Mountains), Meaford, Stayner (Clearview), and Wasaga Beach areas.  While I am not completely confident in the outcomes, they do offer insight. The charts below shows how schools in the Georgian Triangle fared and for full details […]

French School to Open in Collingwood

A very common question we hear is, “Are there any French immersion school programs in Collingwood?” The Simcoe County Public School Board does offer French immersion classes at Admiral Collingwood School in the south east end of Collingwood.  Now, the French Catholic School Board will be opening a French school in Collingwood this September.  75 […]

Fraser Institute School Rankings for the Georgian Triangle

The Fraser Institute School rankings have become the “Go to” source for many parents.  While I am not completely confident in the outcomes, they do offer insight.  The charts below shows how schools in the Georgian Triangle fared and for full details or analysis, you can visit the Institutes webpage. Elementary School Report Secondary School […]

School Holidays Calendar

It has been very chilly this weekend – with the windchill, the temperatures were a balmy -30 degrees!  So, as I sit contemplating holidays for this year to somewhere warm and sunny (reference my previous posts regarding my disregard for winter weather), I felt it might be helpful to all of my readers to see […]

Georgian College Finally To Have a Real Home in Collingwood

After 26 years of trying and over 10 different temporary locations, it’s exciting to know that construction will soon get under way on Georgian College’s new, permanent Collingwood campus. The $4.3 million facility will be a 20,000 square foot facility housing nine classrooms, an e-lab, two computer labs, a multi-functional health sciences lab, a student […]

Schools in Collingwood, Blue Mountain and Area

People who are moving to the Georgian Triangle area often ask about school information for the area.  There are a wide range of choices in the public, separate and private sectors.  The first consideration is which County you will reside in.  Homes located in Grey County (including Blue Mountain, Meaford and Grey Highlands) fall under […]

Is Another Collingwood Heritage Building At Risk?

Nothing fires up debate in Collingwood better than a plan to tear down a heritage building.  Every time the issue arises, entrenched camps form with flaring tempers, passionate appeals and political hand wringing.  There have often been lines drawn in the sand:  tear it down or, fix it and leave it.  Neither seems right to […]

All Saints’ Anglican Church in Collingwood

According to the 2001 Census, almost 15% of the Collingwood population identified themselves as being Anglican.  Locally, that congregation is served by All Saints’ Anglican Church located on Elgin Street opposite St. Mary’s Catholic Church downtown. This church is said to be one of the most beautiful historic churches in Ontario and, it stands as one […]

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