Collingwood – Town Planners Update 2011

Each year, our local Georgian Triangle Association of REALTORS®, (GTAR) invite a panel of our local municipality’s planners to update our members about current events in their geographic areas. Over the next few weeks, The Collingwood Blue Mountain Real Estate Blog will post summaries from these discussions.

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Planners Update 2011

Planners Part 3 – Town of Collingwood – Trevor Houghton – Senior Planner

Trevor started his presentation by going over the various communication tools that the Planning Department is taking advantage of: their website, Facebook – where you can see applications, public notices, meetings, etc.) ; Developments map and subdivisions map. He noted that they have undertaken a population growth study, a directive from the province, in 2011 to determine what lands are needed to achieve 33,400 people and 13,500 jobs by the year 2031. Collingwood is 1 of 5 urban nodes in Simcoe County, and must achieve 40% intensification target or 50 residents/jobs per hectare.


Balmoral Village Harbour St. at Highway 26, currently going through approval process.
Total of 290 units: Commercial space, a rec-centre, 20 singles, 24 semi-detached, 36 townhomes, 210 apartment units, 120 suite retirement home and a 96 bed long-term care facility.

Duke of Connaught 125 Napier Street
An addition will be added to the rear of the building to make a fourplex plus 2 units in the original building. 2 lots to be severed to the north and 2 lots to be severed to the south for Single Family Residences

Admiral CollingwoodCorner Hume and Hurontario Streets
OP and zoning amendments are Town of Collingwood initiated (not developer-initiated). Assaff has applied to the town for amendments, Strandholdt has not. Differences since the mediated settlement: height, density, and omission of Section 37 bonusing. Cannot bring forward development application unless Heritage Plan is amended.

Shopper’s Drugmart – 18,000 sq.ft. building on First Street opening first week of January 2012

Esso Gas StationFirst at Cedar Streets, with new corner store, coffee shop, drive-through, car wash

WyldewoodCranberry Trail East and Highway 26 W. – Now under construction 

Building Statistics are Way Up over same time last year:

October 2010

October 2011

Construction Value

$40.2 million

$66.3 million

Permit Fees Collected



Number of Permits Issued

397 permits

654 permits

Dwelling Units Created

145 units

367 units




 Related Posts:

Part 1:  Meaford
Part 2: Town of Blue Mountains

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