Yes, change IS constant

home-depot-harding.jpgToday when you drive up First Street in Collingwood heading west toward the mountain, you’ll quickly notice that the landscape sure has changed in the last six months.  The old Don Cherry’s has been replaced by the new Boston Pizza.  The former Harding factory was sheared in half and now a Home Depot sits in its place.  Remember Darsco Lighting and Sears?  They’ve been replaced by the new Staples and behind that, the new big building is a seven screen Galaxy theatre.  By the way, both are now open.

Yes, times do change.  In 1996, Collingwood had 15,600 permanent residents and 10 years later, that rose by 11% to about 17,300 people.  Add in the number of part-time residents and the growth has been significant but nothing compared to what is “on the books.”  There are currently close to 6,000 more households in various stages of development through-out the town!  If they all actually materialized, we could be looking at an increase of about 70% to our population.  Is that good or bad?  Maybe we should ask the residents of Wasaga Beach where the population has grown 73% over the last ten years from 8700 people in 1996 to over 15,000 in the 2006 census.

I see good and bad.  What do you think?

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is an award-winning real estate Broker who has successfully been helping people move since 1989. When it’s time for a move in or out of a bigger, smaller, better, more expensive, less expensive, newer, older, house, condo, farm, investment property, vacant lot or business, talk to Marg.

This entry was posted by Marg on Sunday, June 3rd, 2007 at 12:18 pm and is filed under About Town. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.


  1. Peter says:

    Hiya Marg

    Great Blog. I think that is a first for Collingwood area realtors, isn’t it? Good for you! I enjoy reading your newsletters, and now, I can have even more up to date info from you. Kudos!


  2. Jacqueline McArthur says:

    How fun! I am subscribing right away. Keep up the good ideas. P.S. We’ll be back in Collingwood in September – save a house or two for us to look at!


  3. Maggie Durnford says:

    Looks good Marg. Only one comment. The blue email addresses on the black are hard to see.
    Great idea. Keep it up.

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