Community Profile

Mayor Sandra Cooper


Welcome from Mayor Sandra Cooper!

As Mayor for the Town of Collingwood, it is with the utmost pleasure I extend to you a warm welcome. If this is your first visit to Collingwood or if you have visited us time and time again you will understand the warmth and hospitality that Collingwood is so well known for. Collingwood is rich in history and heritage architecture which we are proud of
 lending to our community’s vibrancy. Collingwood is located along the shoreline of Georgian Bay providing the young and old with access to the largest fresh water area in the world.  Our waterfront has an exciting landscape whether you are boating, or fishing for trout, you will not be disappointed.  We are blessed with over 72 km of trails for cross country skiing, snowshoeing or hiking something for all to enjoy.   Collingwood is a place where you will want to come for a visit and stay for a lifetime. Our arts and culture venue is first class varying from Jazz in the Park, Wordstock, Theatre Collingwood and the legendary Annual Collingwood Elvis Festival. I welcome you to discover our lifestyle which offers the benefits of our natural surroundings and the convenience of our vibrant downtown core. We hope you have the opportunity to explore our greatest asset, our community.
Population of the Town of Collingwood (2001 - 2011)
The population of Collingwood has increased steadily since 2001 and now sits just under 20,000.

Age breakdown (Based on 2011 Census)
Collingwood’s median age is 47, with 86% of the population being aged 15 and over.

Collingwood Facts!
Did you know that Collingwood used to be known as Hens-and-Chickens Harbour? Or that there is a Collingwood Airport with Canada Customs clearance?

Distance to major cities
The Town of Collingwood is situated approximately halfway between the cities of Barrie and Owen Sound, and within driving distance of Toronto, Orillia and Midland. Neighbouring municipalities include the Town of the Blue Mountains, the Town of Wasaga Beach, and the Township of Clearview.

Collingwood's Location
Collingwood is situated along the shoreline of Nottawasaga Bay (Georgian Bay) in the northwest corner of the County of Simcoe. Collingwood is a major commercial centre for northwest Simcoe County and northeast Grey County, as well as a major tourist destination for the Greater Toronto Area.

Map of Collingwood
The municipality of Collingwood is 33.5 square kilometres of heritage, entertainment, recreation and charm.