Collingwood Acrostic


Come to our town if you want to see a community.

Old Collingwood–the Chicago of the North–

Long a hub for trains and ships and grain,

Later a spot people call home by choice.

In a place where the water and the hills hold hands.

Neighbourhoods spread out from the shores into the countryside.

Go down town and see how alive our town is

Walk along Hurontario Street and feel the buzz of activity

Open your eyes and ears to all that is wonderful

Open your heart to that which still needs work

Do you see all we are and all we can become together?

Day Merrill, Poet Laureate