Business & Economic Development
This Is Where Ambition Finds Balance.
As one of the top places in Ontario to open and operate a small business, Collingwood boasts a growing population and a thriving business community. Collingwood acts as gateway to the South Georgian Bay region, with stunning landscapes that encourage an active lifestyle, and inspire the local arts & culture community. Collingwood is home to an exceptional primary, secondary, and post-secondary education system, as well as integrated healthcare services, recreational facilities and a wide range of shopping choices.
Only 90 minutes from Toronto, Collingwood holds a unique position as both a business leader and a recreational gem. Experience big city amenities in a small-town harbourfront community.
CFIB (Canadian Federation of Independant Business) ranks Collingwood the top community for entrepreneurs in Ontario, and #6 in Canada!
The South Georgian Bay Business Development Centre located in downtown Collingwood supports growth of innovative companies through financing, real estate building and planning, networking and education events and free business development advice.
The historic harbourfront town of Collingwood is located within 5kms of both the largest freshwater beach in the world and Ontario's largest ski resort. It is also home to over 70kms of recreational trails for biking, hiking, skiing and snowshoeing.
Our cutting-edge tech firms supply the largest companies in the world, including the only heavy water (deuterium) producer in Canada, the manufacturer of the largest architectural glass in North America, a manufacturer of advanced under water commuications, Canada's #1 mining equipment manufacturer, and a company of self-proclaimed 'engineering ninjas' who conduct R&D for some of North America's largest heavy equipment manufacturers.