People Thrive Here
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 encourages 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, extensive career opportunities and a wide range of shopping choices in historical, harbourfront downtown Collingood.
Only 90 minutes from Toronto, Collingwood holds a unique position as a business leader and a recreational gem. Experience big city amenities in a small-town harbourfront community.
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A recent report confirmed Collingwood has to good to excellent Broadband connectivity, which is significantly better relative to Barrie and Orillia and comparable to only a select group of other communities in Ontario. Read the full report.
Locate your business in Ontario’s premier 4-season playground full-time and gateway to the largest freshwater beach in the world and Ontario’s best ski resorts. This is where ambition finds balance. You can make it work now.
Collingwood is home to the Georgian College South Georgian Bay campus. A multi-generational workforce with executive to entrepreneurial expertise provides a unique level of collaboration between area businesses, a community of sophisticated businesspeople and a highly-skilled knowledge-economy and skilled trades workforce. Check out the job and career resources.
The Collingwood Business Development Centre (BDC) is a one-stop shop to get advice, find land and space, meet the right people and get loans and grants. The BDC is involved with more than 100 networking events each year to make sure that business owners and entrepreneurs can meet up with local leaders who can support their growth. Book a free consultation.