Heritage Committee

The Collingwood Heritage Committee is made of seven members of the community, five with voting powers, who are appointed by the Town of Collingwood Council to advise them on matters relating to heritage.  The Committee is administered through Planning Services. Committee terms are generally three years in length, with eligibility for reappointment. The Committee is involved in several heritage-related initiatives such as the semi-annual heritage newsletter, heritage grants, heritage awards, and heritage permits. The interactive heritage properties map  shows the boundary of the Downtown Heritage Conservation District  and other individual properties which are designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. Please note that all properties within the boundary of the Downtown Heritage Conservation District are designated.

To conserve the cultural heritage value of  the Downtown Heritage Conservation District and other designated properties, do not make any exterior alterations including painting without first contacting planning@collingwood.ca to find out whether you require a Heritage Permit.

Visit the Heritage Collingwood page for additional information including how to apply for a Heritage Permit, rebate programs, and application forms.

Current Committee Membership

  • Cathy De Ruiter, Chair
  • David Jefferies, Vice Chair
  • Margaret Adolphe
  • Jennifer Knight
  • Sally Potts
  • Lynda Conway, BIA Representative (non-voting)
  • Margaret Mooy, ACO Representative (non-voting)

Staff Resource

  • Justin Teakle - MCIP, RPP, Senior Planner (Heritage)

Hybrid committee meetings are held in the Braniff Room at Town Hall and by Zoom webinar. The Committee generally meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

Other Resources