News & Notices
Please take notice that as of Monday, July 13, 2020, when you use Collingwood public transit service, you will be required to wear a face covering.
As of Monday, July 13, 2020, when you enter into a public indoor space a (e.g. grocery store, community centre, shopping mall, hair salon, library, place of worship, etc.), or use a public transit service in Simcoe Muskoka, you will be required to wear a face covering.
Please take notice that beginning on Sunday, July 5 there will be increased enforcement and parking restrictions at Sunset Point Park due to overcrowding and park visitors not following health guidelines.
As Provincial restrictions have begun to lift in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in response to a growing number of questions regarding Town services, an update has been prepared to help stakeholders understand the current status and outlook for the various Parks, Recreation, and Culture opportunities that would normally be a part of life in Collingwood.
In Collingwood, guidance related to health related safety measures for re-opening and operating your business safely comes from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU).
The Town of Collingwood Parks, Recreation, & Culture Department launches The Stage Door and Re:Event on Wednesday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 15 respectively. The two new virtual series will air on Facebook Live @SimcoeStreetTheatre on alternating Wednesdays at 7:00 PM, beginning this Wednesday, July 8.
With the high temperatures forecast for the next few days, the Town of Collingwood is making the Central Park Arena available as a Cooling Centre for the public daily from 11:00 AM until the humidity and/or temperature drops each evening. Please exercise physical distancing while using the Cooling Centre.
The Town of Collingwood implemented the 2020 water and wastewater rates on July 1, 2020. An extensive rate-study was conducted by Hemson Consulting Ltd. to evaluate and gather the appropriate data to provide an updated rate structure that will support the needs of the community. Water and wastewater are self-funded utilities, meaning that they are non-tax supported operations. While it seems fresh water is plentiful in our municipality, we still must be financially and environmentally responsible water users and not take our freshwater asset - The Georgian Bay - for granted.
This is a reminder that drains (e.g. sinks and toilets) are not dumping grounds for garbage. Garbage often found in the Town’s sanitary system includes single-use wipes, paper towels, cleaning products, rubber gloves, diapers, feminine hygiene products, hazardous materials and food. These materials don’t break down like toilet paper and can cause damage to our wastewater infrastructure by clogging pipes and sewer mains, damaging pumps, and most importantly it puts operators at risk when they have to clean out and repair the damaged equipment.
The intent of the Water Use By-Law requirement is to promote water conservation, but it is particularly important to limit outdoor water use during the summer months to ensure peak water demands in Town can be met with the existing capacity of the Town’s drinking water treatment plant. Reducing outdoor water usage helps ensure water is available for essential purposes and emergencies, such as firefighting.