Mayor, Fire Chief, & OPP Inspector Provide a Community Update

May 29, 2020
Council, Fire & Emergency Services
Media Briefing

On Friday, May 29, Mayor Brian Saunderson, Fire Chief Ross Parr, and Inspector Mary Shannon (OPP) provided an update to local media via a videoconference that was also livestreamed on Youtube.

They continued to stress the importance of staying at home, exercising physical distancing, and following health guidelines so that we can limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Fire Safety

  • Fire Services is returning to their routine training, equipment testing, and programs like lock box inspections and alarm and systems checks.


  • Police Services is seeing increased calls and increased traffic. Officers are fully equiped with PPE and will be patrolling for aggressive driving. OPP is also seeing calls for service at Town Parks. Please show respect by exercising physical distancing. 
  • For neighbourhood concerns (noise, property issues, parking, animal control, etc), reach out to Collingwood's By-Law Enforcement Officers at or 705-445-1030 ext. 3256. Online Complaint Form 
  • Report minor crime online at
  • For emergencies call 9-1-1

Town Updates

  • Thank you to our Paramedics on the front-line during Paramedics Week.
  • The amazing Huron Street Mural is now complete.
  • Sunset Point Park remains closed for remediation work to the damaged shoreline. Stay tuned for updates in June.
  • Please continue to exercise physical distancing so we can limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • Skatepark, Dog Park, Basketball, Tennis, and Pickleball Courts, Soccer & Baseball Fields, and the Boat Launch are now open for individual recreational use only. Washrooms are not available, please plan ahead.
  • It is recommended to use non-medical masks when in public spaces where you cannot maintain a physical distance of 2 metres.
  • COVID-19 Information Portal
  • Business Recovery Resources
  • Municipal Relief Measures for Residents and Businesses
  • COVID-19 Updates from Mayor Saunderson

The Town of Collingwood has proactively implemented a number of temporary measures to help get ahead of COVID-19 and to protect residents, staff, and businesses. Town Staff and Council are working hard to safeguard the best interests of the community while continuing to successfully deliver Town Services.

The Town of Collingwood will continue to track financial costs and will look for additional ways to collaborate with the County, Municipal partners, and the local hospital.

Learn how to protect yourself and your family and support our community at