News & Notices
Effective Friday, March 20, Collingwood and Blue Mountains Transit passengers are asked to board and exit buses using the back doors. Passengers with accessibility needs can continue to use the front doors for boarding and exiting, but are asked to limit their interactions and maintain physical separation from bus operators.
Collingwood Transit will not be accepting cash fares or paper transfers from passengers boarding at the back of the bus, and passengers will not be required to tap their transit passes at this time.
Only use the transit system for essential and necessary travel. Please exercise social distancing and self-isolation. Do not board the bus if you are experiencing symptoms such as cough, fever, or difficulty breathing.
Today, March 18, 2020 at 3:00 PM, County of Simcoe Warden George Cornell has declared an emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic developments in our region.
Declaring an emergency affords the County additional powers to protect the health and safety of all individuals, families and businesses as well as the vulnerable populations that we serve. This declaration also aligns with the Government of Ontario's Declaration of Emergency made March 17, 2020.
Regular Council meetings are held on the third and fourth Monday of every month in Council Chambers, Town Hall located at 97 Hurontario Street, Collingwood at 5:00 PM unless otherwise posted.
Until further notice, there are temporary changes to the service level for Permits and Inspections conducted by the Building Services Division.
Please take notice that all Playgrounds in the Town of Collingwood are now closed until further notice. The Skatepark is also closed. This temporary closure is part of the Town of Collingwood’s proactive efforts to help get ahead of COVID-19 and to protect Residents and Staff. Town Parks & Trails remain open. Please obey any signs and barricades. Please exercise Social Distancing and Self-Isolation.
"Let us show the world how a safe, inclusive, and resilient community acts in a time of crisis and how we work together to overcome adversity and care for our neighbours and those at risk. I know that together we can do this."
The Town of Collingwood will continue to operate Public Transit this week (March 16 to 21) with normal service hours and routes unless notified otherwise. The Town of Collingwood is in contact with other local transit agencies as well as transit agencies within the GTHA to determine the status of operations of transit. Currently, transit services within the province are still in operation, with larger transit agencies reducing service in some areas. The TTC has advised that Toronto Public Health considers public transit as Low-Risk for contacting Covid-19, however, it is recommended that public transit be used only if absolutely necessary. The Town will follow the direction of local health officials if the risk of riding public transit changes.
Please take notice that the Town Hall facility and all in-person Customer Service Desks are now closed until further notice. The Town will continue to offer services online and over the phone.
The Town’s critical and essential services, including fire services, drinking water & wastewater treatment, snow clearing, enforcement of priority bylaws, and essential customer services will continue.
This temporary closure is part of the Town of Collingwood’s proactive efforts to help get ahead of COVID-19 and to protect Residents and Staff. Please exercise Social Distancing and Self-Isolation.
Please take notice that Ferguson Road will be closed from Park Road to Oak Street on Monday, March 16 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM due to watermain break.
Please take notice that the Collingwood Public Library is now closed until Sunday, April 5. This temporary closure is part of the Town of Collingwood’s proactive efforts to help get ahead of COVID-19 and to protect Residents and Staff.