Town of Collingwood continues to deliver Critical & Essential Services

May 4, 2020
Corporate Service, Council, Parks, Recreation, & Culture, Public Works

Through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Collingwood has worked hard to safeguard the best interests of the community while continuing to deliver critical and essential services, including fire services, drinking water and wastewater treatment, enforcement of priority by-laws, and essential front counter customer services (online and over the phone).

With the arrival of Spring in Collingwood, the Town’s work continues and residents will see Public Works and Parks, Recreation, and Culture staff carrying out a number of essential services that deliver on public safety, protect and preserve community assets, fulfill regulatory obligations, and lay the groundwork for phasing back in full services when the Province of Ontario lifts the emergency regulations and health guidelines.

Roads & Sidewalks

  • Street and sidewalk sweeping creates safe streets for bicycles and vehicles
  • Road patching improves safety by filling potholes, managing drainage, and repairing washouts and drop-offs.
  • Sign maintenance creates safe streets and maximizes infrastructure lifespans. 
  • Boulevard repairs will remove sand and salt, repair surfaces, and protect town infrastructure.

Parks & Trails

  • Trails maintenance will ensure safety through resurfacing and washout repair.
  • Garbage removal from trails and downtown keeps our community clean and enhances public health.
  • Mutt Mitt containers will be maintained for public health. Please continue clean up after your dog.
  • Grass maintenance and sport field maintenance will protect the Town’s assets from weeds, pests, and costly deterioration.
  • Garden refurbishment will protect the assets and remove winter toxins. New planting will occur, if possible, when Provincial regulations are lifted. 
  • Hazardous weeds will be removed or sprayed according to maintenance standards.
  • Tree hazards will be removed for safety and to protect assets. New planting will occur in the Fall, if Provincial regulations have been lifted by that time.

Water & Wastewater

  • Storm sewer protection manages environmental effects including air quality.
  • Hydrant flushing preserves infrastructure and safety systems.
  • Flushing sanitary systems protects public health and preserves Town infrastructure.

Town staff will continue to follow health guidelines and exercise physical distancing while carrying out these essential services in our community. Residents are asked to keep their distance and respect physical distancing to ensure safety and help limit the spread of COVID-19. Thank you residents for observing and respecting all signage, barricades, and closures related to essential services work and public safety measures.

The Town’s departments continue to deliver municipal services virtually and are just a phone call or email away. Visit for all Town information and notices. Public engagement continues to be available to all residents, stakeholders, and businesses. The Town welcomes input, inquiries, and feedback and can always be reached for Customer Service at, 705-445-1030 (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM), or