News & Notices

Approved: Economic Development Action Plan
December 1, 2020
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On November 23, 2020, Council approved a new 5-year Economic Development Action Plan.  

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Town of Collingwood Posts Latest Economic Recovery Dashboard
November 23, 2020
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The October 2020 Economic Recovery Metrics Dashboard is here!

On June 15 2020, Town of Collingwood Council approved the recommendation developed by the 14-person COVID-19 Collingwood Economic Support & Recovery Taskforce. This Task Force of private and public sector leaders worked tirelessly with Town Staff to develop Six Item Action Plan within eight weeks.

Apply Now for the Downtown Business Improvement Advisory Committee
November 20, 2020
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The Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA) is recruiting members for the following BIA Advisory Committees:

  • Improvement: Governance, Future Planning & Finance
  • Beautification: Décor (Seasonal), Signage (BIA) and Garden design
  • Maintenance: Safety, Garden maintenance, and Cleanliness/Garbage
  • Promotion: Membership Engagement, Marketing, and Even
Simcoe County
Simcoe County Business Recovery Survey Deadline Extended
November 10, 2020
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Simcoe County extends Business Recovery Survey to November 23


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Collingwood Launches Get More Digital Workshops Calendar
October 1, 2020
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As part of the Get More Digital campaign, lots of events and virtual networking opportunities are being offered to help businesses. 

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Collingwood Expands Digital Service Squad to Help Small Businesses Get More Digital
September 22, 2020
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Regional Business Development Centre Receives $75,000 Digital Main Street Grant

Collingwood, ON [Tuesday, September 22, 2020] - The Town of Collingwood and the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre have received a $75,000 grant from Digital Main Street Ontario, funded by FedDev Ontario.  This grant will extend their Digital Service Squads (DSS) to help small businesses use digital technologies to adapt to a rapidly changing environment. 

Eat, Sip, Tag, and Win your Way to more patios with the Patiolicious Instagram Contest
August 27, 2020
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As Collingwood enters the third week of the inaugural Patiolicious culinary celebration, a new twist just got added with the launch of the Patiolicious Instagram contest. Collingwood Patiolicious just keeps getting better with the Instagram contest...featuring a $200 gift card grand prize AND weekly prizes! To enter the contest, just post a picture to your Facebook or Instagram account from your favourite Collingwood patios. Include the hashtag #Patiolicious and tag @ExperienceCollingwood, along with the restaurant you're visiting!

BIA Recruitment
Nominate a BIA Hero in Disguise
August 25, 2020
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Are you a passionate, enthusiastic, creative problem solver?
If you are a commercial property owner or business tenant located in the Downtown Business Improvement Area, and this matches you - Please apply for this opportunity to work with like-minded individuals as a Director of the Board of Management. Businesses may even nominate a dedicated staff member that has the leadership and other skillsets needed!

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Downtown Collingwood adds app-based Paid Parking option
August 24, 2020
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The Town of Collingwood is adding an app-based parking payment option to paid parking in Downtown Collingwood beginning on Friday, September 4. Parking passes, pay and display, and coin operated payment methods will continue to be available in Downtown Collingwood. This app-based, online-based payment option will enhance the user experience and reduce interactions and touchpoints through the pandemic. Downtown Parking Fees have not changed.

Introducing Patiolicious - A Fresh New Way to Taste & Toast Collingwood’s Great Outdoors
August 18, 2020
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Collingwood has embraced the outdoor dining experience in a new way this year! Introducing Collingwood Patiolicious - a fresh new way of experiencing the taste of Collingwood's culinary experts and the creative approach they have taken to their expanded patios. Located on back lots, hidden gardens, main street parking spaces, and other undiscovered areas, these new patios also reflect the artistic creativity that abounds around South Georgian Bay.