News & Notices
The Town of Collingwood and the Building Services, Planning Services, and By-Law Enforcement Divisions are introducing an online Public Portal for the electronic submission of applications and payments.
As of January 1, 2021, the Library has officially forgone charging patrons’ overdue fines on their borrowed materials.
“The library is focused on removing barriers of use for our patrons and removing fines was the next step in doing this,” says Chief Executive Officer, Ken Haigh. “This move aligns with our mission and values of being a fully accessible community hub.”
Mayor Brian Saunderson proclaims January 2021 as “Crime Stoppers Month” in the Town of Collingwood.
The Ontario government declared a second provincial emergency in response to COVID-19 under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) on January 12, 2021, and issued a stay-at-home order on January 14, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. The declaration of emergency automatically terminates 14-days after being made, unless terminated earlier or extended based on public health indicators.
Please be advised that there will be a temporary closure of Seventh St. from Maple St. to Birch St. on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. for a crane hoist.
Recreational trails are not maintained in the winter except the trails within Harbourview Park and the Georgian Trail. These trails are groomed when there is adequate snow to pack down (not plowed or sanded).
Effective January 13, 2021, Town Hall will be modifying their counter service hours of operation to Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Customer Services Representatives will be available from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-445-1030.
Collingwood’s Council received a presentation regarding the creation of a potential Business Accelerator at the December 21, 2020 Council meeting. This presentation was based on a study by a consultant that had been initiated earlier in the year by the Centre for Business and Economic Development (CBED) in partnership with the Town of Collingwood and with funding from Rappid.Design and Simcoe County.
For more information, please visit https://engage.collingwood.ca/admin/projects/business-accelerator
The Town of Collingwood is concluding the fourth phase of the Official Plan Update (Options & Directions) and moving into the fifth phase which is drafting the plan.
The Town of Collingwood is undertaking to update its Municipal Alcohol Policy (MAP) and is welcoming community feedback on the proposed changes.
In 2019, the Government of Ontario announced regulatory changes that impact the sale, service, and consumption of alcohol. In response to these changes, and in accordance with current municipal practices and recommendations from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, the Town of Collingwood has proposed a series of updates to its existing MAP.