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Town of Collingwood Introduces New Customer Service Public Portal
January 25, 2021
Corporate Service

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.  

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Library Is Now Fine Free
January 20, 2021

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.” 

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Proclamation - Crime Stoppers Month - January 2021
January 19, 2021

Mayor Brian Saunderson proclaims January 2021 as “Crime Stoppers Month” in the Town of Collingwood.

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Town of Collingwood Stay at Home Order Update
January 15, 2021
Corporate Service

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.   

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Temporary Road Closure - Seventh Street - January 20, 2021
January 14, 2021
Temporary Road Closures

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.

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Winter Trails
January 13, 2021
Parks, Recreation, & Culture

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).

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Town of Collingwood - Town Hall Hours of Operations Update
January 11, 2021
Corporate Service

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 or 705-445-1030.  

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Business Accelerator Opportunity
January 7, 2021
Planning & Development

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.

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Family & Youth Official Plan Update Workshops - January 27
January 6, 2021
Planning & Development

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.

Public Input Sought on Municipal Alcohol Policy Update
January 6, 2021
Parks, Recreation, & Culture

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.