News & Notices
As part of Stage 3 reopening, Ontario has increased gathering limits:
- Indoor gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 50 people;
- Outdoor gathering limits will increase to a maximum of 100 people;
Gathering limits are subject to a two metre physical distancing requirement. Social circles remain at a maximum of 10 people province-wide, regardless of stage.
Please take notice that there will be a temporary road closure on Simcoe Street between Hurontario Street and Ste. Marie Street and also Simcoe Street between Ste. Marie Street and St. Paul Street on Saturday, July 25 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM due to a pedestrian walkway pilot project to allow for additional space for pedestrians, cyclists, and business owners to offer their goods for sale or expand a patio.
Simcoe County provides notice that due to the extreme heat conditions experienced recently, Waste Connections of Canada maybe commencing collection services one hour earlier on heat warning days going forward. This move is to reduce potential health and safety impacts of strenuous work in extreme heat and will be voluntary for drivers, therefore it may not affect all locations. Waste Connections has indicated that collections may occur as early as 6:00 AM but that areas serviced prior to 7:00 AM will be checked again to ensure all material is collected.
Ellie Duke has been creating every day since returning to Collingwood after completing her first year in Technical Production at Sheridan College. She specializes in celebrity pop art portraits, 3D creations, and most recently, “life-size” cut-outs of cartoon characters.
Schedule ‘C’ Class Environmental Assessment Raymond A. Barker Water Treatment Plant Expansion
Please take notice that the Hamilton Drain Trail Crossover on Hurontario Street will be closed until further notice due to vandalization of the push button mechanism. Repairs are expected to take a few weeks. The Flashing Heads and Push Buttons will be bagged until the repair work is complete so that there is less confusion. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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To improve safety for users (motorists, pedestrians, and amenity users), the new look for Heritage Drive includes line painting and strategically placed, removable speed bumps in the area of the boat launch and parking areas. The trail system along Heritage Drive, previously destroyed from spring storms and wave action, has been partially restored. Continual efforts are being made to see this to completion.
Simcoe County provides notice that Waste Connections is reporting that they were unable to complete recycling and organics collection in some additional areas today as generally described below. They’ve indicated that they will attempt to return to the missed areas in Collingwood on Tuesday, July 14, as time and available resources permit. Collingwood – a portion of Cameron St. to Campbell and everything in between and off of Campbell.
Please take notice that the Official Plan Survey has closed, but engagement continues! Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate and share their vision for Collingwood! Survey results will be available soon and shared on Engage Collingwood and various Town channels.