News & Notices
Collingwood, ON [Wednesday, September 9, 2020] – The Simcoe Street Theatre, Collingwood’s 97-seat black box theatre located at 65 Simcoe Street in Downtown Collingwood, has re-opened for rentals. While the theatre is not currently able to welcome spectators, the space is available to renters looking for a place to hold rehearsals and private meetings, or to produce recordings and live-streamed events.
On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, the Collingwood Fire Department launched its new fire rescue boat in the Collingwood harbour, where it will be in the water and in service from April to November.
Collingwood’s 2020 budget set aside $90,000 for its custom build, which includes a $25,000 donation from a local resident after witnessing an ice water rescue of a deer by the Collingwood Fire Department in 2019.
Beginning Wednesday, September 9, visitors and local residents will be able to book a self-guided tour of the Museum’s exhibit gallery. Groups will be limited to 10 individuals and each group will have exclusive access during their tour time.
Self-guided tours will be available on the hour, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, lasting 45 minutes in duration.
As of Tuesday, September 8, the Town of Collingwood will be resuming regular hours of operation at Town Hall.
In addition to the work that has been ongoing in the background to support our residents and visitors, we are now opening the Customer Service counter at Town Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday to serve you better.
The Town will continue to follow recommendations from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit to ensure patrons and staff remain safe as we increase our services to the public.
As of Tuesday, September 8, the Town of Collingwood will reopen the Centennial Aquatic Centre. Starting on this date, limited programming, lane swims, and open swims will be available from Monday to Friday.
All Residents and non-residents must pre-book online here:
Before attending any activity at the facility, residents must follow standards and directives set by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit and the Ontario government while using the facilities.
Sign up for a library card during September to win! The month of September is Library Card Sign Up Month and the Collingwood Public Library is encouraging the public to sign up for memberships.
“The library has so much more to offer than just books,” says Public Services Supervisor, Lyndsay Boyce. “A library card can open a new world of possibilities.”
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!
As Collingwood families and students prepare for back-to-school, the Town would like to remind motorists to slow down and stay alert. With more people on the road it will be important for drivers to leave extra time for getting to their destinations. Now more than ever it will be important for drivers to be extra vigilant, follow speed limits, and watch for cyclists and pedestrians as students return to school.
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!
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.