Simcoe Street Theatre
Simcoe Street Theatre Re-opens for Closed Productions
September 9, 2020
Parks, Recreation, & Culture

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.

Collingwood Fire Department Rescue Boat
Collingwood Fire Department Launches New Fire Rescue Boat
September 8, 2020
Fire & Emergency Services

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.

Collingwood Museum
Collingwood Museum to Re-open For Self-guided Tours on September 9
September 4, 2020

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.

Town Hall
Town Hall Reopens Full Time on Tuesday, September 8
September 4, 2020
Corporate Service

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.

Centennial Aquatics Centre - Swim Lane
Centennial Aquatic Centre Opening on Tuesday, September 8
September 1, 2020
Parks, Recreation, & Culture

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. 

Collingwood Public Library
September is Library Card Sign Up Month
September 1, 2020

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.”


Eat, Sip, Tag, and Win your Way to more patios with the Patiolicious Instagram Contest
August 27, 2020
Business Buzz

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!

Well-Being Bikes
Collingwood is On the Move as Students Head Back to School
August 25, 2020
Bylaw Enforcement

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.

BIA Recruitment
Nominate a BIA Hero in Disguise
August 25, 2020
Business Buzz

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!

Parking Downtown
Downtown Collingwood adds app-based Paid Parking option
August 24, 2020
Business Buzz

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.