UPDATE FROM TOWN HALL:
For the latest updates from Town Hall follow this link: Town Hall COVID-19 Update
In an attempt to limit the transmission of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), here is a list of businesses in our BIA that are taking the necessary steps to slow down the spread of this virus:
The Ontario government has mandated that all bars and restaurants are to be closed unless they can offer pick up or delivery service.
espresso post – Patio open! Open daily 8-4, Sunday 9-2. Phone or text in special orders, community care packages, lunch, drinks & treats for curb side and takeout. We also have groceries… beans, teas & alternative milks. We’ll have an Easter Menu coming soon too.
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Espresso Post Petit- Open for takeout
Baked and Pickled – Continue to offer our authentic, homemade Mexican fare 7 days a week! Call or text your orders for take-out and curb side pick up. Watch our Facebook and Instagram for daily menu and special. Call 705-446-2253, Text 705-607-0707
Bent Taco– Phone lines are open for dinner orders starting at 3 pm
The Curly Willow- Patio open! Open for takeout and delivery
Low Down- Offering free delivery and curb-side pick up
Bad Vegan – just launched online store. new menu launches Mondays weekly. online orders from Mon- Wed, deliveries Fridays.
Bad Vegan Gluten-Free + Plant-Based Bakeshop; Fully certified, isolated + dedicated Gluten-free, vegan, + nut-free kitchen
Fish & Sips- Currently closed
Tesoro/ Tesoro Mercato – Open for takeout and delivery
Duncan’s Cafe- Patio open! Offering take out and delivery
Fig & Feta- Patio open! Offering take out and delivery
Freshii- Offering curb-side pick up
Press Juice Co- Offering take out and delivery to Collingwood & surrounding area
Sol Kitchen- Patio open! Open 11-5 for curbside pickup or free delivery of our menu or our take home foods. Call or text 705-446-4419
Black Bellows- Restaurant closed, offering free beer delivery and curbside pickup, call 705-532-1569 to place your order (must be 19+ to receive order)
Mad Dogs Coffee & Vinyl Cafe- Storefront now open
1858 Caesar Bar- FREE LOCAL CURB SIDE PICK UP (no minimum requirement), & FREE SHIPPING on orders over $75. REDUCED PRICING on Elixirs and Rimmers with 50% of sales going towards their staff relief fund. Order on-line www.walkersoneshot.com. If placing an order for curb side pick up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a day/time.
The Huron Club- Patio open! Offering takeout on selected menu items plus beer/wine/ciders
Cabin Bistro- Offering free delivery, visit cabinbistrocollingwood.com for menu
Crow Bar & Variety- Open for takeout. Thursday to Saturday 4-8 pm. Phone open at 3 pm, call 705-445-0509
Gibson & Co- Wine, beer and coffee delivery available
Collingwood Public Library-
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the library is currently closed to the public, but we are open for curbside pickup, Monday to Friday, 12 – 6 pm. Place a hold online at www.collingwoodpubliclibrary.ca or by calling us at 705-445-1571. Library staff will notify you when items are ready for pickup during regular curbside hours.
In the interim, CPL encourages patrons to continue to enjoy the many online offerings that are available: eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, databases (like ancestry.ca), children’s songs, stories and crafts, lectures, tech talks, online yoga, etc. These can be found www.collingwoodpubliclibrary.ca and via social media at www.facebook.com/collingwoodpubliclibrary
Andrew’s Copy Centre- Open for business. Providing support for local businesses that remain open and for shipping needs through Fedex and Purolator.
The Northwood Club- Offering live virtual workouts
Shea Organics- Offering free local delivery
Butter Gallery- Storefront now open from 11am-5pm
Blue Mountain Tea Company- Storefront open from 10-4pm. Online store open call 705-293-1887. Free shipping and free delivery within a 40km radius
Collingwood Olive Oil Co.-
The store is open to the public from Tuesday – Saturday 10 to 5 and we are allowing a maximum of two customers at a time to practice social distancing. For this week we also have curb side pickup Tues – Sat 10-5 and free delivery to Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Nottawa, Stayner and the Town of Blue Mountains.
Give us a call at 705-293-6457 or visit our virtual shop at www.collingwoodoliveoil.ca
We are open! We have modified your shopping experience, but are allowing a small number of people in at a time. One family member preferred per family, no kids at this time please. Read and follow the rules as you enter the store. Store hours are Mon – Sat 11-3. We are still encouraging online and phone orders. www.mindsalive.ca.
Curbside pickup available
Serendipity Candle Factory- Storefront now open from 11-4pm, Offering FREE shipping for the remainder of March on orders over $50.00
The Body Bar by Kalola Botannicals- Offering home delivery and free shipping
Gayety Theatre- All shows are being rescheduled. Visit gayetytheatre.com for the latest updates
VAIYA- Storefront now open from 12-5pm, Online store available shopvaiya.ca
Clerkson’s Home Store- Storefront now open from 11-4pm, also available by phone or email with contact free sales for pick up or local front porch delivery
Dags & Willow- Open for curbside pickup only. Visit their Facebook page for more details
Buddha Rider Yoga Studio- Visit www.buddhairder.com for virtual classes delivered via Zoom
Blue Mountain Vacuum Centre-Now open to the public. To our valued customers, we will be limiting the number of customers in our store to 3 at a time. Please be patient with us as we are doing our best to follow the Government of Ontario guidelines. To help maintain these guidelines we are asking our customers to use the hand sanitizer made available upon entrance and exit of the store, and to be mindful of physical distancing. Thank you for supporting local!
POSH- Storefront now open from 11-4pm, online store is available shopposhshoppe.com
Grapevine Cottage- Storefront closed until further notice, online shopping still available
Collingwood Flowers & Home Decor- Storefront now open. Monday to Saturday, 10am-4pm. Still offering “no contact” pickup and deliveries.
StoneTree Naturopathic Clinic- Clinic is now open to the public
Marlin Travel- Agency not open to the public. Can be reached via email email@example.com and by phone from 10am – 4:00pm at 705-444-1161
Blue Ridge Meats- Open for in-store shopping, phone and online ordering available
Theatre Collingwood- Available by phone 705-445-2200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hive- Storefront now open, online store is open thehivehoneyharbour.com
The Maker’s Outpost- Online store available
U-Pick Parties- Store closed until further notice, balloon deliveries available call 705-445-8887
The Paint Bar- Online store available
Little Labels- Virtual shopper, available Tuesdays from 11-3. Send requests and questions to email@example.com
Brabary- Storefront is open by appointment, online store available
Bayside Wellness- Now open for in-person care
SEED.- SEED. Has moved to 64 Hume St. Open for retail Tuesday- Friday 12-4, Or shop on-line with free local delivery Seedcollingwood.com
The Nest- Storefront now open
We’re offering curb side pick up for Annie Sloan paint and special orders at anytime during the week . Available by phone
705-293-6378, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re also checking our Facebook and Instagram messages .
Please check our website www.thenestcollingwood.com, and we will be offering an online store within the next few weeks.
Becker Shoes- Storefront now open, online store open, 25% off site-wide + free shipping
Madison Clothing Boutique- Storefront now open from 11-4pm, online store available
D.C. Taylor- Open for drop-offs and pick-ups Monday to Friday, open for repairs and servicing
Awear eco-boutique- Storefront now open. Store hours are Thursday-Sunday 12pm-5pm. Online store open, curbside pickup and delivery available
Metra Fashion House- Storefront now open. Store hours are Thursday-Sunday 12pm-5pm. Online store open, curbside pickup and delivery available
Cora Couture- Storefront now open
Appealing Environments- Storefront now open
Haven Home & Gift- Storefront now open. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm
Christie’s Clothing- Storefront now open from 11-4pm
Leuk- Storefront now open
Coriander- Open by appointment only
Good Health Mart- Storefront open
Rhumba- Storefront open 11-4pm daily, Online store open
FAD INC. Farrow Arcaro Design- Now Open
For more than three years, Collingwood resident Hella Sandberg has been gathering clippings, programs, newsletters – just about anything she can find on the history of the arts and culture community in Collingwood. The result is three large binders of information about some of the people and organizations that have helped shape Collingwood’s thriving arts and culture scene.
During her hundreds of hours spent compiling and organizing information, Hella spoke about the project to as many people as possible, at every opportunity, in order to garner a broad perspective of information, some of which dates back to the mid 1800’s.
Some examples of notable pieces included are:
- Poetical Directory of Collingwood (1875)
- The First Collingwood Writers’ Club (1950)
- Georgian China Limited (1940)
- artists Ernie Taylor (1922-1999) and Manfred Neumann (1934-1993)
The binders will be housed in the local history section of the Collingwood Public Library and the Town’s website will also feature information so that as many people as possible may benefit from this valuable resource
“Having been very involved in promoting and supporting the arts and culture scene in Collingwood since 1976, both professionally and as a volunteer, I have always been aware of its strong and important presence in the community since then,” said Hella. “To my surprise and delight, I discovered through my research, that Collingwood has always, since its beginning, had a vibrant arts and culture community.”
While Hella is delighted to see the binder on the library shelves, she is planning to add information from time to time and keep the history growing… If you have any materials you believe could be helpful for the History of Arts and Culture in Collingwood collection, please contact Carole Stuart, the Collingwood Public Library Coordinator of Local History and Genealogy at 705-445-1571 Ext. 6228 or email@example.com.
Located throughout our downtown core are several murals, created by renowned artists to present a snapshot of our past.
Our Community; This mural representing the past, present and the future of the area is located on the south wall of the Eddie Bush Arena. It begins with an early scene by Bill Hartman showing Petun Indians looking over what would become Collingwood. The next image is by Janie Cooper Wilson, showing the difficult task of clearing the land. During the early 1800’s many fugitive slaves settled here and these families become an integral part of the community. Wilhelmina Wildman’s panel illustrates the early days of the commercial fishing industry. Gordon Kemp’s mural is of the architecturally unique grain depot, built in 1929 as a link from the country to the community. The mural by Shirley Farmer shows the recreational use of the area.
Busy Wagons; Located on the northwest corner of Hurontario and Second streets, this John Hood mural presents the colour and activity of the early 1900’s.
Ski Train; Located on the north wall of the CIBC, this mural was created by ceramic artist, Richard Gill. This unique three-dimensional artwork illustrates the early days of the ski and tourist industry. The mural shows the Craigleith Station as skiers arrive by train and are taken to the ski hills by horse drawn sleighs.
The Shipbuilding Industry was the lifeline of Collingwood for almost one hundred years. Beverly Smith’s Heading Dockside is located on the east wall of 28 Huron Street. This mural gives a whimsical look at the men and women heading to work at the shipyard. Located on the side of the former Mountain View Hotel, Side Launch captured the unique style of a side launch and is the work of John Hood and Alexandra Hood. It is currently in storage and will be relocated at a future date.