Collingwood is located just northwest of Barrie on the shores of Georgian Bay and just a short distance away from the popular Blue Mountains. Its vibrant community is rich in history and culture. Its proximity to water and ski hills provides four seasons of endless recreational activities. This draws a large number of tourists and part time residents to the area.
For a small town, it offers big city choices with several grocery stores, a movie theatre, big box stores, quaint local shops, excellent fine dining establishments, art galleries and a hospital. The charming downtown core, however, stays true to its small town heritage and is considered a Heritage Conservation District.
Grand century old homes on pretty tree-lined streets make up the center of town, while modern subdivisions and condominiums populate the outskirts of the community. As the population continues to grow so do these new developments, which serve both full time residents and weekenders.