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Town sessions ask for help casting vision of future Collingwood

Community-based strategic plan will determine a roadmap for Collingwood for the next four years

Would you like to see a multi-use recreation facility in Collingwood, more parks or more attention paid to Collingwood’s downtown?

If you have ideas on what the Town of Collingwood should focus on over the next four years, they want to hear from you.

The town is working on a vision for the next five years through the community-based strategic plan. On Dec. 7 and 8, multiple public engagement sessions are planned to gather feedback that will inform the creation of the new plan, which will map out how the town will move forward from 2024 to 2028.

Feedback gathered through these sessions will also help inform the town’s downtown visioning master plan, which will map out specifically how Collingwood’s downtown will evolve.

“As an essential part of this process, we are seeking feedback from the community as we work to develop a collective vision and set of priorities to ensure Collingwood continues to be a vibrant community as we plan for the future,” said Mayor Yvonne Hamlin in a news release.

Locations of the public engagement sessions are as follows:

  • Collingwood Eddie Bush Memorial Arena during free public skating: Dec. 7 from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Central Park Arena during parent and tot skating: Dec. 7 from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
  • Walmart Supercentre: Dec. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Centennial Aquatic Centre: Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Loblaws: Dec. 8 from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Downtown Collingwood Christmas Market: Dec. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m.

If you’re not able to attend on those dates, a survey on the subject will also be launched in the new year.

The community-based strategic plan will outline Collingwood’s strategic vision, values, and strategic priorities for the coming years. It will act as a guide for decision-making and resource allocation and help to build consensus among council, staff, and the community about where Collingwood is headed and how it will get there.

The town’s last community-based strategic plan was completed in 2020. To read through the previous plan, click here.

To learn more about the project, subscribe to receive updates and be notified of future engagement opportunities, click here.