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These stories about the people and places that make us proud to call Collingwood home are made possible through the support of Max Hahne Engel & Volkers Real Estate as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Street smarts: Here's the story behind some of Collingwood's street names

Street smarts: Here's the story behind some of Collingwood's street names

The tree streets appeared on the earliest known map of the town printed in 1871
Little tugboat with big adventures: Life aboard the Glen G

Little tugboat with big adventures: Life aboard the Glen G

Retired tugboat becomes a cottage alternative with a spot in Collingwood's harbour in the summertime
New owner of Dorchester working to rekindle its glory <b>(6 photos)</b>

New owner of Dorchester working to rekindle its glory (6 photos)

The Dorchester is rumoured to have kick-started Stompin' Tom's career, had the town's first elevator and is full of history, says new owner
Heritage home walking tours help keep town's history alive

Heritage home walking tours help keep town's history alive

'Learning about your community is so valuable,' says former heritage committee chair local architecture conservancy advocate
County fair tradition in Collingwood is older than Canada

County fair tradition in Collingwood is older than Canada

The Great Northern Exhibition has been an annual event since before confederation, missing only two years, both because of the COVID-19 pandemic
Farmers' Market an essential connection between consumer and producer

Farmers' Market an essential connection between consumer and producer

'You would be surprised how much you help small businesses at a farmers’ market,' said long-time Collingwood Farmers' Market vendor
Collingwood’s EnviroPark was built during major environmental rehabilitation of harbour

Collingwood’s EnviroPark was built during major environmental rehabilitation of harbour

The park was meant to instill in future generations the importance of water quality and understanding the factors that impact it
Collingwood's Friendship Gardens represent 40 years of sister-city relations

Collingwood's Friendship Gardens represent 40 years of sister-city relations

Some are sister cities only in name, but Collingwood and Katano are connected with ongoing, active friendships
Generational homes keep doors open to past memories

Generational homes keep doors open to past memories

For some Collingwood residents, their home is part of a family legacy that spans generations
Local production company living the 'Collingwood Dream' in new video

Local production company living the 'Collingwood Dream' in new video

The adventure was inspired by old Enterprise Bulletin articles that celebrated Collingwood as a destination to golf and ski in the same day