heritage: Collingwood Heritage Building To Get New Lease On Life - 07/17/09 12:26 AM
I was so excited after reading a news release about the old Tremont Hotel building in downtown Collingwood, Ontario, that it was hard to get to sleep.
As I mentioned in another post on the subject,  the Tremont building has sat neglected and abandoned since the town purchased it several years ago with the intention of tearing it down for parking.  Since the building is located in the Heritage District and is considered to be an exceptional heritage asset, it would have been a horrible shame.  Thankfully, the current council stopped to reconsider that decision and ultimately put out a request for proposals … (3 comments)

heritage: Another Collingwood Heritage Building At Risk - 05/03/09 06:25 AM

Nothing fires up debate in our fair town of Collingwood better than a plan to tear down a heritage building.  Every time the issue arises, entrenched camps form with flaring tempers, passionate appeals and political hand wringing.  There have often been lines drawn in the sand:  tear it down or, fix it and leave it.  Neither seems right to me.
In the last few years, the issue has come up over and over again as the town struggles with the impact of enormous growth pressures.   Many of the properties are public assets such as old schools and the question of … (2 comments)

heritage: All Saints’ Anglican Church in Collingwood, Ontario - 01/07/09 02:05 AM
According to the 2001 Census, almost 15% of the Collingwood population identified themselves as being Anglican.  Locally, that congregation is served by All Saints' Anglican Church located on Elgin Street opposite St. Mary's Catholic Church downtown.
This church is said to be one of the most beautiful historic churches in Ontario and, it stands as one of the most significant early buildings in Collingwood.  I've often noticed people painting pictures or taking photographs of the adjoining former manse which is seen in galleries or books across the country.
The church was erected in 1858 and expanded in 1876.  From the history section … (1 comments)

 
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