Collingwood, ON Real Estate News

By Marg Scheben, Edey - Collingwood, Ontario
(RE/MAX four seasons realty limited)
Today when you drive up First Street in Collingwood heading west toward the mountain, you'll quickly notice that the landscape sure has changed in the last six months.  The old Don Cherry's has been replaced by the new Boston Pizza.  The former Harding factory was sheared in half and now a Home Depot sits in its place.  Remember Darsco Lighting and Sears?  They've been replaced by the new Staples and behind that, the new big building is a seven screen Galaxy theatre.  By the way, both are now open.Yes, times do change.  In 1996, Collingwood had 15,600 permanent residents and 10 years later, that rose by 11% to about 17,300 people.  Add in the number of part-time residents and the growth has been significant but nothing compared to what is "on the books."  There are currently close to 6,...
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By Marg Scheben, Edey - Collingwood, Ontario
(RE/MAX four seasons realty limited)
Money Sense magazine ranked Collingwood as one of the best communities in which to live in Canada.  Those of us here already know it (although I think sometimes we forget) but now, everyone else knows it too.  123 communities with populations over 10,000 people were ranked on statistics such as weather, real estate prices, income levels, crime rates and lifestyle factors and, Collingwood ranked 11th!  Actually... the ten places listed above us are all cities so, that makes us the Number 1 town in Canada, right?  Here's the Top 15 list:1: Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario2: Halifax, Nova Scotia3: Québec City, Quebec4: Guelph, Ontario5: Fredericton, New Brunswick6: Kingston, Ontario7: Moncton, New Brunswick8: London, Ontario9: Victoria, British Columbia10: Gander, Newfoundland11: Collingwood, Onta...
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