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Development Charges Town Wide; Collingwood

Statutory Public Meeting Regarding Development Charges (Town-wide)

Town of Collingwood Council is holding a public meeting on May 6, 2024, at approximately 2:00 p.m. to discuss proposed development charge rates related as well as the policies that will be applied throughout the Town. Council will be considering the approval of an updated development charges by-law […]

By |2024-05-04T13:58:24+00:00May 4th, 2024|

Proposed new Development Charges Town of Blue Mountains




Service Area

Residential ($/ Unit)
Current Single & Semi-


Calculated Single & Semi- Detached Increase in Charge
Craigleith $39,462 $62,358 $22,896 58.0%
Castle Glen $51,753 $73,143 $21,390 41.3%
Osler $86,933 $137,022 $50,089 57.6%
Thornbury East $41,872 $77,089 $35,217 […]
By |2024-03-04T15:14:19+00:00March 4th, 2024|

Collingwood Water Treatment Plant Bid

Kenaidan has agreed to extend the deadline for their bid for the Collingwood water treatment plant expansion for a third time, now to April 15.

The Town of Collingwood made the announcement through a press release on Jan. 25. This is the third time the town has requested the bid of $212 million be extended while […]

By |2024-01-31T15:22:04+00:00January 31st, 2024|

Town of Collingwood Adopts New Official Plan

Council Adopts New Official Plan: A Catalyst for Positive Change

After more than three years of intensive consultation and research, Collingwood Council adopted a new Official Plan on December 11, 2023, replacing the outdated 2004 version.

“We are immensely grateful to everyone who contributed to this comprehensive process, whether through attending meetings, providing written […]

By |2024-01-10T15:46:29+00:00January 10th, 2024|

Affordable Housing Master Plan; Collingwood

On November 5, 2023 Town of Collingwood Council accepted the Affordable Housing Master Plan. The purpose of the plan is  to guide the Towns housing program to achieve maximum impact within the approved budget.  Staff will return to Council early in the new year with a detailed and prioritized work plan for 2024 and beyond. […]

By |2023-12-04T19:51:43+00:00December 4th, 2023|

Town of Collingwood new Official Plan

Town staff have advised they will consider comments on Draft # 2 of the proposed Official Plan until  October 31.   They expect to take a staff report to Council before the end of November.. This report will request that Council adopt Draft # 2 of the New Official Plan as amended


By |2023-11-03T11:42:36+00:00November 3rd, 2023|

Bill 23: Accessory dwellings

Official Plans and Zoning By Laws cannot prohibit up to three ( 3) residential units per parcel of  urban residential land.

Permitted configurations: two attached accessory units in primary dwelling, 1 accessory attached  unit in primary dwelling and 1 detached  accessory unit, or  2 detached accessory units.


By |2023-07-06T13:17:51+00:00July 6th, 2023|

Shipyards Projects

Below are updates on 3 projects currently working thru development approvals   in the Shipyards:


  1. Collingwood Quay proposed by Fram Stokker,  recently  obtained Council approval for a ZBA  to permit smaller restaurant in different location.   Proposed 6 storey mixed use.


  1. Perfect World,  Larry Dunn developer,  3  six storey buildings which only need building permit.   One building […]
By |2023-06-01T18:23:20+00:00June 1st, 2023|
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