Throughout the pandemic, Collingwood’s amazing small business community has found innovative ways to continue providing its wide variety of unique products to customers through online shopping, curb side pick-up, take-out, local delivery, and free shipping. And while it is still time to stay home and limit unnecessary travel, local businesses and tourism operators are currently turning their attention to gearing up for when visitors will be welcomed back to the region.
Now in the second stage of the province’s reopening plan, many businesses are offering safe, socially distanced in-store shopping experiences. Restaurant and cafe patios are welcoming patrons with some applying for permission to extend into parking spaces resulting in the Town of Collingwood experimenting with pedestrian-only streets to make room for these expansions. And the Collingwood Downtown Farmers’ Market which had launched weekly pop-up markets at various venues is opening Saturday, June 27 at its original location at the corner of Second and Pine Streets with COVID-19 measures in place. For more details on how the market will be operating this year, please visit www.facebook.com/collingwoodfarmersmarket
So, while it is not quite business as usual, Collingwood is definitely moving in the right direction towards a “new normal”. To help support local businesses and tourism operators or to put together a wish list of activities for your future travels, please visit www.southgeorgianbay.ca And to learn more about Blue Fairway and The View at Blue Fairway please call 705-446-7601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to forward you a full package of our sales information and answer any questions you may have.