We all know that Collingwood is a wonderful place to be from a lifestyle perspective, but what makes it truly special is the people who call it home. And now during this difficult time, the creativity and compassion of our amazing community continues to shine through. From inspirational hand-painted rocks placed along the Collingwood Trail system with messages like “Kind Words Cost Nothing”, “ln This Together” and “Care For Your Community”; to local business VO2 Sports Co. (www.vo2sportsco.com) donating $20 from each of its Collingwood-themed cycling jerseys sold to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital; to a new initiative entitled Local Restaurants Helping You (collingwoodrestaurants@gmail.com). The latter was originally created to put together packages to support nurses and other frontline workers but has now expanded its reach to encourage people to nominate someone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to receive a complimentary care package from a local restaurant. These are
As a resident of Blue Fairway and The View at Blue Fairway one of the most amazing lifestyle amenities you have access to is the natural beauty of an extensive network of trails. And now as more parks and public spaces have closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, being steps away from the Cranberry Trail, the Georgian Trail (www.georgiantrail.ca) and the Collingwood Trails (www.collingwood.ca/culture-recreation-events/trails) is an even greater asset as it offers an easy and convenient way to engage in physical activity while benefitting both your immune system and mental health. With usage on the rise in recent weeks, The Georgian Cycle & Ski Trail Association is encouraging increased etiquette to ensure that the trails remain open. Individuals are asked to stay home if they exhibit any symptoms of illness, maintain a physical distance of at least two metres at all times and warn others as they approach. In addition,
Metroland • February 6, 2020 – Ever thought of buying a weekend place but concerned about the cost or how much you’ll be able to use it? For a fresh, affordable perspective on four-season, year-round resort style living set your sights on The View at Blue Fairway in Collingwood. MacPherson Builders’ latest offering in this established golf course community is the Sapphire, a four-storey building with 36 units whose name is tied to the fact that many of the homes have spectacular views of surrounding nature and green space, making this development a true gem. There are also incredible golf course vistas. All that and yet prices start a remarkably affordable $359,900 – unheard of for cottage country. The View is in the heart of Ontario’s only true four-season playground. Nestled on Cranberry Trail and backing onto the Cranberry Golf Course, the community is less than a 10-minute drive to
If you are a first-time homeowner, entrepreneur or have a flexible work arrangement and are looking for a better quality of life at an affordable price point, set your sights on The View at Blue Fairway in Collingwood. MacPherson Builders’ latest offering in this established golf course community is the Sapphire, a four-storey building with 36 units whose name is tied to the fact that many of the homes have spectacular views of surrounding nature and green space as well as incredible golf course vistas. “Current Toronto MLS statistics indicate an average house price of $893,729, Collingwood’s average is $588,300, while The View’s prices start in the mid-$300’s,” says sales representative Jennifer Wootton. “So especially for buyers who may have been priced out of the GTA market, this is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a home at an amazing price with the additional benefit of a healthy and active lifestyle
Jane Muller • Oakville Beaver – There are vacation destinations that make us want to move there. For those seriously considering relocation, it is wise to spend time there as a tourist.  A weekend getaway to a small town like Collingwood, Ontario could spark a desire to live in a vibrant community surrounded by natural lands and rich with amenities.  Just a couple of hours from many parts of the GTA, Collingwood could easily be on the list of relocation potentials and worthy of repeat scouting missions.  Whether a visitor or a resident-in-waiting, great dining options are a must and Collingwood’s downtown delivers with options for a quick bite, lunch and fine or casual dining.  Prime Seven Nine capitalizes on the grand architectural features of its location in a historic bank. The towering ceiling allows for the kitchen to be situated in a glass-fronted mezzanine that overlooks the dining and bar
By Tracy Hanes • Special to The Star What started as a move to raise their kids in a small town for James Zaza and his wife has become a family-wide initiative in real estate investment. Zaza, a landscape contractor, wife Linda Truong, and their kids, aged 6 and 4, moved from their home in Richmond Hill 18 months ago and relocated to Collingwood. The family had a weekend/vacation home in the area, where they skied during winters. Eighteen months ago, the Zazas sold their Richmond Hill home and their weekend house, bought a detached home and relocated to Collingwood. As a landlord of rental properties in the GTA, Zaza became interested in the rising home prices in Collingwood. His sister- and brother-in-law also fell in love with the area; so they and the Zazas purchased a total of six new townhouses in MacPherson Builders’ development, Blue Fairway, set along
By Toronto Sun The Sapphire is a four-storey building with 36 units. After first Collingwood Condo almost sells out, MacPherson Builders fast-tracks launch of second building In response to the overwhelming demand for quality-built condominium homes at an affordable price in Collingwood, The Sapphire – the second building in The View at Blue Fairway has been launched. “We sold 31 of 36 homes when we launched the first building in The View in late October,” observes sales representative Jennifer Wootton. “We anticipated fairly strong demand, due to the fact it’s almost unheard of to find a quality-built home in Collingwood starting in the 300’s, but even we were blown away by how quickly the homes were snapped up.” Wootton feels the strong demand can be attributed to a couple of factors. “I think it says a lot about the tremendous value proposition of these homes as well as the reality that
While many activities and events are being postponed or cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus, the good news is that we are still able to engage in outdoor activity as long as we practice safe social distancing. And with the official arrival of Spring and the promise of warmer weather, now more than ever Collingwood, the gateway to the South Georgian Bay region is the place to be for outdoor enthusiasts. Collingwood is a historic harbourfront community that was recently ranked by Expedia as one of the top 10 most beautiful destinations in Canada. Exploring is easy for walkers, runners, hikers and cyclists with nearly 70 km of recreational trails that weave through and lead to every point of interest in town. (www.collingwood.ca/culture-recreation-events/trails) Additionally, the Georgian Trail runs 34 km along the magnificent southern shore of Georgian Bay between Collingwood and Meaford and features a hard-packed granular surface, regular distance
Saturday until Sunday, March 22 – March Break, Blue Mountain Village. Get ready for days filled with fun and adventure including family activities, interactive performances, skiing, fireworks and much more. Info: www.bluemountainvillage.ca or call 877-445-0231 Saturday – Violet’s Blues Productions presents Lurrie Bell Band, Simcoe Street Theatre. Enjoy a performance by Grammy nominated Chicago Blues legend Lurrie Bell. Info: www.creativesimcoestreet.ca Sunday – Ashley MacIsaac, Historic Gayety Theatre. Spend an evening with internationally acclaimed and celebrated Canadian Roots musician Ashley MacIsaac. Info: www.gayetytheatre.com or call 888-353-3203 During your stay, get the latest on new homes and chalets in Collingwood and the Town of the Blue Mountains by visiting MacPherson Builders’ 6,000 square foot sales centre at 5 Cranberry Trail East (corner of Hwy. #26 and Cranberry Trail East) in Collingwood. Hours are Wed-Sun noon to 5 p.m. Or call 705-293-2201 to learn more.
Thursday to Sunday – International Women’s Day, Various Venues throughout Collingwood. Let’s create a gender equal world. Join us for a weekend that challenges stereotype and broadens perceptions. Info: www.collingwood.ca or call 705-445-1030 Saturday – 14th Annual Rockin’ The House Fundraising Bonspiel & Silent Auction, Collingwood Curling Club. An accessible event where people of all abilities are encouraged to participate. Help us reach our goal of raising $35,000 to help support individuals with disabilities. Info: www.breakingdownbarriers.ca or call 705-445-1543, x301 Saturday – ABBA Revisited, Historic Gayety Theatre. A tribute that recreates the magic of the iconic group with authentic costumes, spectacular harmonies and note-perfect musicianship. Info: www.gayetytheatre.com or call 888-353-3203 During your stay, get the latest on new homes and chalets in Collingwood and the Town of the Blue Mountains by visiting MacPherson Builders’ 6,000 square foot sales centre at 5 Cranberry Trail East (corner of Hwy. #26 and Cranberry

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