2014 was a record-breaking year for the Town of Collingwood's Building Department.
Construction permits issued in 2014 had a value of $86.4 million and the Town collected $719,705 in building permit fees. These figures are the highest since Town record keeping began in 1964.
In 2014, 822 building permits were issued, compared with 589 in 2013. The number of dwelling units created in 2014 - 315 - was almost double the number created in 2013 - 162.
The biggest increase in construction value came in the commercial sector; however, the residential sector also saw significant increases over 2013.