Be sure to click on ‘read more’ below to find out about all of our new clients this month. You can also find out about exciting upcoming events and if you’re a small business owner in the area find out about some great new seminars. We hope you enjoy our feature articles, one part history, one part technology and one part retail. So grab a cup of java and prepare to be enlightened.
In celebration of Collingwood’s Sesquicentennial and in partnership with Korporate Images we are now offering a range of exclusive merchandise for purchase on-line. Look for the Sesquicentennial icon on our home page to place your order today.
Don’t miss the 9th Annual Christie/Cummings Ski Day at Osler Bluff Ski Club on February 20th. Enjoy a spectacular day of skiing with your friends and support The General and Marine Hospital Foundation. Tickets can be purchased on-line today. This event is open to members and non-members. For more information please call 705.444.8645.
On the less serious side of things but guaranteed to be lots of fun, the Collingwood Optimist Club is hosting the World Championship of Bed Races in February. Imagine a bed race going right down Huronatio Street! The entry fee is only $125 per team of 4, plus one in the bed. If you need a bed provided for you, the entry fee is $200. Call the race bed hotline at 705.446.0562 today to register your team to help support an organization that is greatly needed and appreciated in our community. For more details, visit our Events calendar.
Congratulations to Jane Grahek and her team at Furbelows in Thornbury on their First Anniversary in their new gorgeous location. With new stock arriving daily for Spring, there are some fantastic winter sales on now. With window displays changing weekly, this is one store that sure has curb appeal!
Valentine’s Day right around the corner, check out our list of amazing restaurants to book your reservation for that special night with that special person. If seafood is your passion, check out the Valentine’s Menu from Chef Bob Bickmore at Catch 22 Fresh Market Grill. Another great option is to dine in – gourmet style – by ordering in advance from the First Street Bistro Take Out Menu.
Mayor Chris Carrier will be the guest speaker at the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce Power Lunch on Wednesday, January 30th. For tickets, please call the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce at 705.445.0221. Seating is limited.
If you own a small business in the area we are pleased to tell you about 3 very valuable and affordable seminars being offered by the Economic Development Department. I have registered to attend all three. At $10 a pop, you can’t miss this opportunity.
mycollingwood.ca extends a warm welcome to our new clients this month:
Admiral Collingwood Place is designed to feel like home. No comfort has been overlooked in the concept and the details you'll see when you study our twelve floorplans ranging from 800 - 2400 square feet. Admiral Collingwood Place is Downtown Collingwood's newest upscale condominium residence located at the corners of Hurontario and Hume. With a wide variety of floor plans each of our suites is a model of innovation designed for gracious living. Amenities include a fully equipped fitness facility and entertainment lounge with a beautifully landscaped outdoor patio. Floor plans, feature and amenity information and pricing (starting from $249,900 including GST and underground parking) is available now. Call Admiral Collingwood Place at 705.445.4500 for more information.
Eleven Bay Street
Carefully designed for serenity and comfort…Eleven Bay Street brings it all together. The year round activities of a diverse and lively community, a breathtaking natural setting and the distinctive talents of a respected home builder and developers. Luxury and prestige. An exclusive enclave of thirteen stately, elegant townhomes, beautifully located at the mouth of the Beaver River in Thornbury. Call Lush Realty at 705.444.7653 for more information.
Imagine 2 suites, 2 entrances, 1 condo. May be the most versatile product on the market right now. Two separate hotel style suites centered around common living room, dining room and kitchen. Buy it and live in it or buy it and rent it - forecasted income of 20,000 in 2007. With separate entrances and living spaces you can buy it with a friend. All units are sold turn-key right down to the hanging artwork and utensils. For a limited time, purchase includes a full Cranberry Golf and Atoka VIP membership. Prices start at $169,990. Call Lush Realty at 705.444.7653 for more information.
Heather Stitt, Broker, ReMax Four Seasons Realty
As a full time Real Estate Broker and resident, Heather enjoys sharing this area with many visitors and those thinking of making the move. She would like to help you make your move; whether it is full or part time, or helping those who already reside here, move up or down. Using a combination of the latest technologies, my educational and career experience, sphere of influence and personality; Heather has assisted many others in achieving their real estate goals and dreams! She can assist you in Buying and Selling recreational properties, investment rental properties, permanent residences, commercial properties and rentals. Call 705.888.1974 to contact Heather today.
With the increase in tourist traffic in the summer a demand for water based activities developed. These include Sunset cruises, sailing charters, fishing charters snorkeling expeditions and other outdoor activities. The Collingwood Blue Mountain area provides unlimited opportunities for interacting with nature, scenic tours, agri-tours, interpretive historic tours of Collingwood and these outings are provided for small groups up to 10. Winter tours and ski packages are also available. Call 705.445.6257 for more information.
Borelli’s Italian Foods
Can you say Yum? Borelli’s Italian Foods is synonymous with authentic, quality homemade food available to eat in or take out. Their sandwiches are made the old fashioned way using the finest ingredients and are all made to order. The tomato sauce is made fresh daily using an old family recipe. Retail food products are sourced from only the best suppliers of quality Italian foods including a fresh deli counter with Italian cold cuts and cheeses. You can call in advance at 705.444.2400 to place your order for pick up for lunch, dinner or on the way to the chalet. Once you’ve tasted their signature veal sandwich you’ll be back again and you’ll never leave hungry. Vegetarian selections are also available.
The Ashanti Coffee that you buy is grown by Amy and David Wilding-Davies on eastern facing slopes in the Chipinge region of Zimbabwe in beautifully rich red soils. Amy and David set up a roastery in Thornbury, Ontario to roast and sell Ashanti Coffee to the public. To ensure freshness, Ashanti roasts several times a day in custom batches for retailers, restaurants, and individual coffee lovers. Wireless Internet available, specialty coffee and tea, hot chocolate, locally baked treats, quiche and sausage rolls. Visit today and enjoy the best cup of coffee you will ever consume (in Julie’s opinion…I brew this at home every morning).
The Huron House
Devin & Jenni Cook welcome you to The Huron House Restaurant, located at 94 Pine St., Collingwood, Ontario. The restaurant has been open since July 2004. They invite you to share in the warmth, and comfort of this casual fine dining restaurant. Casual fine dining in an elegant restored 120-year old home. Serving comfort food in two distinctly different dining rooms with an emphasis on steak and seafood for dinner and fresh, fast and affordable homemade lunches. You can also visit for a relaxing drink in J.J Longs Lounge featuring an extensive wine and cocktail list. Call 705.446.0808 to make your reservations or find out about upcoming live music performances.
Little Ed’s Ski and Bike Shop
Little Ed’s Ski & Bike shop is a privately owned sporting goods store and has been operated by a local family since 1992. Located right beside the new Galaxy Theatre the staff at Little Ed’s is focused on pairing you with the appropriate equipment allowing you to enjoy your sport of choice at your desired activity level. They offer you a selection of Bikes, Kayaks, Downhill Skis, Nordic/Cross Country Skis, Snowshoes, Apparel, Parts and Service. They’ll deck you out from head to toe with all of the latest winter sporting fashions.
Scott Gerrie and Ted DeCorso have teamed up with Mary to bring you a dining option that is like no other. Scott has designed a phenomenal menu including delights like Lobster three ways; Tarragon butter poached, bisque, mango cilantro roll; Porcini dusted Tenderloin of beef on a exotic mushroom strudel with brown butter mash parsnip & Yukon gold's with smoked paprika cauliflower & a port demi. Mary’s Restaurant in Craigleith has recently undergone a major renovation to revitalize and refresh a favourite local destination. With more space, new décor a new menu and wine list this is a must try dining destination. Contact 705.444.2984 to make your reservations today.
Fairways Indoor Golf
Your year round, indoor golfing destination. Keep your swing sharp during the off-season featuring the golf driving range or play one 28 golf courses in our three state-of-the art Golf Swing Studios. Don't feel like skiing today but want to stay active? Come in and play Pebble Beach without the hassle of cross border travel. Golf teaching academy, golf leagues and tournaments are also available. Non-golfers can enjoy Big Screen Nintendo Wii games such as baseball, boxing, tennis, dance party, Car Racing, Basketball, Guitar hero, Smarty pants and more games on a giant screen, shoot pool or throw darts. Groups use our boardroom or entire 4,400 sq. ft. facility for meetings and team building fun. Hourly rates or call us to book your special event. Call today to reserve your tee-off time. 705.444.3696.
Hope you’re enjoying winter so far! Lots more to come.