CTV News Feature

Collingwood hospital’s new effort to recruit staff Ian Duffy CTVNews.ca Barrie Video Journalist Follow | Contact Published Dec. 29, 2022 9:38 p.m. EST Share facebook twitter reddit More share options Collingwood General & Marine Hospital has developed a new...

Toronto Life Feature Article

REAL ESTATE Cottage of the Week: $5.1 million for a chalet at the base of Blue Mountain with an indoor pool and sauna The 4,200-square-foot property also comes with heated floors, a private balcony, an outdoor fireplace and hot tub, and Douglas fir all over BY ANDREA...

‘Tis the season for holiday house tours

Connie Adair Real Estate Monthly It’s the season for holiday house tours, and if you’re considering hosting a festive event of your own to raise money for charity and put yourself in front of many people, here are some things to consider. Number one: start now. “It...

Boost the curb appeal of your home

How a new exterior paint color can boost the curb appeal of your home by Kandace Gallant on 23 Mar 2022 If you’re looking to sell your house and make the most out of the sale, you can do so by boosting the exterior’s curb appeal. This can be done in a few different...

What It Went For $2.503 Million

NP Homes, What it Went For, Mar 26 2022 what it went for $2.503 MILLION Co n n i e Adair The Blue Mountains 117 Aspen Way (The Blue Mountains) Asking price: $1.989 million Sold for: $2.503 million Taxes: 6,596 (2021) Bedrooms: 4+2 Bathrooms: 3+1 Square footage: 2,714...

Mortgage rundown: 2022

Mortgage rundown: 2022 is go time for rate hikes. This quick-and-dirty playbook will help you pick the best term Our latest edition of Mortgage Rundown, a quick take on Canada’s home financing landscape from mortgage strategist Robert McLister. The Bank of Canada...

10 Home Design Trends That Are Leaving in 2022

10 Home Design Trends That Are Leaving in 2022 bySARAH LYON published 2 DAYS AGO Credit: Artazum/Shutterstock A new year is always time for a fresh start — and yes, that’s most definitely the case when it comes to home design trends. For better or for worse, not every...

Tips to avoiding water damage in your home

By Neil Sharma The only thing worse than the cost of repairing water damage to homes is knowing that it was preventable. Upon buying a new home, purchasers should determine whether or not the home is waterproofed, and if it isn’t, it should be one of the first things...

Royal LePage: Canadian home price forecast

Royal LePage: Canadian home price forecast revised upward to 16% as roaring spring market eases into summer Second quarter regional highlights: Aggregate price of a home in Canada rose 25.3% year-over-year in the second quarter Demand expected to outstrip supply with...

TOP Home Renovations to Get You The Most ROI in 2021

Pandemic living has changed the way Canadians think about renovations: more than half of us renovated our homes last year for living there. Only 16 per cent of us renovated specifically to increase our home’s market value. Still, nearly 60 per cent of the Canadians...

Tips on Retiring Earlier

1. Decrease your housing expenses. Moving to a more affordable city can save you thousands per year, and with so many working from home, it’s more attainable. Here is a list of the 20 cheapest cities to live in, in Canada. 2. Work part-time. Retirement does not...

What’s Happening March 2021- Market Update

The February numbers are in and the month roared in like a lion and went out like one too! While the strong numbers were considered surprising just a half a year ago, the outlook for housing in Canada has trended positive and the consensus is prices will rise. CMHC,...

Preparing Your Home For A Spring Sale

Considering a spring sale? With buyer demand at it’s highest in years Collaborative Real Estate wants to help you maximize your sale dollars with a few tips from Karen Willison.  TIP 1 – Get Advice On What Renovations To Complete First  When considering a...

WinterBlast – 2021

We are sad that we can’t hold our annual WinterBlast Ski Day fundraiser due to the pandemic but have been working with Hospice on how we can raise funds to help support them. We are proud to be the title sponsor for a 50/50 draw in partnership with Hospice. Check out...

Not ready to sell but thinking about renovating?

Here are six home improvements that are not only attractive to homebuyers today but that will yield the highest return when you are ready to sell. Energy Efficient Upgrades Upgrading your insulation or replacing your doors and windows with more energy efficient...

HAPPY 2021! From KW Collaborative Real Estate

I am wishing you and yours a Happy New Year! 2020 was… Personally, I had a chance to grow exponentially and advance efficiencies by leaps and bounds and in new innovative ways. It was also a time to develop deeper bonds with those closest to me and I am so...

Legislature Supports Hospital Planning in Simcoe-Grey

November 23, 2020 – The Ontario Legislature has voted unanimously to support planning for hospital redevelopments in Collingwood and Alliston. In his latest effort to keep the issue on the Legislative agenda, Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson introduced a Private Member’s...

SAVE OUR SNOW SEASON

Snow sports aren’t just sports, they’re essential. Let’s make sure the snow season is protected! If you agree, and believe snow sports should continue, please do fill out a letter to your local MPP below at: https://www.saveourskiing.ca/ PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK! 🙂...

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE COLLINGWOOD GENERAL & MARINE HOSPITAL

October 1, 2020 – Collingwood General and Marine Hospital has issued an important notice regarding COVID-19 testing: If you make an appointment, show up. If you no longer need the appointment, cancel it. Respect your fellow citizens. “No shows” lead to lost...

SKI SEASON IS COMING!

UPDATE FROM THE CEO OF BLUE MOUNTAIN The health and well-being of Alterra Mountain Company guests, employees, and local communities has and will always be our company’s highest priority. Since last winter’s resort closures, our teams have been working to develop...

2020 Homeownership and Financial Fitness Study Results

Genworth Canada’s recent Homeownership and Financial Fitness Study is a snapshot of Canadians’ Homeownership Attitudes and Financial Fitness . Given the unusual economic and financial circumstances we’re in, this data provides a comprehensive look at Canadians’...

Hope in the Valley STAY AT HOME GALA – Saturday, June 6th

Hope in the Valley STAY AT HOME GALA — Saturday, June 6t…hosted by Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary I AM PROUD TO BE A SPONSOR OF THIS EVENT! SEE YOU SATURDAY! Thorbury-Clarksburg ROTARIANS are organizing Stay at Home Gala – Hope in the Valley”  event to...

Welcome Joanne Brown, Sales Representative

Send Messagejebrown@royallepage.ca  Joanne Brown Sales Representative Office: 877/705-445-5520 Call or Text Direct:705-994-5255 jebrown@royallepage.ca CollaborativeRealEstate.ca We are pleased to welcome Joanne Brown, Sales...

Creative Gifts for Mother’s Day

Everyone knows that it is difficult to purchase gifts from stores currently, but online stores and delivery services in Collingwood have amazing gifts for Mother’s Day. This is also the perfect time to get creative and make your own gift to show your love for someone...

Takeout and Delivery Options in Collingwood and Surrounding Areas

During Ontario’s current state of emergency, Collingwood and the surrounding areas are helping to minimize the impact by providing families with safe delivery and takeout with local restaurants. Below is a list of resources of which restaurants and markets are...

Virtual Fitness Classes to do at Home

As gyms and studios close during Ontario’s state of emergency, many gyms and meditation studios pivoted to offering online videos on social media as a way to leverage their platforms for social good, and connect with their local community. In an effort to keep people...

Educational and Creative Resources for Children at Home

Schools worldwide have closed in response to COVID-19, leaving parents and caregivers scrambling to find daily activities for their children that are educational, creative and entertaining. If you’re facing this challenge for the first time, there are many...

Be Prepared For Possible Water Damage

Be Prepared For Possible Water DamageThis post is originally from The Co-Operators Insurance E-Alert and I’m sharing these great tips!During spring, rising temperatures, rainfall and melting snow could cause water damage to your property. Strong winds are also a...

Royal LePage Luxury Property Report 2020

Source: www.royallepage.ca Toronto’s luxury condo prices forecast to surpass Montreal’s hot luxury market in 2020, according to Royal LePage Greater Montreal Area posts highest appreciation in Canada for both luxury houses (8.5%) and condos (8.3%); Greater Toronto...

International Women’s Day in Collingwood

Celebrate International Women’s Day this March by showing appreciation for women in our lives that empower and inspire us. Collingwood has wonderful events to showcase the power of women through discussion panels, awards, community building, and fun nights out....

Valentines Day & Family Day Weekend

Valentine’s Day Restaurants with Special Menus Valentine’s Day at Lakeside Seafood & Grill5 COURSE DINNER | $68 per person | Plus applicable taxes and gratuities Valentine’s Culinary Theatre Dinner5 COURSE DINNER | Live chef | $85 per person | Plus...

Collingwood Winter Blast Locations North

2020 Collingwood Winter Blast Thursday January 23rd at the Craigleith Ski Club 9:00am to 5:00pm 35th Annual Winter Extravaganza to benefit the Hospice Georgian Triangle & Royal LePage Shelter Foundation Have a BLAST with us this Winter! Enjoy a...

Locations North Holiday House Tour 2019

Collingwood Holiday House Tour Saturday November 16th 8:00am – 5:00pm Host Venue Craigleith Ski Club 164 Craigleith Road, The Blue Mountains Tickets can be purchased below or by visiting us at the Collingwood Office (330 First Street). Tickets to be picked up on...

Local Canada Day Events

It’s going to be a great weekend with all the events planned around Southern Georgian Bay. Here’s a list of events for Thornbury, Clarksburg, Meaford, Collingwood & Wasaga Beach.

Take Your Mom Out for Mother’s Day!

GTHS Mother’s Day Kitten Shower! The Georgian Triangle Humane Society is having a Kitten Shower, Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 12th Noon to 4pm. The GTHS is expecting over 500 homeless kittens and nursing mother cats to enter their Animal Center this kitten season....

Easter Weekend in Collingwood & Blue Mountains

Collingwood Collingwood Easter Egg Hunt! Saturday, April 20th 10am-3pm Hunt for Eggs at The Station – 10 to 11 a.m. Children’s Activity Centre – 11 to 3 p.m. Pick up your Easter Egg Hunt form from the Town Hall Activity Centre and count the eggs hidden in the store...

Backyard Glam Tour 2019

Backyard Glam Tour 2019Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th, 2019Website  | TicketsWelcome to another great season for the Glam Tour!Collaborative Real Estate is proud to be an EVENT SPONSOR!Your ticket purchase includes the Night Tour on Friday July 5th from...

Coldest Night of the Year to Support Home Horizon

The Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly walk that raises money for charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting people in our community. Walk with us on February 23, 2019!It’s cold out there.  And on February 23rd, I’m going to do something...

Monaco Collingwood Condos

Monaco Collingwood Condos is a new luxury downtown development, located at 1 Hume Street, Collingwood.The development will have a total of 127 units with completion date set for April 2020. Sales for available units start from the $400,000’s. Monaco’s new condominiums...

Diner en Blanc – South Georgian Bay

On Saturday September 8th, 2018 South Georgian Bay will be hosting the first Diner en Blanc in our region, somewhere in Collingwood. We can’t tell you where – because it’s a secret! About the Event All guests must dress elegantly in head-to-toe...

Canada Day Celebrations in Collingwood & Blue Mountain

Thornbury THORNBURY & CLARKSBURG   Canada Day Eve Party Saturday, June 30th from 4:00pm – 9:30pm Beaver Valley Community Centre – 58 Alfred St. W.   The Blue Mountains Public Library, Town of the Blue Mountains, Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary are the...

Coldest Night of the Year | February 24th, 2018

It’s cold out there. And on February 24th, I’m going to do something about it. Together with thousands of Canadians across the country, I’ll be walking and fundraising much-needed funds to support and serve the hungry, homeless, and hurting....

2018 Ski-Snowshoe Day – WINTER BLAST

Join us for Locations North’s 33rd Annual Winter Extravaganza for Hospice and Shelter! Enjoy a great day of outdoor fun and support  Hospice Georgian Triangle and the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation. This day is perfect for anyone who enjoys the outdoors,...

Build a Snowman Contest

We are having a Contest! Build a Snowman and post your best shot! Enter for a chance to win one of 3 Blue Mountain Dollars Gift Certificates! 1st. Place $250.00 2nd Place $100.00 3rd Place $50.00 You can use your gift certificate in Blue Mountain Village stores,...

2017 Holiday House Tour | Saturday, November 18

Come tour EIGHT outstanding homes in Collingwood, The Blue Mountains and Thornbury at our 6th annual fundraising event. These unique homes will be beautifully decorated for the holidays by local designers and decorators. Complimentary coffee, tea and muffins will be...

5 Issues that Commonly Scare Off Home Buyers

By addressing each of these common issues that deter buyers from making an offer you will set yourself up for a smoother, faster and fair priced sale of your home. We will start from top to bottom. This list includes a few of the many reasons – rational or...

Welcome Home, Active Families

In each post of the “Welcome Home” series, we’ll be exploring a different group of people who would find themselves at home in the area of South Georgian Bay. It’s our way of showing you how this area can appeal to people with all sorts of lifestyles and...

The Benefits of Working with a Realtor

Unless you have years of experience navigating your way through the real estate on a daily basis, chances are listing your home on your own is going to be a challenge. By listing your home on your own, you’re cutting yourself off from building relationships, selling...

Local Business Spotlight:

Mortgage Intelligence, along with affiliated company Invis, is one of the largest and most respected national mortgage brokerages in Canada, with Mortgage Consultants across the country, in every province, with representation in small and large cities across the...

Identifying Your Reasons For Selling

Making the choice to sell your home is a big decision, and the reasons behind that decision can impact your selling strategy. Taking the time to think about and understand why you’re selling your home will help you make focused decisions when the time comes to think...

The Final Walk-Through: What to Look For

After price negotiations and a home inspection, closing on a new house is a deep thrill of excitement. However, before you get carried away thinking about how to set up the living room, don’t forget it’s standard for you to take one more walk-through of the home...

Perk Up Your Porch with These 7 Tips

Save your money for big projects that are value added.  Sprucing up the front porch won’t cost you big, but your satisfaction will be enormous. Before starting a porch upgrade, walk across the street to get a feel for how your home looks from a distance. You might...

Which Mortgage Features are the Most Important?

From our friend Barry Johnson at Mortgage Intelligence in Meaford Which Mortgage Features are the Most Important? It’s easy to look online for a mortgage rate. But rate is only one aspect of saving money on your mortgage over the long term. It’s essential that you...

Help Fight Parkinson’s with Rock Steady Boxing

A very dear friend of the AK Team is living with Parkinson’s Disease a uses this great facility. Rock Steady Boxing Toronto is the first Canadian affiliate of the unique and effective non-contact boxing program designed to fight back against Parkinson’s. The...

Home Buyers Guide

Why Buy? Do you long to call a place your own? It’s fun to think about kitchen cabinets and colour schemes, but there are many practical things to consider first. For most people, buying a home is not only an emotional decision, but a financial one too. Buying a home...

May Is A Good Time To List Your Home

Spring is becoming routine by now: We are busy with harvesting our own local maple syrup, celebrating the new season with friends and family, and looking forward to many spectacular long weekends ahead. Another item to add to your list: Putting your home up for sale....

5 Things to Consider When Selling Your Home

Should have, Could have, Would have: don’t you wish you could see into the future of your home selling process? Here is a list of 5 things to consider when selling your home, no crystal ball needed! 1. The Value of your Home It’s easy to get excited about your...