RFP Extension Granted for Collingwood Grain Terminals Revitalization Project

The deadline for pre-qualified proponents to submit proposals for the Collingwood Grain Terminals Revitalization project has been extended by one business day.


In an abundance of fairness and due to the widespread impact of the recent internet outage, the original deadline of Friday, July 22, 2022 has been updated to Monday, July 25, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.

Three proponents were pre-qualified in May 2022:

  • Diamante Urban Corporation
  • Fram Building Group Ltd.
  • Streetcar Developments Inc. & Dream Unlimited Corp.

Each proponent has outlined a commitment to developing a vision aligned with guiding principles established by the Town and incorporating community feedback. Some of these principles include structural preservation of the terminals in some form, optimized public access, and to energize and animate Heritage Drive.

Following the new deadline of July 25, 2022, Town staff will complete a compliance review of RFP documents received with the independent Fairness Monitor, followed by a technical evaluation. Proponents that meet the established criteria will advance to the interview stage of the process. To uphold the integrity of the RFP, proponents are not permitted to engage with the public until the successful proponent is determined. Once Council awards the project to the successful proponent, the proponent will be responsible for implementing their public consultation strategy.

The Town anticipates announcing the selected proponent in August 2022.

Learn more about the Collingwood Grain Terminals Revitalization and the processes taken to date at the Town’s Engage Page https://engage.collingwood.ca/collingwood-grain-terminals.

Background

The Town of Collingwood is seeking a visionary partner and/or developer to revitalize the unique property that is home to the Collingwood Grain Terminals and the surrounding spit land on Heritage Drive. This is an opportunity to repurpose and reimagine the historical waterfront property. The Town is committed to respecting the local heritage of the Terminals by preserving the Terminals in some form, while also ensuring the surrounding land encourages public access to the waterfront for the people that live, work, and play here.

Extensive public engagement has been undertaken regarding the Collingwood Grain Terminals, through the Waterfront Master Plan, Terminals White Paper, and the Built Heritage Assessment. This undertaking demonstrated a strong local connection between many current, former, and new residents to the preservation and revitalization of the Grain Terminals.

This unique opportunity awaits a partner and/or developer to share their vision to transform this landmark and surrounding lands to create a destination for residents and tourists. There is so much potential for bold concepts that energize and animate the site while respecting, celebrating and preserving the historical significance of the Terminals.

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