Strategic Plan & Downtown Visioning Master Plan

Share Strategic Plan & Downtown Visioning Master Plan on Facebook Share Strategic Plan & Downtown Visioning Master Plan on Twitter Share Strategic Plan & Downtown Visioning Master Plan on Linkedin Email Strategic Plan & Downtown Visioning Master Plan link
Town Hall

The Town of Collingwood is embarking on the creation of a new multi-year Strategic Plan and with the Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA) a Downtown Visioning Master Plan and we want you to be a part of the process!

The Town’s 2024-2028 Community Based Strategic Plan will establish Collingwood’s highest priorities and a collective vision for the future. It will help guide Council, staff, and the community through key decision-making processes and direct resources where they are needed most.

Our focus is to ensure Collingwood continues to be a vibrant community as we plan for the future and the opportunities and challenges ahead.

As part of this process, we are seeking feedback from residents, businesses, Council, staff, and others as we work to develop a collective vision and set of priorities to guide us over the next several years. This is your chance to have your voice heard and to help shape the direction of Collingwood.

Community engagement sessions took place on December 7th and 8th at various locations including the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena, Central Park Arena, Walmart, Centennial Aquatic Centre, Loblaws, and the Collingwood Christmas Market. Youth Engagement sessions took place on February 16th at the Town Job Fair and February 20th at the Collingwood Public Library - Give us a Pizza Your Mind. Community Partners & Agencies and Sports, Arts and Culture groups stakeholder engagement sessions were held virtually in February.

Stay tuned for more upcoming opportunities to engage and participate!

Downtown Visioning Master Plan (Spring, 2024): While you will be invited to share initial thoughts at the above sessions, we will officially kick-off the Downtown Visioning Master Plan in Spring, 2024. Led by Fotenn Planning + Design, the plan will provide a clear vision for the long-term (2051) evolution of the downtown, including an analysis of the opportunity sites, an engaging Vision Map, and the recommended action items/projects to achieve the vision. Further opportunities for downtown-specific engagement and feedback will be undertaken at this time.

Collingwood Speaks: Your Voice, Our Future: As Collingwood looks towards shaping its future, the Town is actively seeking input from its residents and stakeholders to drive the formulation of its new multi-year Strategic Plan and Downtown Visioning Master Plan. Residents were encouraged to engage in a telephone or online survey to collect valuable insights, shaping the future direction of the Town. The findings, derived from Forum Market Research, offer a comprehensive report detailing the outcomes.

Market Research Survey - Shaping Strategic Plan and Downtown Visioning Master Plan

We look forward to hearing your ideas!


Meet our Steering Committee Members:

- Mayor, Yvonne Hamlin

- Deputy Mayor, Tim Fryer

- Councillor, Kathy Jeffery

- Councillor, Chris Potts

- BIA Representative, Tim Cormick

- Community Member, Larry Law

- Community Member, Mark Palmer

- Community Member, Dave Ohrling

- Ex-Officio Sue Nicholson & Rosalyn Morrison

- Staff Representatives, Sonya Skinner, Sara Almas, Shelby Verkindt & Christa Carter

The Town of Collingwood is embarking on the creation of a new multi-year Strategic Plan and with the Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA) a Downtown Visioning Master Plan and we want you to be a part of the process!

The Town’s 2024-2028 Community Based Strategic Plan will establish Collingwood’s highest priorities and a collective vision for the future. It will help guide Council, staff, and the community through key decision-making processes and direct resources where they are needed most.

Our focus is to ensure Collingwood continues to be a vibrant community as we plan for the future and the opportunities and challenges ahead.

As part of this process, we are seeking feedback from residents, businesses, Council, staff, and others as we work to develop a collective vision and set of priorities to guide us over the next several years. This is your chance to have your voice heard and to help shape the direction of Collingwood.

Community engagement sessions took place on December 7th and 8th at various locations including the Eddie Bush Memorial Arena, Central Park Arena, Walmart, Centennial Aquatic Centre, Loblaws, and the Collingwood Christmas Market. Youth Engagement sessions took place on February 16th at the Town Job Fair and February 20th at the Collingwood Public Library - Give us a Pizza Your Mind. Community Partners & Agencies and Sports, Arts and Culture groups stakeholder engagement sessions were held virtually in February.

Stay tuned for more upcoming opportunities to engage and participate!

Downtown Visioning Master Plan (Spring, 2024): While you will be invited to share initial thoughts at the above sessions, we will officially kick-off the Downtown Visioning Master Plan in Spring, 2024. Led by Fotenn Planning + Design, the plan will provide a clear vision for the long-term (2051) evolution of the downtown, including an analysis of the opportunity sites, an engaging Vision Map, and the recommended action items/projects to achieve the vision. Further opportunities for downtown-specific engagement and feedback will be undertaken at this time.

Collingwood Speaks: Your Voice, Our Future: As Collingwood looks towards shaping its future, the Town is actively seeking input from its residents and stakeholders to drive the formulation of its new multi-year Strategic Plan and Downtown Visioning Master Plan. Residents were encouraged to engage in a telephone or online survey to collect valuable insights, shaping the future direction of the Town. The findings, derived from Forum Market Research, offer a comprehensive report detailing the outcomes.

Market Research Survey - Shaping Strategic Plan and Downtown Visioning Master Plan

We look forward to hearing your ideas!


Meet our Steering Committee Members:

- Mayor, Yvonne Hamlin

- Deputy Mayor, Tim Fryer

- Councillor, Kathy Jeffery

- Councillor, Chris Potts

- BIA Representative, Tim Cormick

- Community Member, Larry Law

- Community Member, Mark Palmer

- Community Member, Dave Ohrling

- Ex-Officio Sue Nicholson & Rosalyn Morrison

- Staff Representatives, Sonya Skinner, Sara Almas, Shelby Verkindt & Christa Carter

Please leave your questions below. Thank you for your participation!

loader image
Didn't receive confirmation?
Seems like you are already registered, please provide the password. Forgot your password? Create a new one now.
Page last updated: 09 May 2024, 01:58 PM