Why Collingwood

Live a Better Life in Collingwood
Collingwood is surrounded by the natural beauty of South Georgian Bay. Start your success here, and experience the energy & creativity of a bustling harbourfront town.

Business Thrives Here Button - Tight CropDiverse companies
: Collingwood’s 12 key sectors show the wide range of companies who have chosen to grow their business here

People come here: Tourism related sectors employ  37%

Top employers: Other top 5 industry sectors include Health Care, Construction, Advanced Manufacturing and Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

Small business: Collingwood is one of the top 10 Canadian towns to start and grow a small business

Love Where You Work Button - Tight CropWe’re growing
: with a 20% population growth since 2006, Collingwood’s growth rate is is 2x the provincial average

We’re affordable: the average dwelling price is 17% lower than the provincial average

We’re connected: Collingwood is an employment hub for the South Georgian Bay region

We’re hiring: The unemployment rate has been steadily decreasing over the last 4 years


The Lifestyle You Want Button - Tight CropThe recreation: Collingwood is within 5 km of both the largest freshwater beach in the world and Ontario’s largest ski resport

The culture & cuisine: Collingwood is home to exceptional culinary experiences, as well as numerous galleries and studios

The trails: There are nearly 70 km of recreational trails in town for biking, hiking, skiing & snowshoeing

The history: Downtown Collingwood is a national heritage district and home to a historic harbour