Collingwood Council Highlights – February 22, 2016


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Margaret Mooy, Committee Chair

The Collingwood Heritage Committee presented the Heritage Awards for 2015. Those honoured for their contributions to heritage preservation in Collingwood were 57 Hurontario Street and 234 Pine Street.



The owner of 57 Hurontario Street. From L-R: Deputy Mayor Brian Saunderson, owner of Minds Alive, Roy Johnson and Tricia Jeffery of Dovetail Interiors, Heritage Committee Chair Margaret Mooy.

The owners of 234 Pine Street were unavailable to attend the Council meeting, and will be presented with their award at a later date.






Trevor Henson

Trevor Henson gave a presentation to Council thanking them for their commitment to stop bullying in Collingwood. He promoted a number of anti-bullying initiatives, including Pink Shirt Day on February 24th and anti-bullying month in April.





The Zoning By-Law amendment would allow for a rezoning of portion of land south of Lockhart Road and east of Hurontario Street to permit townhouse dwelling units.

Town Planner Mark Bryan and agent on behalf of the developer, Kris Menzies, MHBC Planning Consultants, presented an overview of the proposed amendment.

Several members of the audience had questions regarding the increased density, traffic flow, access to the nearby school and drainage concerns.




Items A1 through A7 were received for information. The following items were pulled for further discussion.

A.1 The Corporation of the Township of Adjala-Tosorontio re: Adjala-TosorontioCommunity Based Strategic Plan.

Council noted that Collingwood continues to be a leader and this letter was quite a compliment.


A.4 Town of Aurora motion re: Ontario Municipal Board Jurisdiction

Council noted that this was a complex issue, and requested additional information from staff.


A.5 National Defence, Office of the Commander, Canadian Forces Base Bordenre: Borden Legacy Project.

The Communications Officer will work with the Mayor to determine the appropriate items to include in the time capsule.


A.7 Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative re: Mayors call on Premiers,Governors to Defend Integrity of Great Lakes and Compact.

Council voted to support the motion from the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative.







Council approved the Community Services Standing Committee report.


Committee Minutes

Council requested more information from staff in order to make an informed decision on the Train Trail extension and its connectivity to Barrie. This request was based on a suggestion from the Trails Advisory Committee, which supported extended the Train Trail from Stayner to Utopia alongside the railway tracks within the existing railway right of way.

Council directed staff to initiate the naming procedure to consider the Trails Advisory Committee’s recommendation to remove “Trail” from the street name Cranberry Trail East & Cranberry Trail West when they connected.


Award of Tender for Heritage Park junior baseball diamond

Council awarded the tender for the Heritage Park junior baseball diamond to Leading Edge Earthworks Inc.


Community Arts Engagement

Council received the report on Community Arts Engagement for information. Culture and the Arts is one of five goals of the Community Based Strategic Plan. The Plan states that the community’s goal is to cultivate educational opportunities and local events that encourage the development of local culture and the arts.


Delegation of Authority to Deaccession Museum Artifacts

Council delegated authority to the Director of Parks, Recreation, and Culture for deaccessioning artifacts from the Collingwood Museum. Deaccessioning refers to the permanent removal of an artifact from the Museum’s permanent collection. The intent of the delegation of authority is to expedite the deaccession process and to eliminate the necessity to have all deaccessions go to the Community Services Standing Committee and Council for approval.


Georgian Triangle Tourist Association (GTTA) Tenancy Agreement

The GTTA relocated to The Station in July of 2012 following the sale of the organization’s former office building. The GTTA was provided the shared space with the Collingwood Museum in exchange for visitor information and reception services in an effort for both parties to realize operational efficiencies and to maximize visitation. This formalized agreement will benefit both parties, as it outlines expectations and parameters of tenancy. This was also identified in the BMA operational review as an area requiring evaluation and refining.

Council authorized staff to enter into an agreement with the Georgian Triangle Tourist Association whereby the Town of Collingwood provides no cost office space to the GTTA in exchange for visitor information and reception services.






John Maddox

Clerk Almas gave an overview of the closed meeting investigation conducted by JGM Consulting with respect to a recent complaint that was filed alleging Council met in-camera on a number of occasions pertaining to airport matters that were not in compliance with the Municipal Act. Mr. John Maddox, JGM Consulting concluded that all matters discussed in-camera were appropriate and valid and in accordance with the permitted exemptions provided to Council to meet in closed sessions. In addition, two (2) recommendations were provided with respect to best practices that will be implemented by staff and Council.




Meeting Type Date, time & location
Strategic Initiatives Standing Committee Wednesday, February 24 – 10:00 a.m.

Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario St.

Budget Public Meeting Saturday, February 279:30 a.m.

Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario St.

Development and Operations Services Standing Committee Monday, February 295:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario St.

Council Monday, March 75:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario St.

Community Services Standing Committee Thursday, March 105:00 p.m.

3rd Floor Community Room, Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie Street

Corporate Services Standing Committee Monday, March 145:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario St.

Council Monday, March 215:00 p.m.

Council Chambers, Town Hall, 97 Hurontario St.


Agendas and Minutes are available online at:
For more information, contact:
Communications Officer

Jennett Mays

705-445-1030 Ext. 3293


Sara Almas

705-445-1030 Ext. 3225


Sandra Cooper