In 2004, Collingwood’s downtown heritage district found itself in the national spotlight
The Federal Government has added Collingwood’s Heritage District to its list of Canada’s Historic Places. Mayor Terry Geddes says the Heritage District is the first in Canada to be recognized by the Federal Program.
Heritage Committee Member Ed Christie says Collingwood’s new designation offers valuable incentives for the commercial property owners to make application for Federal funding for restoration work. Christie says certain commercial owners could receive up to twenty percent of any facade restoration costs, adding that an incentive program for commercial building owners was an important component of the Federal Government’s program.
Christie says 250 buildings make up the Collingwood Heritage District. Mayor Geddes says a sign will be created to welcome visitors to the Collingwood Heritage District.