Places to eat in Collingwood

Collingwood is quickly getting known for having great restaurants. Even though it is a relatively small town the population swells throughout the year with weekenders, skiers, day trippers and tourists on vacation still the number and quality of restaurants is very impressive. There are many places to eat in Collingwood, and the food trucks have also arrived!

The Every year lately new restaurants have opened raising the bar and whetting our appetites. Some of the newest ones are:

  • Fish & Sips – Authentic British fare (the fish & chips are in a light crispy batter from a family recipe surrounding moist fish), in a stylish, fresh ambiance.
  • Bent Taco – looking for modern Mexican like in all the food tv shows? Well you gotta eat here then. This hip restaurant also has a great patio.
  • Sushi Hon – fresh and delicious, what more is there to say? Mmm sushi. The restaurant is large & airy, and can accommodate large groups.
  • The Strand – you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into New York City, chic & sophisticated. The food chic & sophisticated.

Of course there are the Collingwood staples:

  • The Iron Skillet (formerly Tony’s Iron Skillet) – with a constantly evolving menu from around the world your sure to enjoy.
  • Tesoro – traditional Italian food and modern takes on pizzas, paninis and salads.
  • The Smoke – the name says it all, smoked meat… meat and more… meat all served in a modern way.
  • Pie – carefully crafted modern pizza, cooked in wood burning fire in mere minutes.
  • Northwinds Brewhouse & Kitchen– with its own line of beer and fantastic food
  • Beaver & Bull Dog – a pub for the ski crowd, lots of space to pull up a stool at the bar and great pub food with a modern flare.

With so many great places to go, all with great friendly service and tons not even mentioned, you will have a great time exploring the food scene in Collingwood. Just another great reason why  to buy a home in Collingwood.


Jill Does

Sales Representative & Realtor

Royal Lepage Trinity Realty Brokerage


Get in the Christmas Spirit & Donate to the Food Bank

Join us in helping the less fortunate in our community this holiday season. We have just dropped off a Food and Toy Donation at the Salvation Army located at 162 Ste Marie St in Collingwood. Reaching out to those in need is what Christmas is, all about.

foodbankWe encourage you to donate too, also please share or like this post to help promote awareness of the Collingwood Salvation Army Food Bank. Our goal is to reach 1000 shares & likes of this post to bring awareness to the needy in our town.

Here is how to donate. Our Salvation Army Food Bank accepts donations Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Thursdays & Fridays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!


Jill Does

Real Estate Sales Representative, Realtor ®

Royal LePage Trinity Realty Brokerage



Do I need a Home Inspection – Part 2

When buying a home clients often will ask, do I need a home inspection, can I do it myself, what is best? As your Real Estate Agent we always strongly suggest yes, a professional Home Inspector should be used.


<- Do I need a Home Inspection – Part 1

Sometimes home inspectors find something more serious in homes for sale, luckily not very common, but it does happen.. They can find leaks that have caused mold & rot, old wiring, asbestos, structural issues like notched or rotting beams, foundation issues, etc.

In the case of the major issue, a re-negotiation can likely happen to compensate for the work that will be required to fix the problem. Thankfully this isn’t common.

The main exception to the renegotiation upon discovery of a major issue is a Power of Sale property. A Power of Sale (a non judicial type of Foreclosure, the term Foreclosure is more commonly used in the U.S.) is a property being sold by a bank or mortgage company, on behalf of a Property owner. These homes are being sold as-is, so generally a POS Seller will not renegotiate based on a Home Inspection. That being said, having a Home inspection done is still a very important thing to do for you the Buyer, to have a full picture of any deficiencies that may exist.

As in any industry there will be differences from inspector to inspector. Get references, talk to them, ask how they do the inspection, how long will it take (a 2/3 bedroom single detached home usually takes 2-1/2-3-1/2 hours) and how much it will cost. He or she will go into the attic, crawl space and up on the roof. Some are also certified to inspect additional systems like septic, do WETT Certificates or electrical, these inspections would also cost extra. The inspector should take photos of any findings & should provide a type written report. It should be long enough that they will provide a binder to hold it (if printed onsite), giving you a usb memory stick or emailing it to you.

A home inspection helps you to get to know your potential new home better, it should make you aware of any current or future issues, and advise you on maintenance items to help keep your property issue free. They can also give you ball park quotes for repairing items based on the contractors in your own community.

If you are looking for homes for sale in Collingwood please contact me, I would love to help you with buying your new property.

<- Do I need a Home Inspection – Part 1

– Jill Does

Real Estate Sales Representative

Royal LePage Trinity Realty Brokerage