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Winter Scenes in Collingwood

Living in Collingwood

Collingwood Museum     Postcard Setting

Grand Victorian     National Ski Academy

Raised in Etobicoke, Collingwood has felt like home to me for the past 22 years.  As owner of one of the homes in the pictures above, I enjoy walking to most everything in town, including our waterfront.  You might find me walking or snow shoeing to the Collingwood Yacht Club.  This, combined with all the wonderful alpine and cross-country skiing in our area, is an example of the healthy lifestyle available to us.   I find the bike/walking paths are well frequented by dog walkers and baby strollers and skaters enjoy the outdoor rink by the YMCA while ice fishing huts dot the harbour.  It is nice to see all the active people.  Collingwood comes alive with every snowfall, not to mention all the Town events during the summer; Farmers' Market, Elvis Tributes, Chili Cook-offs, Sailing Regatta, Jazz in the Park.  Sure the big city of Toronto is alive and vibrant.  It is also close enough for a day trip.

The Ontario Real Estate College certified me as a Real Estate Professional in 2006.  I continue to upgrade my knowledge of real estate and related subjects with accredited online and classroom courses every year.  I sell residential real estate however, I am versed in commercial real estate, have 15 years of property management experience and communicate with a variety of helpful professionals in the community.  I still remember the plexus of emotions I experienced when purchasing my first home so I wish to help others with my experience and assurance.

Looking to relax, I look forward to a horseback ride in the countryside as much as a ski day on the mountain or an adventurous scuba dive in the bay.






Not intended to solicit currently listed properties.  The above information is from sources believed reliable, however, no responsibility is assumed for the accuracy of this information. 

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Welcome to Ontario

Capital: Toronto

Motto: Ut Inceptit Fedelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains)

Flower: White Trillium

Population, 1998: 11,404,750



The Land


The name "Ontario" comes from the Iroquois word "Kanadario" meaning "sparkling water." The name is fitting: not only is Ontario bordered on the south by the Great Lakes and on the north by Hudson Bay, but 177 390 km2, or one sixth of its terrain, is covered by rivers and lakes. Ontario is larger than Spain and France combined. The province has a landmass of 1,068,580 sq km and is the 2nd largest province in Canada. At its greatest extremity Ontario is 690 km in width. the longest distance north/south is 1,730 km. The highest point, at 693 m above sea level, is in the District of Timiskaming, near Lady Evelyn Smoothwater Provincial Park.


The People


With over 11 million people, Ontario is the country's most heavily populated province. While English is the official language, Ontario's Francophones play an essential part in the province's cultural life. The provincial government provides services in French in those regions where the Francophone population is sufficiently high.




Ontario is Canada's most productive province, generating some 40 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). Its manufacturing industries lead the way. Ontario's competitive advantages include its natural resources, modern transportation system, large, well-educated labour force, reliable and relatively inexpensive electrical power, and proximity to key U.S. markets: less than a day's drive puts Ontario's products within reach of 120 million American consumers. Automobiles are Ontario's major manufacturing industry and most important export, employing more than 140 000 people. Motor vehicles, parts and accessories accounted for 37% of Canada's total exports in 1998.


*Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, Copyright (c) 2003.