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"The Chicago Of The North"

It would be proper to say that the town of Collingwood developed because of a need to expand land and water transportation services. Collingwood's natural harbour and the creation of the railway played major roles in the town's rapid early growth.

Collingwood is a town in Simcoe County, Ontario. Geographically, it is situated on Nottawasaga Bay at the southern point of Georgian Bay

Collingwood was incorporated as a Town in 1858, nine years before Confederation and was named after Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood, Lord Nelson’s second in command at the Battle of Trafalgar, who assumed command of the British fleet after Nelson's death.

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  • Last visit to Collingwood: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    I was attracted to this page by the name Collingwood as I'm very familiar with the eponymous Admiral whose statue occupies a promontory at the mouth of the Tyne in N E England! Really enjoyed visiting this small town with you - loved the great stone slab statue especially and the suspension bridge. You live in a lovely spot :-)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2011 at 3:25 AM

    This sounds like a really interesting area to visit, especially the treetop walk and the "Fat Man's Misery" cave. But I don't understand why such a small town is called "The Chicago Of The North".

  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2006 at 9:59 PM

    Gemstone mining.. is it real gold and semi-precious gems? I don't mind trying that!!!.. hahaha Another beautiful page and pictures.

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2006 at 8:00 AM

    Hi Kris & Tim This is a wonderful page of Collingwood We also visited Colling wood last year .That Federal Building is a beautiful Collingwood is a nice town and has a great location

  • Mandy23's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2006 at 9:27 PM

    Nice photos. This looks like a good place to visit.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2005 at 11:18 AM

    first I thought is Collingood Nelson NZ, anyway, lovely page. greets from CHCH


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