History

History

Long before popular winter sports and summer recreation made Collingwood such a desirable destination, shipbuilding was the key to the development of Collingwood. For over 100 years, the majestic hulls, military vessels and heroic freighters crafted in the shipyards made Collingwood renowned throughout the world. The shipyard’s grand vision brought workers and prosperity to the town. Soon, corduroy roads were transformed. Merchants flourished. Community spirit grew. Dreams were built. And today, a grand new community is born from the same spirit, passion and bold vision that shaped Collingwood over a century ago. Introducing the Shipyards, a visionary new master planned downtown waterfront community on the shores of Georgian Bay. It’s a place to launch your life.