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Anex Collingwood – A Potential New Development

Posted by Sherry Rioux on September 2, 2015

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If you’ve driven up Sixth Street lately in Collingwood, you can’t help but have noticed new signage wrapping the former Victoria School property at the corner of Maple and Sixth. It’s advertising a new development of 18 freehold townhomes and semi’s starting in the low 500’s.

In a quest to learn more, I went to the website they have advertised on the sign but it led nowhere so I Googled and found this website. Other than a fantastic, animated aerial and a very brief description of the site, there is no information about the plan, the developer, builder, timelines or anything else.

I’ve asked my contacts and nobody seems to know specific details about the project. I also checked out the Town website to review development applications and didn’t find any reference to this project. What I did gather is that the buyer is someone from the GTA and, I’ve heard he has received an extension on the existing draft plan that was approved for that site quite some time ago by the Town. My understanding is that the old school, which is sadly not a designated heritage building, is to be maintained.

This is a wonderful property with a special heritage building and I hope the new owners will do it justice. I can’t comment on pricing as we have no idea what is planned. At prices over half a million for a semi or town, they better be large and spectacular! While it is nice to see that something may finally develop on that site, I suspect they are jumping the gun by advertising something that is not flushed out yet – we all know how that has turned out for other developers in town who don’t grasp that this is not the GTA. We’ll see.

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