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Look Up Collingwood!

Posted by Sherry Rioux on August 11, 2016

Look up

A community really comes to life through it’s history and architecture is an important part of this. As you walk around Collingwood, you see such interesting heritage buildings and homes with unique architectural styles from the Gothic Revival style of the Anglican Church manse downtown to the coveted Regency style bungalows and Queen Anne 18th century homes.  Have you noticed some homes feature a flower pot on the upper gables?

Highly vernacular, few structures are pure examples of a particular style; rather they are local interpretations of those styles depending on local resources, materials and craftspeople.

A new brochure has just been released that features a Look Up Tour of the town. It starts at the Collingwood Town Hall at 97 Hurontario Street or at the Museum at 45 St. Paul Street where you can grab a brochure. The self-guided walk is about 60 minutes without stops.  You’ll learn more about the main architects who designed these unique structures and trust me, you’ll feel more connected than ever to Collingwood’s fascinating past.

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