Let’s Go Downtown!

Posted by Downtown Collingwood / RTO7 Photo | Feb 19, 2013
A traditional "downtown experience" awaits you in BruceGreySimcoe.
Our downtown cores hearken back to simpler times when the main street was the social and business hub of the community. That tradition is still going strong today on the main streets of our towns, villages and hamlets. Lined with historic "Old Ontario" buildings, time slows down just a bit and you’ll be treated to a warm welcome.  Park the car and walk to boutiques, restaurants, bakeries, pubs, theatres, art galleries, museums and opera houses.
Downtown Collingwood is a bustling yet relaxed downtown where top-notch shopping and dining blend smoothly with culture in art galleries and studios, the Historic Gayety Theatre and the Collingwood Museum. All within a six-block stretch of 18th-century brick façades, cobbled sidewalks, hanging flowers and old-fashioned gaslight-style street lamps.  The library and architecturally-elegant town hall reside here, too, anchors of the community.
Orillia's downtown is equally quaint and welcoming. The charming heritage city core is home to more than 150 thriving shops, restaurants and services, boasting live performances at the historic Opera House.  Wander through the Mariposa Market, five historic shops housed in a century building reflecting times past and open seven days a week.
Take a leisurely stroll, people watch from a well-placed bench, attend a downtown festival with buskers and other live entertainment.  Chat with the shop owners as they provide down-home, personalized service. Enjoy a gourmet meal, hot cup of coffee or a beer. Find that perfect item, browse through a museum or art gallery, or take in a play. The heart of small town Ontario can be found here … downtown!