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New Places to Eat! (Posted On: Tuesday, December 14, 2010)

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There are at least four new places to eat this winter season just in Collingwood alone!   For a fast, wholesome and home made lunch where you can eat a very satisfying lunch for under $10 including a beverage and side salad check out The Lunch Box tucked away between 3rd and 4th at 209 Hurontario Street. 

Cabin Bistro has just opened in the new Cranberry Mews Plaza at

10 Keith Street (off Highway 26). Justin & Kathleen Miller have moved up here from Toronto to open their new venture. Justin was the former Sous Chef at the Toronto Hilton and the Chef du Cuisine at Tundra Restaurant, and his partner Kathleen was the Front House Manager at 360 Degrees at the top of the CN Tower.  You can click to check out their menu.
The Tremont Café is open and it looks beautiful.  Owners Whispy and Christophe have worked hard to get this beautiful café in the Historic Tremont Building at the corner of Simcoe and St. Paul open and rumour has it the food is spectacular!

Heavenly Sweets Café is scheduled to open this week at 45 Pine Street.  Owner Heli Vogrin says ‘there’s always room for dessert’ and is looking forward to the opening of her dessert café.  Heli has been mastering the art of chocolate and decadent cookies since 1998. She opened her flagship store in the quaint village of Thornbury in 2008 and Heavenly Sweets is now available across Canada in the finest gourmet shops.

The Empire Grill and Gastropub in the Balsam Street Plaza is opening later this month and as the name suggests, you’ll be able to get a great steak!

December 1st marked the 5th anniversary for and we’d like to take the opportunity to thank each of our website visitors and advertisers for your continued support.  The team at appreciates it very much.  I would also like to thank my partner Dan Plouffe, and our team Jessie, Tara, Dave, Ray, Jamie and of course Ken, plus our blog authors for their contributions over the years.  With over 1000 community events and over 250,000 photos posted to date we’ve covered a lot of ground and met some great folks along the way!  So, thank you all.

There are lots of special events and activities lined up for the Winter in the region so make sure you check out our calendars for ideas. 

We would like to introduce you to two of our new blogs, Food For Thought with Andy Lee and Slopeside Blue Mountain. 

We would like to welcome our new sponsors:

Buddha Rider is a yoga and cycle studio that is set in a beautiful heritage home in downtown Collingwood. The teachers at the studio bring their own experiences and are all Yoga Alliance certified to make Buddha Rider a unique studio. The studio offers a variety of over 20 classes weekly. Both yoga and spin as well as the signature Buddha Rider class that combines spin and yoga. There is no membership just remember to call ahead and book a spot. Feel free to give the studio a try for 1 week unlimited for just $20.00!

136 St. Paul Street, Collingwood ON L9Y 3P2
T: 705.444.2266

Country Affair Candles started as a cottage craft industry in 1997 producing quality hand poured scented candles. In 2001 a retail outlet, The Candle Factory and Gift shop was added at the Poured Concrete Historic building at 267 Marshall St. East in Meaford, Ontario Buy direct from the factory in addition to a large variety of hand made candles, there is a huge selection of unique home décor and gift ideals. It’s worth the drive. Come visit us at the last building on the right before your drive into the Bay. Just follow your nose.

267 Marshall Street East, Meaford ON N4L 1B6
T: 519-538-4997 or 888-771-9912

Heavenly Sweets Café is the newest place in Collingwood to satisfy your sweet tooth.  If you have a craving for something sweet – sweet you will get.  A large selection of decadent desserts, specialty coffees and teas and gifts.  Heli has been mastering the art of chocolate and decadent cookies since 1998. She opened her flagship store in the quaint village of Thornbury in 2008 and Heavenly Sweets is now available across Canada in the finest gourmet shops.

45 Pine Street, Collingwood ON L9Y 2N7
T: 705.444.2005

Meredith's Ginger Syrup is proud to arrive in Collingwood! This is a wholesome ginger honey blend brewed lovingly over an open flame using only the finest ingredients right here in Meaford, Ontario. It is a fusion of whole ginger root extracts and locally raised honey. Come taste one of the top ten things to eat in the area as rated by On The Bay magazine. It is now available to sip and purchase at the following locations: Cafe Chartreuse, Curries Farm Market and as well as Azzurra's. Check out our website for more info and locations. It's Gingeriffic!

Meaford, Meaford ON
T: 519.378.7531

Mountain Yoga - Power Yoga is for everyone and for ALL LEVELS. The classes are held in a heated environment that helps warm up the muscles to prevent injury. The style of yoga is known as Vinyasa Flow. In this class, you will be constantly moving from one posture to the next with a strong emphasis on breathing and alignment. The heated class experience is meant to stimulate and awaken the muscles and is well suited for beginners, intermediate and advanced participants. In addition, classes are held in a clean, spacious, well lit studio with music to help you move through your practice. The experience will leave you feeling cleansed, invigorated and strong. Come and unlock your physical strength, tone your body, burn some calories and enjoy the challenge of Power Yoga to great music.

126 Hurontario Steet, Collingwood ON L9Y 2L8
T: 705.293.1520

One Tooth Activewear is fashionable, comfortable and adaptable. Wear it to the gym, go for a run or to work ……wherever your lifestyle takes you. One Tooth Collingwood is the first franchise location in Ontario. One Tooth’s product line includes a number of styles of tops, pants, sports bras, shorts, Capri’s, headbands, hoodies as well as outerwear in a great selection of colours and styles. One Tooth Clothing features a superior colorfast dye process is breathable and quick drying and is odour resistant, easy-care, cold water wash, pill resistant engineering and built in compression to help you look your best. Hours of operation Monday-Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm

10 Keith Avenue, Collingwood ON
T: 705-445-5239

Here’s looking to a bright and prosperous 2011! 
Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year!



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