Collingwood Grain Terminals Revitalization Project to Be Renamed

What’s in a Name? Residents can cast their vote on one of the following 4 shortlisted options until Oct 20.

‘The Collingwood Grain Terminals Revitalization Project’ is getting a new name to highlight that this is not just the revitalization of the Grain Terminals but the reimagination and invigoration of the ‘Spit’ as a whole, introducing new and exciting public spaces while enhancing the existing amenities. This rebranding also highlights the partnership between the Town and Streetcar & Dream while respecting community values.  

One of Council and Staff’s paramount goals is to foster active community engagement throughout every phase of this extensive journey.

“We recognize that the Collingwood Grain Terminals and Spit are integral parts of the community’s identity. The team is dedicated to involving residents, businesses, and stakeholders in the decision-making process. It is important that all voices be heard and considered in shaping the future of this cherished area, ensuring that it continues to be a source of pride and connection for all.”

Amanda Pegg, Executive Director, Customer & Corporate Services
Residents can cast their vote on one of the following 4 shortlisted options:
  • The Portlands – ‘The Portlands’ connects past to present and fostering a sense of pride among residents and visitors alike. With stunning waterfront views, a serene atmosphere, and endless recreational opportunities, the area along Heritage Drive is a natural gathering place. Naming it ‘The Portlands’ highlights its potential as a vibrant community space where people can relax, gather, and bask in the breathtaking scenery of Georgian Bay, without specifically highlighting only one element found here. ‘The Portlands’ name encapsulates the idea that this is a place where both history and the future come together to offer a unique and enriching experience for everyone.
  •  Terminals Point – ‘Terminals Point’ seamlessly aligns with the well-established nomenclature of Lighthouse Point and Sunset Point Beach along Collingwood’s shoreline. This name fuses historical importance, the iconic Terminals building, and the stunning scenery of Georgian Bay. It encapsulates the essence of Collingwood, offering a window into its history while embracing a promising future. By designating this area as a Point, where land and water converge, it becomes a community and cultural focal point, and a destination that beckons all to explore and enjoy the unique blend of heritage, innovation, and natural beauty that Collingwood proudly offers.
  • The Harbourlands – Since 2000, ‘Harbourlands’ has become a cherished term in Collingwood. Harbourlands Park, situated along Heritage Drive, was conceived as a haven for leisure, offering breathtaking views of Georgian Bay and Collingwood’s iconic skyline. Expanding ‘The Harbourlands’ to encompass the entirety of Heritage Drive is a way to honour the name’s established legacy over the past 23 years, signifying our commitment to celebrate its rich history while eagerly anticipating an exciting future.
  •  The Spit – For decades, this area of Collingwood has been affectionately referred to by Collingwood residents as ‘The Spit’. A spit is a narrow coastal land formation that is tied to a coast at one end. As Heritage Drive moves into a new era of development and innovation, we have the opportunity to design ‘The Spit’ in a way that beautifully represents the heritage, legacy, and future of Collingwood and its vibrant community. ‘The Spit’ will serve as a symbol of the town’s rich history and the enduring spirit that pushes us into an exciting future.

A spit is a narrow coastal land formation that is tied to a coast at one end

Voting is open until October 20, 2023. To learn more about the project, subscribe to receive updates and vote on your preferred name, visit:

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