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Food & Drink in Collingwood & The Blue Mountains


Thanks to its wide, tree-lined streets and many delightful restaurants and bistros, Collingwood has a distinctly European flare. It’s an effect that’s only heightened by its flourishing café culture, with countless fine establishments offering everything from tasty desserts to sumptuous breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Visitors to The Blue Mountains are equally spoiled for choice. From the many fine gourmet food shops, bakeries and restaurants lining the main street of historic Thornbury to the pubs and patios in the bustling Blue Mountain Village, food fans are spoiled for choice in the southern Georgian Bay region of Ontario.

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The interior of Heavenly Cafe showing counter with cakes and pastries

Heavenly Café’s Heavenly Treats

By Kim Kerr-Dearsley   Collingwood’s Heavenly Cafe has something for every sweet tooth … including quite possibly the planet’s most delicious Cinnamon Roll The name, plastered in large fancy type on a sign hanging on the wall behind its serving counter, pretty much says it all: Heavenly Cafe. A long-time favourite of seasonal visitors and locals alike, the home

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The whisky bar at The Dam Pub in Thornbury
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The Dam Pub – Canada’s Top Scottish Pub

By Kim Kerr-Dearsley   Contributor Kim Kerr-Dearsley pays a visit to The Dam Pub, Canada’s best Scottish pub and home to over 1,000 whiskies from around the world. Thornbury is one of my favourite places to visit in Ontario. Known as a summer paradise for people who love sailing, boating and watersports, in winter it’s

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Collingwood Cooking Academy scones and cream and strawberries on display

Learn to Cook Like a Pro at the Collingwood Cooking Academy

By Kim Kerr-Dearsley Led by Chef Philip Tarlo, the Collingwood Cooking Academy offers a variety of fun hands-on cooking classes for aspiring chefs looking to improve their skills and enlarge their gastronomic repertoire. Located close to Collingwood’s downtown core, the school offers a first-class culinary educational experience in state-of-the-art facilities. Chef Philip is no stranger

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Tremont House – Heritage Building Now Cultural Hub & Café

By Kim Kerr-Dearsley   There’s an old proverb that says, ‘What goes around, comes around’. Although most often used to refer to a person’s actions – good or bad – the saying was also once used to suggest that something’s status will eventually return to its original value after completing some sort of cycle. It’s

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