Business View Civil and Municipal | March 2021

186 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL MARCH 2021 round residents who are vastly employed in the tourism industry to buy homes or find affordable housing. The municipality has a growing need for subsidized housing and most of their funding for social programs comes from the regional government through provincial grants. Recently, they have built a new affordable housing option with 134 units and a youth shelter with seven beds that will soon be 10. There is also an increasing need for diverse housing like apartments, townhomes, small homes, and semidetached homes. In that regard, the town is in discussion with the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation and is hoping for some positive results. As far as economic development, more than 15 companies have migrated to town to set up in the South Georgian Bay area technology hub, known as ‘Tech Hub North’, and many companies have spawned because of the pandemic, including one that has developed a PROUD TO DELIVER SAFE AND RELIABLE ELECTRICITY TO THE COMMUNITY OF COLLINGWOOD