Re-elect Ian Chadwick

Councillor, Town of Collingwood

Sustainable development:
new paths for growth

I will continue to advocate smart ways to grow so we don’t lose our natural resources and green space, and we protect our small-town character from sprawl by creating strong development policies and guidelines.

I will continue to argue that all new growth must have suitable parks, trails and adequate landscaping throughout, and we do not simply continue the practice of accepting cash-in-lieu of parkland when greenspace and trails are more appropriate.

I will continue to advocate sustainable, controlled and focused growth and not allow Collingwood to become another suburban sprawl community. We need commercial growth, but not the sort that has blighted other communities.

I will continue to advocate for development that creates communities and neighbourhoods within our town, not just isolated suburbs.

I will continue to fight for full accessibility in all municipal and private development.

I will continue to lobby for stronger local planning authority and local architectural controls from the province.

I will continue to advocate development that reduces dependence on vehicles and encourages a healthy lifestyle.

I will continue to press for public trails through new developments, or at least access to municipal trails from within all new developments.

I do not believe there needs to be an adversarial relationship between council and developers. I believe we can work together towards common goals, and that it is in the vested interests of the development community to help us achieve a good, welcoming and sustainable community.

This November, make a statement about our community's future. Re-elect a councillor who is a positive presence at the table. I am committed to, and care deeply about, this community and its future. I have the experience and the knowledge to continue as an effective, dedicated member of Collingwood Council.

Re-elect a councillor who faces the challenges of a rapidly changing world with confidence and understanding; a councillor who provides fair treatment to every resident and business. I will always keep the public both informed and a part of the process. I will continue to help Collingwood plan, grow and develop intelligently. I hope I can count on your support.

Contact us

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, issues or comments, to make a campaign contribution or to request a lawn sign. Call 444-2023 days (444-1492 evenings) or email me at