Re-elect Ian Chadwick

Councillor, Town of Collingwood

Accomplishments 2003-2006
and my continuing goals

checkmarkI fought successfully for an expanded Library and a new building within the downtown. I believe our community’s cultural growth depends heavily on the library, and the new site will help preserve our downtown — both are important to our current wellbeing, and our future, and I will continue to defend them.

checkmarkI have fought to retain our parks and green spaces, and not sell them for development. I was one of the very few voices at the table fighting to retain the Cranberry Woods property as community greenspace for everyone's benefit. Unfortunately, I lost that battle (for the present), but I will continue to fight for community greenspace and parklands.

checkmarkI fought to preserve the Silver Creek Wetlands from development so we could save the last major wetlands on Georgian Bay for our community's future.

checkmarkI fought successfully for the town to donate land to the Humane Society for its new shelter. I believe strongly in supporting the Humane Society and I will continue to fight for the town to provide operational funding to help the shelter care for its animals.

checkmarkI supported upgrades to the busy Highway 26/First Street corridor to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion, as well as make it more pedestrian-friendly and attractive.

checkmarkI am a strong advocate for our trails system; I encourage the town to ensure trails are part of every new development and to maintain and expand our existing trails.

checkmarkI fought for an affordable housing development to provide rental units for our town’s retail and hospitality service workers. Although that was defeated, I will continue to fight for similar projects in the future.

checkmarkI supported controlled commercial development. We cannot escape our need for more jobs and commercial opportunities, but we must protect our downtown, too.

checkmarkI fought to try and save the Culham house from demolition and find a suitable site where it could be moved and retained for community use.

checkmarkI successfully got the town's previously restrictive sign bylaw made into a much more business-friendly regulation, but one that still helps control visual clutter.

checkmarkI organized our new Sister City relationship with Zihuatanejo, Mexico, and am a member of the Sister City committee, organizing student exchanges and visits to and from our new Sister City.

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