Trent Severn Waterway Community Update
Port Severn Area Dams and Bridges project
Trent Severn Waterway National Historic Site
Upcoming Dam and Bridge Work.
July 31, 2017 – In early 2018, Parks Canada will begin bridge and dam repair work at Port Severn Lock 45 located on the Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site.
Work will begin with the rehabilitation of Dam C, as well as the demolition and reconstruction of the Bayview Dam E Bridge. For these assets, the work is scheduled to begin in early January 2018 and be completed in summer 2018.
For Bayview Dam E Bridge, contractors will demolish the old components of the bridge, remove the current structure, pour the concrete abutments and install a precast concrete deck. The total road closure for this portion of the work is expected to last approximately 10 weeks – from mid-March 2018 to the end of May 2018.
The full project currently includes the rehabilitation of the Main Dam, Bayview Dam E, Little Chute Dam G, and Blind Dams A, C, and D, as well as the replacement of the Port Severn Fixed Bridge and Bayview Dam E Bridge. With a significant investment planned, the project will complete over a 2 year period.
The Midland Cultural Centre
The Midland Cultural Centre has many great shows and events throughout the year.
If you are interested in seeing what is up and coming visit:
Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum
Open May through to October, the Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum, an officially designated historic site, invites you to awaken your senses and experience voices from the past. Discover history you can touch, smell, taste and hear and explore this area’s story of rural and village life from 1830 through to 1950.
Discover the Woodrow Homestead, originally built in the early 1840’s on what was once an old stage coach route, now called Woodrow Road. Browse through the Museum’s collection of artifacts from the Coldwater, Ontario area, dating from 1830 to 1950.
Located in a 6.5 acre park-like setting along the Coldwater River, the museum grounds are the perfect place to bring a picnic, linger in the heritage gardens and explore the river trail. Be sure to visit The Maime Gray Tea Room and Gift Shop during your visit and enjoy a Devon Tea.
Trent-Severn 150th Birthday
Trent-Severn Waterway lockage fees waived for all of 2017 to mark Canada's 150th birthday.
Get your pass here!
King's Wharf Theatre
Nestled within Discovery Harbour on Georgian Bay, the King's Wharf Theatre is a pleasantly rustic, 385-seat venue that offers all the comforts of a modern facility. Flanked by the historic buildings of a 19th-century British naval and military base, the theatre is located at the end of a beautiful boardwalk that looks on to the homeport of replica ships H.M.S. Bee and H.M.S. Tecumseth.A visit to the King's Wharf Theatre takes only 45 minutes from Barrie and Orillia, or just over an hour from Collingwood. While in the area, explore the communities of Penetanguishene and Midland, which offer unique shops and dining establishments. You'll also want to discover such treasures as Ontario's first European Community at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons.
Coldwater Fall Fair
September 22, 23, 24, 2017. Theme is Poultry
Dates for 2018 Fair will be September 28, 29, 30th
Theme will be "FARMING LIFE - PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE"
Coldwater Mill Farmer's Market
Saturdays beginning May 27
Thanksgiving weekend 9 am – 2 pm
Local seasonal produce, baking, preserves, crafts, unique handcrafted pieces, music and buskers! We are always looking for buskers, so apply through our website.