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Tremont House, The Doors Open Simcoe County

Tremont House, The

The Tremont was built in 1889 by John McCormick as a 24-room hotel. It is one the last remaining 19th-century hotel buildings in the Collingwood Heritage District. The proximity of the hotel to the railway station and port made it a popular destination for travellers. Now a home to the arts, The Tremont still carries its original name and is an important historical link to Collingwood’s railway and shipbuilding era. The historical building was saved from destruction after a long battle by the Collingwood Branch of the Architectural Conservatory of Ontario, and The Tremont was later purchased by an avid heritage preservationist and a ceramic artist, who began to breathe new artistic life into the building. The former hotel’s halls are once again filled with people proclaiming the newly reopened Tremont as a jewel in Collingwood’s historical downtown. The Tremont restoration project received several awards – locally, provincially and nationally – and spurred further revitalization on Simcoe Street. As part of Digital Doors Open, take a virtual tour of the building by watching the video below.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Contact info

80 Simcoe Street
Collingwood, Ontario
Telephone: 705-293-0660


Year built: 1889
Architect: Unknown
Architectural style: Victorian
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Friday May 1 – Wednesday March 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Simcoe County

Tremont House, The 80 Simcoe Street