Back in August we also went to Collingwood and decided to stop and see the museum. We had arranged to meet my cousin for a quick visit out on the pier in Collingwood, but as we left town she sent an urgent message 'No! No! It's next week not this week!' Well, we were already in the car so we decided to drive to Collingwood anyway, and make an outing of it, which we did. We did eventually meet her the next week.
The Collingwood Museum is actually the old train station - alas but it was closed that day. Never-the-less we looked around outside and enjoyed ourselves. Some interesting things to see.
The old Northern Railway ran north from Toronto through Stayner, Collingwood and Thornbury to Meaford where it ended right down at the harbour. Most of it is the Georgian Trail today. I've always thought that Meaford, even the Meaford Museum, totally neglects the railway as part of its history, so I was glad to see the emphasis on the railway here.