Collingwood. Municipal Office

Site: Colltrans terminal

Service: Public Transit

Record #: CWD0723
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 08 Jun 2023


Description (Service) The Town Of Collingwood is introducing its new On-Demand Transit (ODT) service with a phased approach.The ODT service differs from conventional transit in that there is no fixed route or schedule and buses are dispatched on a request-basis.

Phase One starts June 10, 2023, on all Saturdays and Sundays, with two buses operating to provide the conventional transit routes along with one bus that will be operating to provide the On-Demand service. This will allow users to access a conventional bus at the bus stop and times they are used to and provide an opportunity for users to try the On-Demand system for one trip of their route and ideally, reduce the full trip time.

Phase One will run on the weekends only for three months. During Phase One, the regular transit routes will operate on weekdays. The Town will operate this hybrid method in the interim and evaluate when full implementation is best suitable for the community.

Starting Saturday, August 12, 2023, the Crosstown Route is moving exclusively to an On-Demand Transit (ODT) model for weekends only. This means that rides must be scheduled in advance, using the app, website, or phone number. East and West routes will still run as scheduled but you can also book On-Demand.

Phase Two of the ODT service will run on weekday evenings and weekends. Phase Three will be fully on-demand.

Riders will be able to start reserving trips for the weekend of June 10th starting June 5, 2023 by downloading the Blaise Transit mobile app or calling 705-446-1196. A direct link to book will also be available on the Public Transit page of the Town website.

Customers can book a trip up to seven days in advance, or a minimum of 30 minutes before their departure time if booking for a same-day ride. Once booked, the bus will pick up and drop off at the existing stop locations throughout town.

The ODT will operate 7 am-9 pm during the weekends. Regular transit fares apply, but downloading the app and booking are free.

The first phase of ODT will only apply to existing routes (Colltrans East, West, and Crosstown) and transit stops. The Blue Mountain Link (B-Link) route is not part of the pilot.

For further information, consult the Public Transit page.

Provides a public transportation service to the people of Collingwood. Monthly passes and e-pass card (top up card) are available at the Town Hall or library. Single fare tickets available on the bus for the Coltrans and Collingwood/Blue Mountain link. Separate fares required for Colltrans routes and the Collingwood/Blue Mountain Transit Link

Buses are wheelchair accessible. Accessible to motorized scooters, pull behind shopping carts and strollers. All buses have bike racks which are available at no extra cost.

Colltrans (Within Collingwood)
  • Three routes including: East Route, West Route, and Crosstown Route.
  • Frequency of pick-up is every 30 minutes. Full route information and schedules are available on the website or at Collingwood Town Hall.
Collingwood/Blue Mountains Transit Link: Runs hourly. Schedule available on the website. Stops at Collingwood, Georgian Meadows, Blue Mountain Resort, Craigleith.

There is also a separate transit service between the Collingwood and Wasaga Beach provided by Simcoe County LINX
  • Operates on a 30 minute schedule between the Collingwood bus terminal at Second and Pine and the Real Canadian Superstore, Wasaga Beach
  • Single fare is $2 one way (exact change required) and is non transferable to either Collingwood's or Wasaga Beach's Transit System
  • Monthly passes are available (on bus with cash) and can be reloaded online
  • Bus is fully accessible
  • For details on routes and schedules click here

Service Details

Hours Mon-Sun, see websites for schedules.

Collingwood Transit will be operating its Sunday schedule on all seven days of the week until further notice. The Blue Mountains Link will follow its normal schedule.
Areas Served Blue Mountains ; Collingwood ; Wasaga Beach
Eligibility No restrictions
Application For Colltrans and Collingwood / Wasaga Beach link: Purchase tickets on bus. Monthly passes and re-loadable e-pass cards can be purchased at Municipal Office or Collingwood Public Library.

For Collingwood / Wasaga Beach Link: Purchase ticket on bus. Re-loadable LINX Card can be purchased on any LINX bus

Also available for purchase at:
  • County of Simcoe - Administration Centre - 1110 Highway 26, Midhurst
  • Penetanguishene Public Library - 24 Simcoe St.
  • Town of Penetanguishene - 10 Robert St. W.
  • Springwater Public Library - Elmvale Branch - 50 Queen Street West, Elmvale
  • Springwater Public Library - Midhurst Branch - 12 Finlay Mill Road, Midhurst
Languages English
Fees Service ; Colltrans Town Bus Fares Cash:
  • Adults - $2
  • Seniors/Students $1.50
  • Children 5 and under free

Monthly Passes - available at the front desk Town Hall, 97 Hurontario St or Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste Marie St:
  • Adult Monthly Passes - $40
  • Senior/Student Monthly Passes - $30
    Collingwood / Blue Mountain Link: $40 per month / $2 per ride

    Collingwood / Wasaga Beach -$2 per ride
  • Address and Location

    Located In Community Collingwood
    Address & Map
    Collingwood, ON
    Physical Access Fully Accessible

    Contact Information

    Office Phone 705-445-1030, Customer service ; Information: 705-446-1196, For Colltrans scheduling and route information ; Information: 1-800-263-3199, Collingwood-Wasaga Beach route (Simcoe County LINX)

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