Cranberry Mews Retail Centre Welcomes Newest Cluster
of Businesses Geared Towards the Home

Cranberry Mews News

April 9, 2012

COLLINGWOOD, ON – Whether it's professional families looking for a recreational home, empty nesters looking to downsize or seniors aiming to stay active in retirement, Collingwood, Ontario, continues to attract the attention of homebuyers. And at Cranberry Mews – a unique and easily accessible lifestyle centre located in the middle of Cranberry Village – they'll not only get a taste of their new community, they may even find a house.

Just as the original cluster of businesses at Cranberry Mews focused on health and wellness, five of the newest tenants to join the retail centre are focused on the home. They include: Sunvale Homes, a builder with 25 years' experience in new home excellence; Stone Custom Homes, a residential design-build company; Peak 2 Creek Colour & Design, a Para Paints distributor and home décor centre; Designs by Consign, a consignment shop featuring gently used, high-end furnishings; and, Dapple Gray, an equestrian-themed store featuring home furnishings and accessories for the horsey set.

"At Cranberry Mews, we're providing a one-stop lifestyle centre that now includes the home front as well," says Andres Paara, a broker with Lush Realty Inc., which is handling lease agreements for Cranberry Mews. "You can check out the newest Collingwood development by Sunvale called Lockhart Meadows, meet with Gord Stone to discuss custom home design at Windrose Estates, or incorporate new ideas from Peak 2 Creek, Designs by Consign or Dapple Gray into your existing home."

Cranberry Mews is also an excellent opportunity for business owners. "First and foremost, the mall is incredibly customer friendly," says Peak 2 Creek partner Jason Neville, pointing to the ample free parking available, compared to costly, hard-to-find parking in Collingwood's downtown core. "There's also a design focus anchored by two homebuilders. We're giving people a single destination when it comes to home design," he says.

"We all work together to drive traffic into the mall," adds Kristy Lake, owner of Dapple Gray and a frequent patron at several of the Cranberry Mews eateries. "There's a good cross-section of businesses here and we all cater to the active lifestyle crowd Collingwood is known for."

Nearing 90 per cent occupancy, Cranberry Mews is easily accessible from Highway 26, a main road used by an estimated 18,000 commuters each day and one of the main arteries to Collingwood, Ontario's premiere ski town. It is also within convenient walking distance for the occupants of more than 3,000 nearby resort and retirement homes.

"Almost all of our tenants complement one another in one way or another," notes Paara. "We couldn't ask for better synergy; everyone benefits, including customers and businesses alike."

Cranberry Mews ( is operated by Foremost Financial Corporation, a Toronto-based real estate lender and financier with over 20 years of operating experience. The unique lifestyle centre is currently home to 17 businesses ranging from health and lifestyle to food and beverage to home décor and clothing services to home building and design, with only three remaining units available for lease. Businesses interested in leasing space in Cranberry Mews should contact Lush Realty Inc. in Collingwood at 705-444-7653 or