Collingwood, ON – As the Southern Georgian Bay area continues to attract a growing population of people interested in year-round active living, Cranberry Mews – a vibrant new retail centre in Collingwood – is gaining their attention with a complementary cluster of businesses that offer healthy lifestyle choices.
"It's amazing what we have at our fingertips here," says Nicole D'Abramo, a young urban professional who recently relocated from Toronto to the Collingwood area with her husband. "We wouldn't have made the move if it wasn't for the lifestyle, people and attitude here, and a lot of that has to do with being active."
D'Abramo calls Cranberry Mews her "best find" since moving to the area. Not only does she get her noon-hour workout at Active Life Conditioning, a coach-based training centre for people of all ages and fitness levels, but she's also a regular patron at One Tooth Active Wear and Pure Organic Food & Juice Bar. What makes the conveniently located centre such a natural stop in her everyday routine, she says, is the way the local business operators are working together.
For example, the owners of Active Life and Pure jointly developed the 'Active Life Recovery Shake,' a specially formulated smoothie designed to replenish essential nutrients following a rigorous workout that D'Abramo calls "phenomenally good." She also receives special discount offers at One Tooth Active Wear when she renews her Active Life workout sessions.
"When you move from a larger city to a smaller town you have this fear that you're going to lack some of the services you're used to, but so far that hasn't been the case," says D'Abramo. "At Cranberry Mews we have access to wonderful conditioning classes, really great active wear and nutritious food; it's a great support that gives us the impetus to get out and find other things to do in our community."
Other businesses currently offering healthy and active lifestyle services at Cranberry Mews include: The Best You, Collingwood Sport Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre, Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Koo and Cosmetic, Dentist Dr. Clarence Leung and the Best You – a medical spa and cosmetic surgery centre. This unique 'lifestyle cluster' is an ideal complement to the growing four-season recreational community of Collingwood which also provides a large network of walking, hiking, snowshoe, ski and bike trails, numerous water sport activities and several well-known ski resorts, all set against the backdrop of the breath-taking Niagara escarpment.
With the Collingwood area expected to experience unprecedented growth over the next 40 years, the demand for service outlets like Cranberry Mews will also increase, says Andres Paara of Lush Realty, the realtor handling leases for the Cranberry Mews retail centre.
"Collingwood is a vibrant, growing four-season community that offers many advantages to newcomers, including a more active lifestyle," says Paara, noting that only four retail spots remain available for lease in the popular retail centre. "Cranberry Mews is supporting that growth by offering many of the services they expect to see."
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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 15 businesses ranging from health and lifestyle to food and beverage to home décor and clothing services, with only four remaining units available for lease. Businesses interested in leasing space in Cranberry Mews should contact Andres Paara at Lush Realty in Collingwood at 705-444-7653.