Welcome to Thornbury/Clarksburg
Welcome to Thornbury/Clarksburg, two small-town communities with big hearts. Located along the shores of Georgian Bay and just minutes from the mountain, these communities are a perfect place to live for people who love getting outside.
People love summer in Thornbury/Clarksburg. Many local restaurants have patios set up for you to enjoy the lovely weather and the views of the wonderful scenery. The Thornbury Harbour is also a favourite summer hangout spot & there are tons of local events in the winter.
Thornbury/Clarksburg is also an amazing culinary destination. Some of our favourite restaurants include the Bruce Wine Bar and the Corner Cafe & Grill. Thornbury is also home to the Thornbury Village Cidery & Brewery.
June Blue Mountains Real Estate Market Report
The Real Estate market in the Municipality of the Town of the Blue Mountains has settled down for the moment. Compared to May, listings were up by 7%, while the number of sales was down about 10%. Year over year, listings are off by nearly a third, and sales by 10%. Listings were slightly higher than sales in June, 55/45, a slight change in favour of listings this month over May. The average sale price for the Town of The Blue Mountains, while still nearly 1.1 million dollars, was stable in June, increasing by a very modest 1.5% over May. Once again, roughly half of the sales were in the one million-plus range. The number of listings in the Town of the Blue Mountains rose from 79 in the first quarter of 2021 to 128, a 62% gain, in Q2. Sales declined 8% in the same period, dropping from 144 in Q1 to 133 in Q2. The average sale price remained steady, at just over one million dollars for the first 2 quarters of 2021.
Acorn Montessori Pre School – Thornbury
Beaver Valley Community School – Thornbury
Georgian Bay Secondary School – Meaford
L E Shore Memorial Library – Thornbury
Sheffield Park Black History Museum – Clarksburg
The Craigleith Heritage Depot – Craigleith
General & Marine Hospital – Collingwood
Collingwood After Hours Medical Clinic – Collingwood
Explore each section below to see some of our favourite local spots. You can choose from Arts & Culture, Local Businesses that we love, Outdoor Recreational Activities and Natural Treasures!
History of Thornbury/ Clarksburg
Thornbury, most likely named after the town of Thornbury in England, was first inhabited by Solomon Olmstead in 1848. After being surveyed in 1833, the 900 acres of town plots lay vacant for years until water-power was harnessed by Solomon Olmstead. Mr. Olmstead was the first miller of Thornbury and operated the largest mill located on the Beaver River. Other prominent residents in Thornbury’s early history include: the Pedwell family; lumber barons who were well-known for building homes of grand stature, Thomas McKenny; the town’s first druggist and chemist, Dr. George Hurlburt; brother in law to Mr. McKenny and the towns first Doctor, and Mr. Snetsinger; another lumber baron and later mayor.