Tremont House – Heritage Building Now Cultural Hub and Café

By Kim Kerr-Dearsley

Since reopening way back in September of 2010, the historic Tremont House on Simcoe Street in Collingwood has attracted a variety of interesting (and successful) businesses as tenants. Walk through the beautifully restored main entrance with its heavy wooden door and you’re presented with an option to enter the delightful The Tremont Café on one side – one of the top restaurants in Collingwood – or artists’ studios and a bookshop on the other.


Tremont House view of cafe patio
Tremont House is home to the popular The Tremont Cafe restaurant


The exquisitely designed and furnished Tremont Café – home to one of the best patios in Ontario – features a full lunch and dinner menu. A brunch menu has also been added, and a fine selection of baked goods and espresso coffees – along with alcoholic beverages – are always available.

Tremont House Bookstore & Studios

Also on the main floor, the Elihu Book Room (a bookstore) offers a broad selection of hard-to-find magazines, art and architecture books… and, of course, classics from the world’s most recognized authors.

Upstairs, a series of studio spaces have been created for area artists to practice and demonstrate their craft.

For more details, visit The Tremont Café website at



Contributor Kim Kerr-Dearsley is a frequent visitor to Collingwood and The Blue Mountains.