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Meet Your Neighbour: Prime Seven Nine

Nestled in the heart of Collingwood’s downtown, at the corner of Hurontario Street and Simcoe Street, you will find Prime-Seven-Nine proudly standing ready to welcome you to this must-visit culinary gem.

The structure itself was erected around 1875 and emerged as the Grand Central Hotel.  The building was partially destroyed by fire in April 1918 and re-opened as the Merchants Bank of Canada which opened its doors in 1920.  After that, the building was home to the Bank of Montreal until 2015. The original bank vault is still in the building and is now being used as a unique dining space, seating up to 14 patrons comfortably.

As you step into Prime-Seven-Nine, you are greeted by not only a warm and inviting atmosphere, but also the charming presence of Kerry Sheldrick and his team.  The restaurant was constructed by Peggy and Bill Vomvolakis who have over 35 years of experience in the restaurant business. “When we were planning the opening of the restaurant, we really wanted to make sure that people felt good about their dining experience and very comfortable within these walls, as if we were welcoming our customers into our own home” says Peggy.  “We’re very blessed to have an exceptional team.  You can’t do things without great people and creating great partnerships and we’re extremely pleased to have recently partnered with Sylvain Beaulieu who started with us as General Manager, after spending seven years with us at Tholos Restaurant in the Village at Blue Mountain.” she continues.

At Prime-Seven-Nine the attentive and knowledgeable staff, combined with the talented culinary team add an extra layer of excellence to your dining experience.  The menu offers a diverse range of delicious dishes that cater to various palates from the delicious sharables and salads on the appetizer menu, to tempting steaks, seafood, pastas as well as daily features to enjoy on the main menu.

Keeping in tune with providing a comfortable atmosphere to enjoy, the music sets a comfortable tone with a curated playlist to enjoy without being too loud to have a conversation.  The bar area is sleek and polished, and a perfect setting for a romantic dinner date or a lively gathering with friends.

Fun fact: The name Prime-Seven-Nine comes from ‘prime’ location + ‘79’ Hurontario Street (the address).

Beyond its culinary prowess, Prime-Seven-Nine is actively engaged with the local community through hosting charitable events and collaborating with other local business in Collingwood Downtown including Collingwood Flowers & Home Décor, Dags & Willow and neighbours Gibson & Co.

The next time you’re looking for a refreshing cocktail, or a fabulous meal to enjoy, visit Prime-Seven-Nine at 79 Hurontario Street in Collingwood Downtown.  Visit their website to view their menus and follow them on Facebook or Instagram at for updates and special features, specials and events.

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