Welcome to the website for any and all information relating to the City of Barrie’s Historic Neighbourhoods Strategy. Please click on the button to the right to access and download the final Strategy or come and visit us here at City Hall to view a paper copy of the Strategy.

The Strategy was unanimously approved by Council on Monday June 21, 2010. Council thanked the Community Committee and requested members continue to meet and provide regular reports to council on progress in implementing the strategy. This website will continue to provide you the most up-to-date information as the strategy is implemented.

Thank you to everyone who gave their time and offered their thoughts at neighbourhood meetings and workshops and for those who took the time to fill in our neighbourhood surveys. All documents, including the Workshop Notes and the Survey Results are now available.

We have now also completed an update to Council and invite you to take a look at the presentation. We are now moving toward drafting the Strategy and we expect to have a Draft to release for comments and feedback this Spring.

The Background Report from the first phase remains available. Check it out for information about the Historic Neighbourhoods and your Neighbourhood Profile.

Keep up-to-date! Contact Us and we will send you email updates and a link to our Newsletter.

Together we can carry on the work, pride and achievement that went towards creating a workable strategy for our historic neighbourhoods, those in the heart of the City.

Thank you for visiting us and we look forward to your involvement.

Rose Romita, Councillor Ward 2
Let your voice be heard - please fill out our online NEIGHBOURHOOD SURVEY here!

The Community Process

The Historic Neighbourhoods Strategy was a community-driven process. A Community Committee was created with representatives from each participating neighbourhood to guide the project. Committee Members ensured residents from all neighbourhoods were included in every meeting.

Your Community Committee Members

If you would like to contact a member of the Community Committee, please send them an email at:
HNS Community Committee

The Community Committee members are residents of the Historic Neighbourhoods. In fact, several representatives from each neighbourhood serve on the Community Committee to build the Historic Neighbourhoods Strategy from the ground-up. Staff support for the Committee members is provided through Stacey Forfar, the Committee’s full-time City Project Planner and key contact and Lynn Morrow, the Committee’s Communication and Outreach Consultant. The Committee will be chaired by Ward 2 Councillor, Jeff Lehman.