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Press Releases

 July 2016
July 28, 2016 Dance to the beat of your own drum at Rhythmfest
Rhythmfest, Barrie’s most interactive event, returns August 12th & 13th. The City of Barrie is looking for drummers to compete in Just Beat It! The Search for Central Ontario’s Best Drummer happening August 13th in Heritage Park.

July 26, 2016 Civic Holiday in Barrie: Affected Services
A number of services are affected by holiday weekends. The following City services will be affected on Monday, August 1, 2016.

July 11, 2016 Registration open for second Artrepreneur session
The City of Barrie, in partnership with Georgian College’s Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre, the York Region Arts Council, ventureLAB and Entrepreneur Artists Resource Network is bringing Artrepreneur back to Barrie for a second session.

 June 2016
June 30, 2016 Shear Park inclusive playground opens in time for summer break
(Barrie, ON) Shear Park has a new inclusive playground opening today—just in time for summer vacation.

June 30, 2016 City proposing pedestrian bridge named in honour of Osmond ‘Ossie’ Rowe
(Barrie, ON) The City would like public feedback on the proposed naming of a pedestrian bridge in Centennial Park, in honour of Osmond (Ossie) Rowe.

June 29, 2016 Celebrate Canada Day in Barrie
(Barrie, ON) Canada celebrates its 149th birthday on Friday, July 1, and the City of Barrie is throwing a party in downtown Barrie.

June 29, 2016 Canada Day in Barrie: Affected Services
(Barrie, ON) – A number of services are affected by holiday weekends. The following City services will be affected this Canada Day weekend:

June 29, 2016 Blue Flag flying at City of Barrie Marina
Barrie, ON – Mayor Lehman and City staff helped to officially raise the Blue Flag at the City of Barrie Marina today.

June 21, 2016 Road closures planned for this weekend
Duckworth Street will be closed to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians in both directions at the Highway 400 bridge from June 24 at 10 p.m. to Monday, June 27 at 5 a.m.

June 17, 2016 New Annual Parking Pass now on sale
The new Annual Parking Pass is now available for purchase through the City.

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