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Press Releases

 September 2016
September 28, 2016 Buskers headline Culture Days this weekend
Barrie Culture Days will take place this weekend, with a full line-up of entertainment for the whole family.

September 21, 2016 Lakeshore Drive Closed Sept. 26 to 30
Work ramps up on Centennial Park improvements

September 19, 2016 Three EA studies to be discussed at upcoming meeting
PICs important step in planning for the City’s annexed lands

September 14, 2016 Nominations now open for Barrie Arts Awards
The City of Barrie is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Barrie Arts Awards. Nomination forms can be found at or at the Department of Culture office (56 Mulcaster Street).

September 07, 2016 Rogers Hometown Hockey coming to Barrie
Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour is returning for its 3rd season, making a stop in Barrie on Dec. 3 and 4.

September 06, 2016 County’s Best Municipal Truck Drivers Demonstrate Their Skills in Barrie
On Wednesday, September 7, professional, safe driving skills will be on display at the annual Simcoe County Safety & Truck Roadeo.

September 01, 2016 Labour Day in Barrie: Affected Services
A number of services are affected by holiday weekends. The following City services will be affected on Monday, September 5, 2016.

 August 2016
August 16, 2016 Beach season ends for City lifeguards
City of Barrie lifeguards are wrapping up another season. As of Monday, August 22, lifeguards will no longer be on-duty at Barrie’s beaches. The buoy lines will remain in the water until after Labour Day (Monday, September 5).

August 04, 2016 Watch CBC’s broadcast of the Tragically Hip: A National Celebration in Heritage Park
The City of Barrie and the Barrie Film Festival are proud to host a free screening of ‘The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration’ on August 20 in Heritage Park.

 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.

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