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Press Releases

 August 2017
August 17, 2017 Beach season ends for City lifeguards
City of Barrie lifeguards are wrapping up another season. As of Monday, August 21, lifeguards will no longer be on-duty at Barrie’s beaches.

August 17, 2017 150 flags line Barrie’s waterfront, downtown
) The City of Barrie has partnered with The Look Company to install approximately 150 large banner flags, around the waterfront and downtown.

August 03, 2017 Civic Holiday in Barrie: Affected Services
A number of services are affected by holiday weekends. The following City of Barrie services will be affected on Monday, August 7, 2017.

August 02, 2017 City looking for drummers, volunteers for annual Rhythmfest event
Rhythmfest returns August 18 and 19 and the City of Barrie is looking for drummers to compete in Just Beat It! The Search for Central Ontario’s Best Drummer happening August 19 in Heritage Park.

August 01, 2017 Updates to the Transportation Industry By-law in effect
The City of Barrie’s Transportation Industry By-law updates came into effect today. These updates reduce taxicab regulations and create two new licensing categories: private transportation (rideshare) and driver for hire.

 July 2017
July 19, 2017 Mapleview Drive East closure from Huronia Road to Country Lane starts July 21
Mapleview Drive East will be closed from Huronia Road to Country Lane starting July 21, for up to one week.

July 11, 2017 City Council appoints Steve Trotter as Councillor for Ward 6
At last night’s special meeting of City Council, Steve Trotter was appointed to the Office of the Councillor for Ward 6.

July 04, 2017 City looking for residents’ experiences with passenger transport companies
The City of Barrie is preparing to update the Transportation Industry By-law on August 1 and is seeking feedback from the community through an online survey.

 June 2017
June 29, 2017 Beach season officially opens June 30
City of Barrie lifeguards will be on duty at Centennial and Johnson’s beaches starting Friday, June 30 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily, weather permitting.

June 29, 2017 Essa Road closure from Gowan Street to Burton Avenue starts July 4
Essa Road will be closed from Gowan Street to just north of Burton Avenue starting on July 4, for approximately ten weeks.

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