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Allandale Heritage Measures

In fall 2015 a series of consultation meetings were held in Allandale to present a proposed Official Plan Amendment for the Historic Neighbourhood Areas with specific zoning changes proposed in 3 established residential areas within the Allandale Historic Neighbourhood Area. Also, proposed Heritage Urban Design Guidelines were outlined for some low density residential zones within Allandale, which would be subject to a truncated site plan review process to confirm compliance with these guidelines.     

A presentation was submitted to the Infrastructure, Investment & Development Services Committee on November 12, 2015.  Following this,  a staff report was considered by General Committee and approved by Council on December 14th 2015. A March 2016 public meeting considered the proposed Official Plan amendment and specific zoning changes proposed in Allandale. Related documents: Allandale Scoped Site Plan Control Area; Allandale Heritage Urban Design Guidelines 

Waterfront Historic Locations

Tour the delightful waterfront and discover part of Barrie's History! View the Historic Waterfront Locations app. There are six interpretive plaques for viewing, all sponsored by the Barrie Historical Association in cooperation with the City. 

Allandale Train Station

In 1853, the Ontario, Simcoe and Huron Union Railway line opened between Toronto and Allandale.  In 1905, the Grand Trunk Railway built a flagship station in a shape that imitated the curve of the shoreline.

Ice Harvesting

Commmercial ice harvesting on the bay began in the 1870s.  In 1889, five large American ice companies united and formed The Ice Union to supply major American cities with Lake Simcoe ice.

Barrie Carriage Company

The Barrie Carriage Company was incorporated in 1903 and opened a factory at the northeast corner of Ellen & John Streets.  In 1916, Vice-President Simon Dyment agreed to assemble the lightweight Bell automobile that came to be known as the Barrie Bell.

Barrie Tanning Company

In 1850, Andrew Graham opened a tannery at the waterfront in the east end of Barrie.  In 1901, Barrie Tanning Company built a modern plant on the east side of Bradford Street at the end of High Street.

Memorial Square

Memorial Square is located at the southeastern end of the Nine Mile Portage and was the site of the Barrie Railroad Station and the Post Office. In 1922, a cenotaph was dedicated to those who had lost their lives in World War I.  Today, the site remains a focal point of the downtown.

Barrie Gas Works

In 1878, Barrie Town Council sanctioned the establishment of the Barrie Gas Company. The plant was located on the water side of Kempenfelt Drive, and soon gas became the preferred method for cooking and lighting.

Heritage Barrie Walking Tours

Free Heritage Barrie walking tours are provided by Barrie's Official Town Crier. View the online walking tours app or pick up one of the following pamphlets from the Planning Services Department at City Hall, 70 Collier Street, 1st Floor: 

  • Grand Homes Tour
  • Downtown East Walking Tour
  • Downtown West Walking Tour
  • Rodney and Blake Streets Walking Tour
  • Allandale Walking Tour
  • H-Block and Court House Hill Walking Tour
  • Discovering the Waterfront Tour

Barrie Heritage Awards

The Heritage Barrie Committee annually seeks nominations for property owners and individuals who've made strides in fostering local identity through heritage preservation and awareness in Barrie. All residents are invited to submit nominations during a promoted annual call for nominations.

Municipal Heritage Register

A Municipal Heritage Register is a publically accessible list of properties that includes Designated Buildings and Buildings of Heritage Interest. It can be used to determine areas of heritage interest within a municipality. The registrar is constantly revised and updated and serves the following purposes:

  • Recognize properties of cultural heritage value in a community.
  • Foster civic identity and pride by drawing attention to the heritage and development of a community.
  • Promote knowledge and enhances an understanding of a community’s cultural heritage.
  • Provide easily accessible information about cultural heritage value for land-use planners, property owners, developers, the tourism industry, educators and the general public.
  • Be used as a central element of a municipal cultural plan that begins with mapping local cultural resources and then leverages these resources for economic development and community building.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will it affect me as a property owner if my property is added to the Municipal Heritage Register?
  • It means your property is of interest as it may meet one or more of the criteria in the categories of:
    • Design or Physical Value;
    • Historical or Associative Value, or
    • Contextual Value
  •  There is a 60 day waiting period on any demolition permits
How does it affect me if I want to make changes to my property if it is listed on Municipal Heritage Register?

You may paint, renovate, restore improve or add to your property as normal. There is no impact in this regard, if your property is listed as a non-designated property.


Designated Heritage Properties

17 Peel Street
17 Peel Street
"Shearman Bird House"

By-Law 78-159 Oct.23/78
123 Dunlop Street East
123 Dunlop Street East
By-Law 90-322 Oct.1/90
126 Blake Street
126 Blake Street
"The Barrie Grammar School"

By-Law 78-160 Oct.23/78
 
16-18 Mary Street
16-18 Mary Street
"The John Pearson House"

By-Law 90-323 Oct.1/90
72 High Street
72 High Street
"Maplehurst"

By-Law 90-230 June 25/90
72-74 Dunlop Street East
72-74 Dunlop Street East
"The Sanders Block"

By-Law 90-323 Oct.1/90
 
37 Mulcaster Street
37 Mulcaster Street
"Carnegie Building"
(The Barrie Public Library)
By-Law 90-323 Oct.1/90
47 Rodney Street
47 Rodney Street
"The Frederick Gore/Benjamin Walker Smith House"

By-Law 90-323 Oct.1/90
147 Toronto Street
147 Toronto Street
"Maple Hill"

By-Law 92-33 Feb.3/92
 
62 Shirley Avenue
62 Shirley Avenue
"Rev. Robert Boyle House"

By-Law 93-172 Sept.13/93
158 Dunlop Street East
158 Dunlop Street East
"Morton/Turnbul House"

By-Law 94-136 Sept.12/94
36 Mulcaster Street
36 Mulcaster Street
"Farmers' Market Building"

By-Law 95-157 July 10/95
 
268 Codrington Street
268 Codrington St.
"Grubbe House"
By-Law 2002-08 January 14/02
105 Toronto Street
105 Toronto Street
"Robinson-Burton House"

By-Law 2005-291 Dec 19/05
30 Mary Street
30 Mary Street
"Dutton House"

By-Law 2003-122 November 5/01
 
285 Bradford Street

285 Bradford Street
"Allandale Train Station"

By-Law 2009-144 Aug10/09
Southshore Centre
205 Lakeshore Drive
"Southshore Community Centre – Master Mechanics Building"

By-Law 91-197 November 18/91

 
Non-Designated Heritage Properties

50 Bradford Street
50 Bradford Street
"Prince of Wales School"
Council Motion 09-G-318
HBC-15 June 29/2009
 
126 Burton Avenue
Council Motion 14-G-132  June 2/2014

88 Cumberland Street
Council Motion 16-G-089 May 9/2016
25 William Street
25 William Street
Council Motion 16-G-089 May 9/2016
22 Granville Street
22 Granville Street
Council Motion 16-G-089 May 9/2016
14 Cumberland Street
14 Cumberland Street
Council Motion 16-G-089 May 9/2016

19 William Street
Council Motion 16-G-089 May 9/2016
   

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