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Public Feedback

Your input, collected through the methods below, provides great insight when making decisions with outcomes that affect us all. Visit this page to give your feedback on topics affecting our community that are open to the public.

Surveys Open for Feedback

Proposed Naming: Sunnidale Park Water Reservoir & Pumping Station

Share your views of the proposed naming of the Sunnidale Park Water Reservoir & Pumping Station in honour of H. John Murphy (1918-1983).

  • Municipal Naming Working Group recommended public consultation for this proposed naming on December 19, 2016 
  • Complete the online survey now (closes March 5, 2017)
Transit Survey

Employers located in Barrie's south-end industrial area are invited to complete the Transit Survey to help assess transit needs for your employees. 

For more information, please contact Mislat Balogun at (705) 739-4220 x 5035 or Mislat.Balogun@barrie.ca
Community Survey

The Community Survey is an opportunity for residents to provide ongoing feedback on programs and services provided by the City. Your feedback is important to us.

Construction Survey(s)

Share your feedback on a construction projects that have recently been completed in your neighbourhood. 

Last updated February 21, 2017. Surveys listed above are currently open for feedback and managed through Access Barrie, unless otherwise noted.

Past Surveys

Winterfest

Residents and visitors shared their Winterfest 2017 feedback in order to help build more enjoyable community events in the future.

  • Data collected February 8-20, 2017
  • Online survey results (53 online surveys collected)
  • Results under review and any adjustments will be made during the 2018 planning process
Proposed Naming: Sunnidale Park Arboretum

The City sought feedback on naming the Arboretum at Sunnidale Park in honour of Wyman Jacques.

  • Municipal Naming Working Group recommended public consultation for this proposed naming on September 26, 2016 
  • Data collected from December 17, 2016 to January 27, 2017
  • Online survey results (168 surveys collected)
  • Results to be reviewed and recommendation presented at General Committee in winter 2017
Downtown Countdown

Residents and visitors shared their 2017 Downtown Countdown feedback to help build more enjoyable community events in the future.

  • Data collected January 3-22, 2017
  • Online survey results (55 online surveys collected)
  • Results under review and any adjustments will be made during the 2018 planning process
Citizen Satisfaction Survey

The City completed the 2016 Citizen Satisfaction Survey in October 2016. Working with Forum Research Inc., 1,004 Barrie residents were phoned (cellular and landline) for their perceptions of the quality of life in Barrie, their satisfaction with municipal programs and services, and to identify opportunities to improve service and program delivery. 

  • Survey tested October 3-6, 2016
  • Data collected October 12-25, 2016
  • Final report presented to City Council on November 28, 2016
Rhythmfest

Residents and visitors shared Rhythmfest feedback to help staff better understand how we can make this community event more enjoyable.

  • Data collected August 12-28, 2016
  • Online survey results (13 online surveys collected)
  • Results under review and any adjustments will be made during the 2017 planning process
Centennial Park Pedestrian Bridge Naming

The City sought feedback on naming a Centennial Park pedestrian bridge in honour of Osmond (Ossie) Rowe.

  • Data collected from June 30 to July 30, 2016
  • Online survey results (65 online surveys collected)
  • Results reviewed at General Committee on September 12, 2016. Recommended to City Council for consideration of adoption
  • Recommendation approved by City Council on September 192016
Kempenfelt Park Development

The City sought input as to what type of park equipment residents would like to have at Kempenfelt Park (equipment due to be updated to comply with the CSA Standard for Children's Playspaces and Equipment). 

Canada Day & Promenade Days

The City sought feedback on Canada Day & Promenade Days to help staff better understand how we can make this community event more enjoyable.

  • Data collected July 1-16, 2016
  • Online survey results (76 online surveys collected)
  • Results reviewed and any adjustments will be made during the 2017 planning process
Celebrate Barrie

The City sought feedback on Celebrate Barrie to help staff better understand how we can make this community event more enjoyable.

  • Data collected June 4-10, 2016
  • Online survey results (43 online surveys collected)
  • Results reviewed and any adjustments will be made during the 2017 planning process
Last updated February 21, 2017. Surveys listed above are removed after one year or replaced with the next year's survey (if completed annually) and are managed through Access Barrie, unless otherwise noted. This page was created September 2016. Surveys completed previous to June 2016 are not included.

Projects

Dorian Parker Centre

Since the 1960's, the Dorian Parker Centre has been used for social functions, meetings, seminars, recreation programs, banquets and family events. It requires major renovations to remain operational. Your feedback is vital to any future decision about the Centre.

The Dorian Parker Centre community consultation that was planned for Thursday, January 19 is cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Further consultation on the future of the facility will take place at a later date when staff are able to provide more information on viable options. If you wish to be notified of any updates regarding the Dorian Parker Centre, please email culture@barrie.cato be added to a distribution list.

Previous public feedback gathered:

  • 2015 Community Consultation & Online survey results

For more information about this project, please contact Culture at 705-739-4299 or culture@barrie.ca.

Last updated January 13, 2017. Community Engagement projects listed above are maintained through Access Barrie

Public Meetings

Public Meetings are provincially legislated meetings that take place at General Committee meetings. They are mandated for certain applications made to the City (i.e. applications made under the Planning Act). Residents have an opportunity to voice their opinion about specific issues listed under the Public Meeting section of a General Committee meeting agenda. Views shared at public meetings will be referred to during Council’s decision-making process.

Note: While the City hosts many meetings that are open to the public (such as Town Hall and Neighbourhood Meetings), not all meetings open to the public are 'Public Meetings'.

For more information on speaking at a Public Meeting or alternative methods to share your views with council, please visit Communicating with City CouncilFor agenda-related information, please visit the Calendar of Meetings

 

Upcoming Public Meetings

Please view the Public Notices page for a full listing of upcoming public meetings.

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