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On March 25, 2019, Council approved their 2018–2022 Strategic Priorities. The priorities reflect key issues that City Council heard from residents, and guide the strategic direction for the City.

​Council met in December 2020 to review the 2018–2022 Strategic Priorities, discuss key performance indicators, and plan for the focus of the remainder of their term. At this meeting, it was identified that an additional priority and new goals should be added; this page reflects those additions. Learn more.

Strategic Priority Dashboard

The Council Strategic Priority Dashboard provides a snapshot of overall progress towards the below priorities, and access to detail about progress towards implementing key strategies.

Council’s 2018–2022 Priorities

Growing Our Economy

  • Make it easier to do business and help businesses grow
  • Provide serviced employment lands for end users
  • Support the creation of more stable and diverse jobs
  • Support small businesses
  • Support tourism industry growth

Fostering a Safe & Healthy City​

  • Collaborate to address social issues, especially homelessness and the opioid crisis
  • Get more affordable housing built
  • Promote recreation opportunities for all ages & abilities
  • Build a greener Barrie while mitigating and adapting to climate change
  • Promote gender and racial equity

Building Strong Neighbourhoods

Supporting a Vibrant & Safe D​owntown

  • ​Engage the BIA and partners to ensure a vibrant, safe, and welcoming downtown
  • Revitalize the west end
  • Improve and expand public spaces for residents in the City centre

Offering Innovative & Citizen-​Driven Services​


Improving the Ability to Get Around

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