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 September 2020
September 15, 2020 Culture Days provides opportunity to experience Barrie's vibrant arts and culture as part of Open Air Dunlop
As part of the Economic Recovery Plan, the City of Barrie has collaborated with the Downtown Barrie BIA to bring Culture Days programming to Open Air Dunlop.

September 11, 2020 Local businesses and artists will pair up for Artists in Biz program: Applications now open for unique Culture Days program
The City of Barrie's Culture Days is happening this year and we welcome local businesses and artists to get involved.

September 04, 2020 Affected services during the Labour Day holiday in Barrie
A number of services are affected in the City of Barrie on statutory holidays. The following City services will be affected on Labour Day (Monday, September 7, 2020):

September 01, 2020 Service Barrie will fully reopen on September 8 to assist City's residents
The City of Barrie's customer service centre, Service Barrie, will fully reopen on Tuesday, September 8 to provide in-person services to the public.

 August 2020
August 31, 2020 Downtown parking changes effective September 8
The City of Barrie's free downtown parking ends next Monday, but there are other options that will allow residents and visitors to support local after this time. Starting Sept. 8, two-hour free parking will be back in effect at select lots.

August 28, 2020 Next Stop: Independence and Inclusion for More Barrie Transit Riders
Barrie Transit now offers MagnusCards, a free app featuring digital guides to support travelers with cognitive special needs for easier, stress-free mobility throughout the city.

August 27, 2020 Expanded services at City recreation facilities starting September 8, including memberships and select fitness classes
The City of Barrie is expanding recreation services at Allandale Recreation Centre, Holly Community Centre and East Bayfield Community Centre in the coming weeks.

August 25, 2020 City invites businesses to submit proposals for Business in the Parks Pilot Program
Eligible businesses can now submit a proposal to book outdoor space at Meridian Place or the Kiwanis Pavilion (Southshore Park) to operate their regular business activities as part of the City of Barrie's Business in the Parks Pilot Program.

August 21, 2020 Archaeological assessment work continuing at the Allandale Station lands
The City of Barrie, together with the Huron-Wendat Nation and the Williams Treaty First Nation communities, is making further progress on the archaeological study of the historic Allandale Station lands.

August 20, 2020 ​City of Barrie opening Recycling Depot at the landfill starting August 25​
A Recycling Depot is opening at the lower gate area of the City's landfill starting Tuesday, August 25. This facility will help reduce landfill wait times and make dropping off recycling and household hazardous waste materials more efficient.

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