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 October 2021
October 15, 2021 Central Ontario’s Premier Business Event: Xcelerate Summit held virtually October 19 to 22
Invest Barrie and Georgian College’s Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre are proud to co-sponsor and present the eighth annual Xcelerate Summit: a conference bringing business leaders from across the globe, featuring engaging keynote speakers, workshops

October 08, 2021 Two lanes of traffic open through Mapleview Drive East project
Construction on Mapleview Drive East from Madelaine Drive to Yonge Street is progressing well.

October 08, 2021 City receives Excellence in Economic Development Awards
The City of Barrie has been recognized by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for two economic development initiatives.

October 07, 2021 Affected City services during the Thanksgiving Day holiday
A number of services are affected in the City of Barrie on statutory holidays.

October 06, 2021 City receives grant to help Barrie and surrounding area small businesses leverage online opportunities
The City of Barrie has received a $35,000 grant from Digital Main Street’s Ontario Grants Program (OGP) to support a Digital Service Squad (DSS) to help Barrie-area small businesses improve their online presence.

October 06, 2021 Help plan for Barrie’s new performing arts centre
The City of Barrie’s Performing Arts Centre Task Force is asking for feedback from residents to help inform the planning process for a new performance facility in downtown Barrie.

October 01, 2021 Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™ during Fire Prevention Week (October 3-9)
During this year's Fire Prevention Week campaign, themed: “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™," Barrie Fire & Emergency Service challenges residents to test their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and learn about the different sounds the alarms make.

 September 2021
September 30, 2021 City invites public to learn more about potential new stormwater funding model
On Thursday, October 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. the City of Barrie will host the second public information meeting to discuss the potential development of a stormwater climate action fund.

September 27, 2021 Barrie to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The City of Barrie will commemorate Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30 by supporting community events, while promoting education and awareness.

September 24, 2021 RE:IMAGINE a brighter future with Culture Days
The City of Barrie’s Culture Days takes place from September 24 to October 24 and features an inclusive and interactive four-week schedule of activities.

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