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Infrastructure Master Plans

Infrastructure Master Plans were prepared for all of Barrie, and provide guidance on many infrastructure projects required for the successful intensification and development of land.

Water Supply, Water Distribution & Storage, Wastewater Collection, & Wastewater Treatment Master Plans

The Master Plans were last updated in 2019 to identify future water and wastewater servicing needs to accommodate:

  • Residential and employment growth;
  • Intensification of the City as required by Provincial Policy; and,
  • Optimal design and delivery of water and wastewater servicing city-wide.

The study area encompassed the entire city, including the annexation lands.

Alternative water and wastewater servicing solutions were developed and evaluated based on a review of their natural, physical, social, cultural and financial impacts. The Master Plans will identify the water and wastewater servicing projects that will be required to accommodate growth and intensification over the planning horizon. 

Key Considerations: Accommodating future water and wastewater demands, meeting regulatory requirements and the natural environment.

Final Reports

Document Description

Water Supply Master Plan 

The purpose of the Water Supply Master Plan is to identify the preferred water supply and treatment strategy for providing safe, clean drinking water to the residents and businesses of the City of Barrie to the year 2041, with consideration and flexibility for ultimate build-out of the City.

Water Storage & Distribution

The purpose of the Water Storage and Distribution Master Plan is to identify the preferred solution for delivering potable water to homes and businesses as well as for storing water to meet fluctuating demands throughout the day and to protect the City for fire and emergency purposes.

Anne Street Booster Pump Station

​The EA for the Anne Street Booster Pump Station documents the decision on the location of the new pump station building on the City’s property at Anne Street and Shirley Avenue.
Wastewater Collection Master PlanThe purpose of the Wastewater Collection Master Plan is to identify the preferred solution requirements to the year 2041 for collecting and conveying wastewater from homes and businesses to the wastewater treatment facility, with consideration and flexibility for ultimate build-out of the City.
Wastewater Treatment Master Plan

The purpose of the Wastewater Treatment Master Plan is to identify the preferred solution requirements to the year 2041 for treating wastewater collected from homes and businesses before it is discharged to the environment.

Growth Report

Traffic Zone Map

​City of Barrie's Growth Forecasts
Drainage Master Plan

In March 2017, the City of Barrie (City) retained Tatham Engineering Limited (Tatham) to prepare a Drainage Master Plan for the City following Approach #2 of the Master Planning
process outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Document (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015).

The study area for the Drainage Master Plan includes the entire City of Barrie excluding the Sophia Creek watershed, Mulcaster drainage area and Annexation Lands (which were studied under separate projects).

Key Considerations: Impacts on property, municipal road systems, public safety and the natural environment.

Final Report

Document Summary

Drainage Master Plan Report (March 2019)

Main body of the report

Appendix A - Figures

Figures from the main body of the report

Appendix B – Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modelling

A technical memorandum on the detailed computer modeling information used to model the existing and future scenarios.  This appendix also includes the geotechnical report that was used to determine infiltration rates.

Appendix C – Background Recommendations

Contains a summary of the previous studies that were used as input into this 2019 Drainage Master Plan

Appendix D – Private Property Flooding

This appendix contains a list of properties that potentially could be impacted by flooding during a severe storm event.  This is only an estimate for comparison purposes and does not replace floodplain mapping or site specific flood studies.

Appendix E – Fluvial Geomorphic & Erosion Threshold Assessment

Contains the report completed by WatersEdge consulting.  The report identifies the areas of existing erosion through geomorphic field assessments and identifies erosion repair projects.

Appendix F - Source Water Protection

Contains a technical memorandum by Azimuth Environmental outlining sources water protection issues that should be factoring into the Drainage Master Plan.

Appendix G – Natural Heritage Assessment 

Contains a technical memorandum by Azimuth Environmental to that identifies potential terrestrial and fisheries constraints regarding Natural Heritage Features and Functions associated with the defined study area, including Species at Risk and general characterization of vegetation communities, fish and fish habitat.

Appendix H – Archeological Assessment

A Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment was completed: 1) to provide information about the property’s geography, history, previous archaeological fieldwork and current land condition. 2) to evaluate in detail the property’s archaeological potential, which will support recommendations for Stage 2 survey for all or parts of the property; and 3) To recommend appropriate strategies for Stage 2 survey.

Appendix I – Cultural Heritage Review

This report review properties potentially impacted by drainage projects on Barrie's existing heritage inventory; and, any additional properties of prospective heritage value that are on site, adjacent or nearby, but have not yet been identified on Barrie's heritage inventory.

Appendix J – PIC#1

Contains information related to Public Information Centre #1 held in November of 2017.

Appendix K – Phosphorus Reduction

A technical memorandum to identify and assess stormwater management facility (SWMF) retrofit opportunities and low impact development (LID) measures, with the primary intent of reducing phosphorus discharge to Lake Simcoe.

Appendix L – Preliminary Preferred Solution

Documentation of the preliminary preferred alternative presented as PIC#2

Appendix M – PIC#1

Contains information related to Public Information Centre #2 held in April of 2018.

Appendix N – Conceptual Drawings

This appendix contains the project by project drawings (maps) of all the projects proposed in the drainage master plan.  They are organized by watershed with the project numbers below.

Bear Creek

150, 154, 155, 157

Bunkers Creek

31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40B, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46

Dyments Creek

49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63,169, 170B, 181, 182, 183


135, 137, 139

Hewitts Creek

125, 130

Hotchkiss Creek

12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30

Johnson Drainage Area


Kidd's Creek

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8A, 9, 10, 11A, 161, 162A, 163, , 165, 166, 167

Little Lake

141, 142, 143, 145

Lovers Creek

96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 105B, 107, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 120, 121, 122

Nelson Drainage Area


Whiskey Creek

67, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 81, 83, 84, 85, 86, 88, 89

171, 172A, 174A, 175, 176, 177, 179

Appendix O – Cost Estimates

Contains the detailed cost estimate for each proposed project.

Appendix P – Third Party Drainage

Contains drainage projects that could be implemented by other agencies (MTO, Metrolinx, County, etc.).  This does not commit those agencies to include these projects but are provided as part of the drainage system assessment.

Growth Report

Traffic Zone Map

​City of Barrie's Growth Forecasts
Transportation Master Plan

The Barrie Transportation Master Plan will serve as the City’s roadmap in developing a well-balanced transportation network to serve its future needs and development.

Key Considerations: Developing plans to increase active transportation and transit use, improve options to keep Barrie moving during planned growth, and developing comprehensive, environmentally sound solutions.

Final Report:

Document Description
Transportation Master Plan (Final Report  | June 2019)This section is the main body of the report containing a summary of the analysis and recommendation for the TMP.
Appendix A: TransitThe analysis and recommendations for transit services and infrastructure.
Appendix B: Active Transportation
The Active Transportation Strategy outlines the strategic and infrastructure recommendations for walking, cycling and other active transportation for the City.
Appendix C: TrailsThe Trails Master Plan outlines the recommended plan for recreational trails in the City of Barrie
Appendix D: Rail CrossingsThis appendix contains the analysis of rail crossings for locations where the City roads cross rail lines.

Appendix E – Emme Macro Modelling and Improvements Rationale Technical Memorandum

This section contains the computer modeling of the traffic for existing and future scenarios.
Appendix F: 2014 MMATMP StudyA summary of the key sections of the 2014 MP
Appendix G: ConsultationDocumentation of the consultation preformed as part of this study.
Appendix H: CostingA summary of all the costs estimation procedures and total costs.
Appendix I: Class EA SchedulesA list of the recommended projects and their Class EA Schedule.

Growth Report

Traffic Zone Map

​City of Barrie's Growth Forecasts
Previous master plans are available upon request. Please contact Infrastructure Planning: (705) 739-4207

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