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Planning is a public process. Because planning decisions shape the places where we live, work, and play, it is vitally important that community members have the opportunity to express their views and values.

The City welcomes and encourages comments from individuals and from organizations regarding planning initiatives and specific development applications. There are several ways for you can participate in the planning and development process:

buildingbarrie.ca

Visit buildingbarrie.ca to find public engagement and information sessions that might interest you.

We're currently reviewing our Official Plan, and Planning staff will be hosting a number of sessions in order to understand how you envision the future of our city and what you think our priorities should be as we manage our continuing growth. Staff also host events in connection with major planning studies into specific topics (such as affordable housing and downtown​Details ar revitalization). Details on how you can get involved are posted on buildingbarrie.ca.

Neighbourhood Meetings

​Attend Neighbourhood Meetings about proposed developments in your area.

Notices are sent to residents living within 240m (787ft) of the subject property. In addition, upcoming Neighbourhood Meetings are promoted via the community events calendar, e-bulletin to residents within the ward, Twitter and Facebook

Public Meetings

​Attend formal Public Meetings for development applications in order to have your say or to ask questions.

Watch for public notices with information about public meetings in community newspapers and on the web, for signs posted on proposed development properties across Barrie, and for notices sent to residents by regular mail.

Committee of Adjustment

Provide comments at a Committee of Adjustment meeting about a proposal consent and minor variance changes in your neighbourhood.

Stay Informed

There are many planning initiatives taking place throughout Barrie. While public engagement opportunities aren’t always open for feedback, we encourage all individuals and organizations to stay up-to-date on what is taking place in your neighbourhood and beyond. Below are the ways you can stay informed about current planning initiatives in Barrie:

Proposed Developments​Visit barrie.ca/ProposedDevelopments to view development applications currently in progress throughout Barrie. You can view details on each proposed development, as well as any plans or documents that have been made available to the public.
Agendas & Meetings 

Review agendas for the Infrastructure, Investment and Development Services Committee, for General Committee, and for City Council, and attend their meetings.

Public Notices

Sign up for the public notices RSS feed to have new notices about complete applications, approvals and more sent directly to your inbox.

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