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​Heritage Barrie Committee

Heritage Barrie is an advisory committee appointed by Council. The committee works with the community to build awareness of local heritage matters, provide heritage information, and encourage preservation of heritage buildings and landscapes.

Meeting Schedule

The committee meets every second Wednesday of the month. The meetings are open and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Heritage Barrie focuses on local heritage matters including:

  • Recommending buildings to be listed on the Heritage Register to Council. 
  • Preparing and maintaining a list of all properties worthy of conservation under the Heritage Act.    
  • Staying up to date on all heritage conservation legislation and programs including:
    • Heritage Act
    • Planning Act
    • Official Plan’s Cultural Heritage policies
    • Local heritage stakeholders initiative
  • Recommending programs worthy of consideration to Council.  
  • Providing information to property owners about the preservation of heritage properties.  
  • Supplying information about the conservation of such properties. 
  • Making recommendations on alterations or demolition of designated or listed buildings.

Heritage Barrie works continually on many ongoing initiatives including:

  • Keeping Heritage Walking Tours up-to-date
  • Inviting, promoting and encouraging property owners to list non-designated properties on the Heritage Register
  • Selecting recipients for annual Heritage Awards from community nominations 
  • Sponsoring guided walking tours
  • Holding an annual Heritage Stakeholders meeting  
  • Initiating and developing the City’s Heritage Strategy

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