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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.
Municipal Heritage Register is a publically accessible list of properties that includes Designated Buildings and Buildings of Heritage Interest. It can be used to determine areas of heritage interest within a municipality.
Experience Barrie's Municipal Heritage Register by utilizing our new interactive Story Map.
The Municipal Heritage Register is an official list of cultural heritage properties for the municipality. The Municipal Heritage Register identifies properties that are (or may be) important to the community for architectural, historical or contextual reasons. The Municipal Heritage Register is divided into two main types of properties, they are:
1. Consult the City’s Municipal Heritage Register to determine if your property is on the list. The Municipal Heritage Register is available online or in hard copy in the Planning Services Department on the first floor of City Hall.
2. Complete the application form with specific details to support your request. Submit the completed form with supplementary materials to:
Tomasz Wierzba, Planner
Planning Services Department
City of Barrie
Barrie City Hall, 70 Collier Street
P.O. Box 400, Barrie ON
705-739-4220 Ext: 4403
3. City staff will review the application, confirm it is complete, and acknowledge receipt of the application in writing. If the application is not complete the applicant will be asked to submit any outstanding materials before the application is processed.
4. If complete, the property will be added on the next available Heritage Barrie Committee meeting Agenda. The applicant will be notified of the meeting time and date and is encouraged to attend.
5. The Heritage Barrie Committee will make a decision whether to add the property onto the Municipal Heritage Register through a recommendation to the City Building Committee.
6. If approved by the City Building Committee the recommendation to add a property onto the Municipal Heritage Register will proceed to City Council for approval. City Council makes the final decision regarding an application to add (or remove) properties from Municipal Heritage Register.
Individual property owners or their agent may apply to have their properties added or removed from the Municipal Heritage Register. Once received, City staff will date and acknowledge receipt of an application. Planning staff will then review your application to check for completeness. Application forms must be signed by the property owner. Alternatively, property owner may authorize an agent to apply on their behalf. The completed application will be entered into the agenda for the next available Heritage Barrie Committee meeting. Applicants or their agent(s) will be notified of the date of the Committee meeting at which their application will be considered. Applicants are welcome to attend Committee meetings as they are open to the public. The Committee will review the application and supporting material to determine if adding the property to the Municipal Heritage Register can be recommended to Council through the City Building Committee. Council makes the final decision whether the property is to be added to the Municipal Heritage Register.
Yes. You may paint, renovate, restore improve or add to your property as normal. Property owners are encouraged to renovate, maintain, and restore their heritage property to preserve its value to the community.
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