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On June 14, 2021, Council approved motion 21-G-166 - Heart Barrie Landmark Sign​. Details on this approved motion and related approved motions are below.  ​

Approved Motions

The Heart Barrie Landmark Sign staff report, published on June 7, 2021, outlines the recommended motion, purpose and background, proposed location, financial information, and more. The amended motion passed as follows on June 14, 2021:

  1. That further to motion 21-G-040, a Heart Barrie landmark sign (landmark sign), no more than 8 feet tall be installed in Heritage Park and identified as Appendix “A” to Staff Report ACC002-21.
  2. That, if Councillor McCann has 100% fundraising commitment of $200,000 by October 10, 2021 - with 75% of donations paid to the City by October 10, 2021, staff in Access Barrie issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to secure a company that can provide three (3) sign concepts and install the landmark sign at the approved location before July 1, 2022.
  3. That the donors be recognized by having their names embossed and colour branding in the concrete at the base of the landmark sign, with the size of the donor names embossed, being appropriate to their financial contribution and that each donor be provided with a memento of the sign.
  4. That $15,000 be added to the Operations Department budget beginning in 2022 to cover costs of potential graffiti removal and winter maintenance on and around the sign. (ACC002-21)

On June 28, 2021, Council approved Motion 21-G-187:


That any funds raised on top of the $200,000 for the Heart Barrie Signage where no donation receipts have been issued be donated to the Save the beaver and Save the turtle programs in the City.

On March 28, 2022, Council approved Motion 22-G-062:


  1. That the size of the heart in the Heart Barrie landmark sign be increased from 8 feet to 10 feet, with the remaining letters being no more than 8 feet, as previously approved by Council.

  2. That Councillor McCann provide a list of donors to the Heart Barrie Company to the City and that staff in Access Barrie publish this list on the City's Heart Barrie sign webpage.


The City received $200,000 that was required as part of motion 21-G-166.  As per item 2 in Council Motion 22-G-062, the list of donors are listed below, as provided by Councillor McCann​:

Miele Developments Inc
Sunrise Homes Ltd
NetGain SEO / Busch Systems
Napoleon and the Schroeter Family
Melchior Management Corp / Royal Lepage
HIP Developments (Barrie Central Developments Inc.)
Giampaolo Investment Ltd and Quantum and Triple M
Dawn Mucci / Phillip Moore
Wynstar Developments Inc.
The Sarjeant Company Ltd
Pratt Homes and the Hansen Family
CTV2, Pure Country, Bounce
Meridian Credit Union
DV Bell Foundation
Drysdale Tree Farms Ltd.
Moore Packaging Corp., PBM Realty Holdings Inc.
Mayes-Martin Ltd
Brixen Developments Inc
Audi Barrie
Rock 95 / Kool Fm / Barrie 360
Responsive Mailing Inc. – Waide Family
DIV / Dorsay
Rafat General Contractor Inc.
Barrie Waterfront Developments Inc. (Debut Condos/BWD Holdings Inc.)
Lazy Ty Inc. (ALLEY Nightclub Dustin Leigh & Ty Jones)
Sally Elston (The Elston Charitable Foundation)

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