Temporarily Removed: Heart Portion of Sign
On November 14, 2022, the manufacturer of the Heart Barrie sign removed the heart portion of the sign. The heart has been removed and taken to the manufacturer’s facility for reinforcement. The Barrie portion of the remains in place.
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.
The installation of the Heart Barrie Landmark sign was completed on June 30, 2022. The sign, located in Heritage Park, is meant to promote civic pride and encourage residents and tourists to capture and share photos.
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
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.
Brixen Developments Inc
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.)
Dustin Leigh & Ty Jones
Sally Elston (The Elston Charitable Foundation)