The First Floor Gallery

The First Floor Gallery, created to profile the incredible artwork of local artists, opened in January 2015. This exhibition space is located at City Hall, between the Service Barrie and Legislative Services counters, and is curated by Cultural Development staff with the assistance of local visual artists. The space is open to the public from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Are you an artist interested in exhibiting your work? Please refer to The First Floor Gallery guiding principles and application process.

Current Exhibit,  June 17–August 31, 2024  

Barrie Olympians | The Barrie Sports Hall of Fame Olympian Inductees

To celebrate the upcoming Paris Olympics, the Barrie Sports Hall of Fame is recognizing past Inductees who have represented Canada, and Barrie in particular, as their hometown. The Hall is proud to display the portraits of 15 athletes and builders who have participated in either the winter or summer Olympic games. The public are welcome to see and read about these remarkable individuals, many who have medaled in their respective sport discipline. 

On August 30, The Hall will host a flag raising ceremony, proclaiming "Bobbie Rosenfeld Day in Barrie." After the exhibit, the portraits will continue to be on display at their home at Allandale Recreation Centre. On October 2, The Hall will hold its annual induction & awards ceremony to recognize the athletes and builders of the Class of 2024. 

Athletes featured in the exhibition: 

  • Bobbie Rosenfeld
  • Frances “Dinty” Moore 
  • Doug Leigh 
  • Rob Crossan 
  • Herbert, Hugh, & Roger Plaxton 
  • Jeff Buttle 
  • Jennifer Robinson 
  • Tim Sample 
  • Brittany Gray 
  • Mike Forgrave 
  • Doug Freer 
  • Peter Disera 
  • Shane Pearson  
  • Alex Massie 
  • Megan Lukan