Historic sites, trails, parks, events, contributions of community groups, and achievements of individuals are permanently commemorated throughout Barrie with plaques and markers (PDF).
In January 2022, City Council approved a motion regarding the development of an installation at the Peggy Hill Team Community Centre (PHTCC) to highlight the history of the Holly community. City staff, the Heritage Barrie Committee, and local historians researched the history and developed wall panels to be displayed at PHTCC to showcase and educate about the history of Holly. This installation shows the history of the local neighbourhood and its settlers, information about war veterans from Holly, as well as honours the Indigenous history of the area.
Waterfront Historic Locations
Tour the delightful waterfront and discover part of Barrie's history! A historical experience is being created along the Waterfront Heritage Trail. Eleven interpretive stations, each with a different historical theme, will tell the story of Barrie’s past with a journey from the last ice age to the present.