Heritage Tours & Plaques

Historic sites, trails, parks, events, contributions of community groups, and achievements of individuals are permanently commemorated throughout Barrie with plaques and markers (PDF).

​​​​Holly History

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.

installation on wall: photos and text
The panels are located in the back entrance hallway at PHTCC, in between the two ice rinks.


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.