Adopted Strategies & Plans

The strategies, plans, and initiatives listed below have been adopted or endorsed by City Council and are currently applicable to City operations. Please also view strategic projects and initiatives currently under development

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Topic: Other
Adopted or Last Updated: 2021

Our shared plan for a safer Barrie involves 15 actions, endorsed by City Council and led by a variety of local organizations.
Topic: Other
Adopted or Last Updated: 2022

The priorities reflect key issues that City Council heard from residents, and guide the strategic direction for the City.
Bike path and pavement markings
Topic: Transportation
Adopted or Last Updated: 2019

Identifies long-term recommendations to help guide implementation and provides City staff and its partners with tools, references and guidelines to aid in the future of active transportation decision making.
Topic: Planning
Adopted or Last Updated: 2015

Aims to encourage, stimulate and increase the supply and range of affordable housing options to meet the needs of our residents, at all income levels and stages of life. 
hands on cane
Topic: Other
Adopted or Last Updated: 2016

Developed with assistance from a grant received from the Government of Ontario. An age-friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments are designed to support and enable older people to live in a secure environment, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in their communities.
Topic: Environment
Adopted or Last Updated: 2017

Purpose: to mainstream adaptation actions into City operations and to reduce the risks climate change poses to Barrie’s physical, economic, social, and ecological systems.
Topic: Environment
Adopted or Last Updated: 2022

Includes actions and strategies for improving energy efficiency and reducing community wide Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.​
Topic: Planning
Adopted or Last Updated: 2021

The Community Improvement Plan (CIP) provides financial incentives for eligible projects that target key planning and growth management objectives for development within Barrie.
Topic: Planning
Adopted or Last Updated: 2018

Intended to guide Heritage Barrie in advising City Council on Heritage matters and will assist Council in its decision making to meet provincial obligations regarding heritage under the Ontario Heritage Act, the Planning Act and various Provincial Policy documents. In addition, the heritage strategy will support networking and interaction between a variety of community heritage interest groups and stakeholders.
Topic: Other
Adopted or Last Updated: 2014

The Customer Service Plan is about raising the bar and taking the City’s customer service practices to the next level.