Media Releases

The City of Barrie is participating in Culture Days, a Canada-wide celebration of arts and culture taking place from September 22 to October 15.

As part of the City of Barrie’s Duckworth Street improvement project, the intersection of Grove Street East and Duckworth Street will be fully closed from September 26 to October 20, 2023.

Relive the nostalgia of retro video games and go head-to-head in a video game tournament at the City of Barrie’s Game On! event. The annual gaming event takes place Saturday, September 23 in partnership with the Barrie Public Library Comic Fest.

The City of Barrie is accepting applications from eligible local organizations for the fall intake of the 2023 Recreation and Sport Community Grant, which provides funding to enhance access to recreation and sport opportunities in Barrie.

The City of Barrie’s Curbside Giveaway Day (formerly known as New to Me Day) is taking place this Saturday, September 23. This event is a chance for residents to give gently used or unwanted items a second life. It’s like a garage sale but without the money exchange.

The City of Barrie is accepting nominations for the 2023 Heritage Awards until Friday, October 30. The nomination form and criteria can be found at

The City of Barrie, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, and the Canadian Tire Dealers’ Association open inclusive play space for kids of all abilities.

City of Barrie residents are encouraged to help keep reusable items out of the landfill by participating in the next curbside collection of textiles (clothing, linens, towels, stuffed toys and shoes).

The following municipal services will be affected due to the Labour Day holiday on Monday, September 4.

On August 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., staff will showcase the City’s new trash-trapping technology at the City of Barrie Marina.

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