Media Releases


The City will open registration for the winter season on Tuesday, December 6 at 8 a.m. Effective tomorrow, Tuesday, November 29, customers can browse offerings and save them to their “Wish List”, to conveniently find desired programs when registration opens.

The Barrie Arts Awards were held on Tuesday, November 22 at the MacLaren Art Centre. These awards are an opportunity to show appreciation for talented individuals and generous supporters of the arts.

The City has launched a new online booking service, through which existing Specialized Transit clients will now be able to book and manage their trips online, as well as view their upcoming trips in real time.

The City of Barrie is inviting residents to City Hall to cheer on Canada in the World Cup on Wednesday, November 23 at 2 p.m. when the team takes on Belgium.

The City of Barrie has made the list of top 25 best small cities in Canada. Resonance Consultancy ranked Barrie 17 out of 25 on their latest list of Canada’s Best Small Cities.

The City of Barrie’s curbside collection contractor continues to experience delays with Yard Waste collection. The curbside collection is running about one week behind schedule.

Barrie’s waterfront trail and boardwalk will be closed from the Spirit Catcher to the Marina parking lot for about a month, starting Monday, November 14.

During his final public presentation at this morning’s Barrie Business Progress Breakfast, Mayor Jeff Lehman announced that Bill Gosling Outsourcing will be moving its head office and production centre to downtown Barrie.

The City of Barrie and partners including the County of Simcoe, Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board, Georgian College and the Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe are hosting Women in Manufacturing events on November 22 in Midland and November 30 in Barrie.

The City is launching the next phase of Barrie’s Transit Vision with a second round of public consultation which will present and seek feedback on the proposed transit network (Draft Transit Vision), as well as transit preferences.

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