Expect Great Things Summer 2018

We're creating a new gathering space at the centre of the city and a more prominent home for our war heroes.

Memorial Square Expansion The New Meridian Place

Centre Of The City

A message from Mayor Jeff Lehman

"Memorial Square & Meridian Place will be a great public space at the core of our city," said Mayor Jeff Lehman. "Complete with the long awaited bandshell, this will be the place where people come to experience local culture and events. It’s going to improve connection between our waterfront and the downtown."

Latest Updates


The Cenotaph has been successfully moved

The Cenotaph has been successfully moved

The cenotaph was successfully moved from its original location in Memorial Square to its new, more prominent space at the foot of Owen Street. On August 17th,...

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Development Update

Development Update

The Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA), City of Barrie and supporting sponsors are excited about the start of construction at the new Meridian Place, which...

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Ground Breaking Ceremony

Ground Breaking Ceremony

Today dignitaries from the Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA), the City of Barrie and Meridian Credit Union along with members of the public gathered in...

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Soil Patriation

Soil Patriation

As part of CFB Borden’s Centennial celebrations in 2016, the Borden Legacy Project is donating a stunning memorial to the Base, designed by renowned local...

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