Expect Great Things Spring 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."

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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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Public Private Partnership

Public Private Partnership

The Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) is pleased with the outline of the proposed public/private partnership to redevelop Memorial Square as presented as part of...

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