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 involves enhancements to the existing Memorial Square as well as the creation of a brand new public venue to be known as Meridian Place.
Construction will involve clearing and leveling of the entire area to manage the significant grade change from Dunlop Street to Simcoe Street. All hard and soft surfaces, infrastructure and trees will be removed. This includes the two large coniferous trees in the square. An arborist has confirmed that neither tree would survive either a ‘build out’ around them or a ‘transplant’ to a new location. Furthermore, because of the urban environment that they are currently in, the
overall health of the trees is poor.
We are looking forward to planting 30 new trees in place of the original conifers that will be strategically placed to ensure optimal long term growth and health of the trees; tree placement will respect both the design esthetics and the function of the new venue – including sight lines and shade provision.« Ground Breaking Ceremony The Cenotaph has been successfully moved »
The Canopy Is On Its Way
While the fury of freezing rain and wild wind kept most of us indoors over the April 14th and 15th weekend, construction valiantly continued on...
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,...
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...
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...