Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA)

Description (Service) Helps maintain and enhance the City of Barrie’s downtown core * strives to make it a vibrant, friendly, safe and exciting community for residents, visitors, businesses and business owners * operated by an elected Board of Management * monthly passes for City of Barrie parking lots can be purchased at this office, CASH ONLY * Heritage Ornament Collection-pewter ornaments available, see website  
Assists with and organizes many unique Downtown Barrie Events’ including:  
Downtown Barrie’s Tasting Trail  
Various Downtown Cafes, Bistros and Food Shoppes  
Every Saturday in October 2017  
Follow the trail and sample some of the food and drink options the city has to offer * purchase a Tasting Trail passport at any participating locations and collect signatures and be entered to win a prize package * proceeds support local services groups and organizations 
Heritage Ornament Collection 
Available at Select Downtown Retailers 
November and December 2017  
Sixteen pewter ornaments available for sale featuring historical landmarks-- Allandale Railway Station, Old Town Hall and Market Place, Old Royal Victoria Hospital, Carnegie Library, Old Barrie Fire Hall, the Opera House, the Wellington Hotel, Barrie Arena, Mulcaster Street Armoury, Simcoe Hotel, Memorial Square, Barrie Central Collegiate, Steel’s China and Gift Shop, Court House Hill, Old Barrie Gaol, and the newly released ornament of The Queens Hotel 
Downtown Barrie’s Tree Lighting Celebration  
Dunlop St East at the bottom of Owen Street & Dunlop St West at the Five Points Parkette  
Saturday November 18th 2017  
Start the holiday season with this annual tradition held in conjunction with the Santa Claus Parade and a visit from Santa * cap it off with a fireworks show  
Downtown Barrie’s Noëlla Festival 
November 18th to December 31st 2017  
The holiday season comes alive in downtown Barrie * grab a hot cocoa and take in the ‘Festive Window Displays’ and ‘Holiday Lights or take the family skating at the City Hall Ice Rink * the season caps off with the Downtown ‘New Years’ Countdown at City Hall * expect the unexpected!  
Downtown Barrie’s #Hot Cocoa Trail 
Weekends in February  
Various Downtown Cafes and Coffee Shoppes  
The #Hot Cocoa Trail returns featuring a variety of delicious and unique versions of hot chocolate * while following the trail, help spread the warmth and comfort to others * participating locations will be accepting donations in support of local service groups and organizations  
Downtown Barrie’s #May Days 
Various Downtown Merchants and Venues  
Every day in May 2018  
Downtown Barrie presents #May Days…Make a purchase during the month of May and fill out a ballot at a participating locations and be entered to win a prize package.  
Downtown Barrie’s Curb Appeal  
Date and Location Still to be determined  
Unique outdoor dining experience with multiple courses, multiple Chefs, multiple wines, and one amazing meal  
Downtown Barrie’s Lawn Chair Luminata  
Heritage Park on the Waterfront  
Every Wednesday in June, July and August 2018  
Free summer series offering a diverse range of entertainment every Wednesday evening (Weather Permitting) * the Barrie Thunder Classics will showcase their classic and custom cars and trucks along the beautiful backdrop of Kempenfelt Bay * join in for another great year of outdoor films presented by the Barrie Film Festival * don’t forget to bring your lawn chair or blanket for an evening under the stars  
Downtown Barrie’s Promenade Days – Canada Day Celebrations  
Dunlop Street East and West  
Friday June 29th – Sunday July 1st 2018  
Barrie’s largest street festival featuring live entertainment, midway, street performers and market, patios, food and fun  
Downtown Barrie’s Craft Beer and BBQ Festival  
Heritage Park on the Waterfront  
Friday July 6th– Sunday July 8th 2017  
Sample local Craft Beer, and live entertainment * the fun kicks off with the Celebrity Sauce Cook-off Friday evening and ends with the ‘Best of’ Award on Sunday at noon
Service Details
Public Comments December Parking 
During the month of December 2017, all ON-STREET metered parking in the downtown area will be free for a 2 hour period of time * all off-street lots continue to be paid parking during this period * see map for details:
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Barrie - Downtown Barrie
Boundaries Dunlop St East and West between Mulcaster St and Toronto St, Collier St between Bayfield St and Mulcaster St, Mary St, Maple St between Simcoe St and Ross St * Bayfield St between Lakeshore Dr and Ross St * Clapperton St and Owen St between Dunlop St E and Collier St
Eligibility All downtown commercial establishments are mandatory members
Application Call, email or visit website
Languages English
Fees Membership ; All commercial establishments assessed for business taxes are mandatory members and required by Municipal by-law to pay a special assessment or levy to the BIA * Government offices and nonprofit organizations are exempt from this levy
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
93 Dunlop St E, Unit 102 (Lower Level)
Barrie, ON L4M 1A8
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Intersection Owen St and Dunlop St E
Physical Access Not Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-734-1414
Fax 705-734-1227
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Primary Contact Craig Stevens, Managing Director
Alternate Contact Stacey Zubczyk, Office & Events Administrator
Primary Executive Wayne Hay, Chair