Heritage Barrie

Description (Service) Advisory committee to City Council on the historical and architectural importance of buildings and other heritage matters in Barrie * committee is appointed by City Council 
Committee meets monthly to discuss heritage matters, add properties to the Municipal Heritage Register, purchase plaques, plan and participate in events, etc. * meetings are open to the public * due to the COVID pandemic in-person meetings have been suspended until further notice * all meetings moving forward will be held virtually via ZOOM * for more information and meeting details look for the heritage Barrie committee agenda on the City of Barrie legislative calendar available here: barrie.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx 
Publish seven brochures of self-guided Walking Tours, including Downtown East, Downtown West, Allandale, Grand Homes, Rodney and Blake Streets, Discovering the Waterfront, H-Block and Court House Hill, From Portage to Prosperity - a Brief History of Barrie, Ontario (From Portage to Prosperity currently out of print) * published in association with the Barrie Historical Association * limited quantities of Walking Tours booklets may be available at the Barrie Public Library, Tourism Barrie and the Planning Services Department, while supplies last * also available online at HeritageWalkingTours  
City has an inventory of historical markers and plaques that have been installed for decades throughout the city by organizations such as the Ontario Heritage Trust, Simcoe County Historical Association and Barrie Horticultural Society * contact Heritage Barrie with any information about where markers that are associated with the architectural, cultural, social, political, economic or military history of Barrie, are located  
City of Barrie maintains a municipal Heritage Registry with a complete list of designated properties and properties that are not listed but are considered to be Heritage Resources of Interest * list is available on the City of Barrie website through the following link: www.barrie.ca/Culture/Heritage/Pages/Municipal-Heritage-Register.aspx
Service Details
Public Comments Heritage Barrie Historic Tour Booklets including a walking tour guide of five tours in and around the Historic Downtown, Allandale Village and East end of Barrie; a Grand Homes Tour and Discovering the Waterfront Guide, are available in limited quantities at City Hall; the City of Barrie Library, and through Tourism Barrie, while supplies last 
Walking tour information may be obtained on the Tourism Barrie website, see HeritageWalkingTours  
Online Walking Tours are mapped at Discover Barrie
Hours City Hall: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Barrie
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call for information * for heritage projects, issues, policies and legislative matters, contact Heritage Barrie
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
70 Collier St
Barrie, ON L4M 1G8
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Intersection Mulcaster St and Collier St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone Do not provide Guest Speakers
Fax 705-739-4270
E-Mail tomasz.wierzba@barrie.ca
Primary Contact Tomasz Wierzba, Heritage Barrie Staff Liaison, Development Services, City of Barrie; Phone: 705-739-4220 ext 4403
Alternate Contact Kathy Suggit, Manager - Strategic Initiatives, Policy, and Analysis, Development Services, City of Barrie; Phone: 705-739-4220 ext 5268
Mailing Address c/o Heritage Barrie 
PO Box 400 
City Hall, Planning and Building Services Department 
Barrie, ON L4M 4T5