Tornado - Barrie South End

Site: Barrie

Service: Disaster Financial Assistance

Description (Service) Property Taxes 
Homes that have Unsafe Orders may receive a credit for a portion of the 2021 property taxes, following an adjustment to the assessed value of the property as calculated by MPAC. The City’s Finance Department will reach out to the affected residents directly. 
Building Permit Fees 
As residents begin to rebuild, the City will waive all building permit fees for homes affected by the tornado. 
Provincial Disaster Recovery Assistance 
On July 29, the Government of Ontario announced that its Disaster Recovery Assistance has been activated for eligible homeowners, tenants, small owner-operated businesses and farms, and not-for-profit organizations within parts of our municipal boundary that were most affected by the tornado. The application deadline for this program is Friday, November 26, 2021. 
Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO) is a provincial program designed to help people affected by natural disasters get back on their feet. The program provides assistance for emergency expenses and costs to repair or replace essential property. It is not a replacement for insurance. 
If you are interested in submitting an application or learning more about this provincial program, please visit for program guidelines, frequently asked questions, application forms and more. Additional resource: DRAO Info Sheet & Questionnaire | Barrie Tornado. 
Please note that this is a program run by the province. If you need help with your application or have questions please write directly to the province at or contact the information line at 1-877-822-0116.
Service Details
Areas Served Barrie
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map Barrie, ON
Physical Access Not Applicable
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-728-8442 ** Barrie Tornado Assistance Line

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