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Ward Boundary Review

Ward Boundary

The City of Barrie is conducting a comprehensive review of the city’s ward boundaries to develop an effective and equitable system of representation with reference to overall projected growth within the municipality. The revised ward structure is to be in place for the 2014 Municipal Election. This review will address significant population differences across the city’s ten wards (both current ... Read More »

Barrie Transit fare hike kicks in May 1; ‘Borden Rocket’ getting closer

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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Better bang for your Barrie Transit bucks is on the horizon. But the first noticeable step will be the May 1 cash fare hike, to $3 from $2.85, along with a 3% increase in bus passes. “The fare increase we have coming up, part of that is certainly because there is significant change in transit ... Read More »

Barrie council delays rezoning request until April 29


By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Five storeys bad, three storeys good. That was the message Allandale neighbours gave to Barrie councillors Monday about a proposed apartment development on Cumberland Street. City council delayed a decision until April 29 on rezoning 140, 142, 144, 148 and 152 Cumberland St., needed to build two residential buildings – one 12 units and three ... Read More »

Barrie reviewing new ward boundaries for 2014 election

Ward Boundary

The City of Barrie is undertaking a comprehensive review of Barrie’s ward boundaries to develop an effective and equitable system of representation, with reference to overall projected growth within the municipality. The city’s existing 10 wards have a significant disparity in terms of the population allocation that is anticipated to become more substantial as a result of the future development ... Read More »

Province to make announcement Friday in Barrie

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Expanded GO service could be making its way to Barrie. Minister of Transportation Glen Murray and Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman will announcement Friday at 1 p.m. at the Barrie South station additional GO service to and from Barrie. There were 1,300 boardings during the rail line to Toronto during its first weekend of service last summer, which was well within ... Read More »

Old agreement could result in changes for south-end proposal

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By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Plans for a new cement plant in south-Barrie could be slowed by an old city agreement with a neighbour. A public meeting was held earlier this week on Champlain Ready Mix’s application to amend the Official Plan and zoning bylaw to allow the plant to be built on the west side of Rawson Avenue, 4.5 ... Read More »

Seniors residence would be 24 units on Dock Road property in Barrie


By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Another Dock Road development meeting, another frosty reception by neighbours. Joe and Mary Santos, through Innovative Planning Solutions (IPS), have applied for an Official Plan (OP) amendment to change 200C Dock Rd.’s designation to medium density from low density residential to permit a 24-unit seniors development on the 1.2-acre site. “This gives seniors an opportunity ... Read More »

Apartments for the Allandale area


By Bob Bruton, Barrie Examiner Bundling Cumberland Street properties for new apartment buildings got the go-ahead Monday. Barrie councillors gave initial approval to rezone 140, 142, 144, 148 and 152 Cumberland St. for a 12-unit, three storey and a 28-unit, five storey residential buildings. Coun. Arif Khan, who represents this part of Barrie, also convinced councillors to include facade setbacks ... Read More »

Barrie students taking part in Day of Pink


Staff, Barrie Examiner Staff and students at Innisdale Secondary School and Allandale Heights Public School in Barrie will be taking to the streets Wednesday in an anti-bullying rally to celebrate International Day of Pink. Students and staff participating in the rally will be dressed in pink and walking with anti-bullying signs as a gesture to express their support for inclusivity ... Read More »

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