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☀️ 🍂  Autumn in the City  🍂 ☀️

Fall in love with your new downtown. It’s Autumn in the City and it’s time to celebrate the beauty of change together with your downtown community.

There is so much to check out this fall in downtown Barrie and we don’t want you to miss out! That’s why we’re inviting you to bookmark this page, share it with your friends and check back often for all the updated details! And if you don’t already, make sure to follow us on social media @downtownbarrie

So, What’s Going On?

As part of the economic recovery plan for our downtown community, Open Air Dunlop was born but we’ve grown it into something so much more. Presenting Autumn in the City – our fun and exciting campaign designed to help you fall in love all over again with your new downtown.

The Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) and the City of Barrie are collaborating to bring Open Air Dunlop and Culture Days to life along with

Here’s What You’re Going to Want to Check Out

Autumn in the City includes the following exciting features that you’ll definitely have to check out!

1. Open Air Dunlop & Culture Days

Beginning September 26th for four Saturdays, Dunlop Street East between Mulcaster Street and Clapperton Street will be closed from morning until midnight to vehicle traffic. The public is welcome to bike or walk along the street to check out the downtown’s newly constructed streetscape, visit a local patio or shop, and discover local artists and their works.

2. Extended Patios

Also part of the economic recovery plan for our downtown community is an extended patio season until October 19th. We can still expect some warm and sunny days yet, but if needed, bring a jacket and bundle up with your buds while enjoying some of the city’s finest (and funnest) dining experiences.

3. October Tasting Trail

Yes, your favourite tasting trail is back! Coming soon – click here for all the details!

4. Pumpkin Trail

Instead of just tossing your pumpkin on November 1st, bring it down to Meridian Place! We want to see them and show them off on your behalf before turning them into feed for a local farmer.

5. We Dig Downtown Contest

Have you entered yet? Shop downtown and enter a ballot with each purchase to win a Lifeline E-Gift Card. Each month until the end of construction, one lucky winner will win $250 to the business or businesses of their choice!

6. Barrie Farmers’ Market

Each Saturday from 8am until 12pm, pop by the Farmers’ Market at City Hall before or after exploring Open Air Dunlop in downtown Barrie.

7. Historic Self Guided Walking & Bike Tours

Who doesn’t love exploring the history of their own downtown? Coming soon – click here to access these audio tours!

8. Downtown Barrie’s Beautiful New Dunlop Streetscape

Wider sidewalks, green infrastructure, new street lamps and more! Come see what everyone is talking about in our beautiful new downtown.

See you downtown!