Spring in the City

May Days

All Month

May Days is all about inviting the community to wake up from its winter hibernation and head downtown to support local businesses. As a Community Connected event, May Days also supports a local charity or organization with an added bonus for customers to enter their names into a draw for a chance to win a Lifeline E-Gift Card to the downtown Barrie business of their choice!

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Shop + Selfie Contest

Fri April 1, 2022

Shop Downtown Barrie and WIN! Beginning April 1, the Downtown Barrie BIA will be hosting a Shop + Selfie Contest with a winner being selected monthly! Contest entry details: 1. Make a purchase at a Downtown Barrie business 2. Take a selfie of you and your purchase at the pink building next to Meridian Place + Memorial Square 3. Post it to social media and tag @DowntownBarrie and the business you supported. The most creative posts win! We want to see how much you love Downtown Barrie businesses. Pose in front of the pink building and do a hair flip after a trip to a downtown salon! Take a bite out of a delicious treat from one of our local bakeries! Model your new clothes from one of our shops! Monthly winners will receive a $100 DWNTWN E-Gift Card to the participating business(es) of their choice. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Jane’s Walk in Downtown Barrie

Sat May 7, 2022

Why do we walk? We walk our cities to honor and activate the ideas of Jane Jacobs. Jane’s Walk is a community-based approach to city building that uses volunteer-led walking tours to make space for people to observe, reflect, share, question and re-imagine the places in which they live, work and play. This year's walk in Barrie will be held at 10:00am on May 7th beginning at the Southshore Community Centre and finishing at The Spirit Catcher. Pop over to janeswalk.org to find out more!

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