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☀️   Summer in the City  ☀️

It’s Summer in the City and it’s time to celebrate the re-opening of many businesses in beautiful downtown Barrie!

Sunshine and warm weather will be waiting for you 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 and after such a successful fall, we’ve expanded it for the 2021 season. Presenting Summer in the City – our fun and exciting campaign designed to help you fall in love all over again with your new downtown.

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

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

1. Open Air Dunlop

Beginning Saturday, June 12, experience a portion of Dunlop Street by foot, bicycle, scooter or skateboard! Head to downtown Barrie to support local in a physically distanced environment. For more information, visit

2. City Centre Patios

Beginning, Friday, June 11, outdoor dining will be allowable in Ontario! With over 20 sidewalk, lake-view and rooftop patios to choose from, downtown Barrie is where you’ll want to be!

3. Lifeline E-Gift Card Program including the MYSTERY Option!

You can still support downtown Barrie’s amazing local businesses from home! While we’d love to see you downtown, we are also encouraging everyone to #SupportLocal, so pop over to and check out our Lifeline E-Gift Cards! Not sure what to get for that special someone? Select the MYSTERY option and leave it to the experts to select something awesome for you!

4. Barrie Farmers’ Market

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

5. Historic Self Guided Walking & Bike Tours

Who doesn’t love exploring the history of their own downtown?
Barrie’s Public Art Tours
Historic Downtown Barrie Walking Tours
Barrie Bike Tours including a Downtown Barrie Art Tour by Bike!

6. 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.


We can’t wait to see you in downtown Barrie!