City of Barrie

City of Barrie Right-of-Way Notice

Theatre Block Development (55 Dunlop St W) Lane reduction The Barrie Waterfront Development project at 55 Dunlop Street West has […]

Downtown Barrie BIA Membership Meeting

Downtown Barrie BIA Membership Meeting April 6, 2022 at 5pm Attention Downtown Barrie BIA Members: You’re invited to a virtual […]

City of Barrie Wayfinding Strategy: Public Survey

The City of Barrie is working with Cygnus Design Group to improve the city’s wayfinding signage system. What is ‘wayfinding’ […]

City of Barrie Wayfinding Strategy: Business Engagement Survey

Hey BIA members! The City of Barrie is working with the BIA and Tourism Barrie to reach out to businesses […]

Request to City Council to Create Small Business Subclass for Commercial Tax Relief

On January 15, 2022, the Downtown Barrie BIA Board of Management submitted a request to Barrie City Council to create […]

Financial Supports for Businesses

Financial Supports for Businesses Financial Supports Update (February 9, 2022): Small businesses that are subject to closure under the modified […]

Hot Cocoa Trail Social Media Kit

Hot Cocoa Trail Social Media Kit The Hot Cocoa Trail is back in Downtown Barrie! This event will run every […]

☀️ 🍂  Autumn in the City  🍂 ☀️ Fall in love with downtown Barrie. It’s Autumn in the City and […]

Annual General Meeting: November 1st, 2021   Attention Downtown Barrie BIA Members! You’re invited to the virtual Annual General Meeting […]

Open Air Dunlop Continuing to Support Downtown Businesses

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 28, 2021 (Barrie, Ontario) Open Air Dunlop Continuing to Support Downtown Businesses The interest and […]

Message from the Executive Director (July 9, 2021)

July 9th, 2021 Good afternoon, BIA Members, What a summer we’re having so far! Open Air Dunlop seems to be […]

UPDATE: Open Air Dunlop Begins Saturday, June 12 in Downtown Barrie

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 10, 2021 (Barrie, Ontario) Open Air Dunlop Begins Saturday, June 12 in Downtown Barrie With […]

Downtown Barrie to kick off summer with Open Air Dunlop on Saturday, June 19

For Immediate Release: Monday, May 31, 2021 (Barrie, Ontario) Downtown Barrie to kick off summer with Open Air Dunlop on […]

BIA Board Support for Proposed SCS Location

Downtown Barrie BIA Board of Directors Support Proposed SCS Location On Thursday, April 15, 2021, the Downtown Barrie Business Association […]

Bright Spots in Downtown Barrie

Bright Spots in Downtown Barrie 💚 The Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) has partnered with the Barrie Police Service, the […]

Downtown Barrie BIA partners with community leaders on Bright Spot project

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (Barrie, Ontario) Downtown Barrie BIA partners with community leaders on Bright Spot project […]

Barrielicious returns for its longest-ever event beginning April 9th

Barrielicious returns for its longest-ever event beginning April 9th For Immediate Release Monday, March 17, 2021 (Barrie, Ontario) Barrie’s premiere […]

Downtown Barrie BIA Responds to Decision to Place Simcoe-Muskoka in Grey/Lockdown Zone

Downtown Barrie BIA Responds to Decision to Place Simcoe-Muskoka in Grey/Lockdown Zone For Immediate Release Monday, March 1, 2021 (Barrie, […]

BIA working collaboratively to facilitate safe consumption site – Simcoe.com

BIA working collaboratively to facilitate safe consumption site, director says Barrie Advance Thursday, February 18, 2021 Simcoe Muskoka’s opioid crisis […]

A Voice for Downtown Barrie BIA Members on the Proposed SCS Locations

A Voice for Downtown Barrie BIA Members A decision will be made in the coming weeks on the location of […]

#WinterInTheCity Mystery Options with Lifeline E-Gift Card Program

#WinterInTheCity Mystery Options with the Lifeline E-Gift Card Program It’s #WinterInTheCity and all we’re asking you to do is #StayHome, […]

☀️ Open Air Dunlop ☀️ Open Air Dunlop is back for 2021! As part of the economic recovery plan for […]

Press Release: Noella Festival Tree Lot Raises $3000 for Hospice Simcoe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 21st, 2020 (Barrie, Ontario) Noella Festival Tree Lot Raises $3000 for Hospice Simcoe Supporting local […]

Economic Recovery Consultations

Date: Wednesday, November 18th OR Thursday, November 19th Time: 10:00am Description: The needs and challenges of Barrie businesses in the […]

Press Release: Words and Images: Public Art in Downtown Barrie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 6th, 2020 Words and Images: Public Art in Downtown Barrie Supports Community Public art installations […]

Press Release: Open Air Dunlop a Safe Way to Explore Beautiful Downtown Barrie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 Open Air Dunlop: A Safe Way to Explore Beautiful Downtown Barrie After two […]

Press Release: Barrie’s Santa Claus Parade and Tree Lighting Celebration Cancelled for 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, October 2, 2020 Barrie’s Santa Claus Parade and Tree Lighting Celebration Cancelled for 2020 The Barrie […]

☀️ 🍂  OCTOBER TASTING TRAIL – SOCIAL MEDIA KIT 🍂 ☀️ We are gearing up for a month long tasting event […]

☀️ 🍂  Autumn in the City  🍂 ☀️ Fall in love with your new downtown. It’s Autumn in the City […]

☀️ 🍂  OCTOBER TASTING TRAIL 🍂 ☀️ The October Tasting Trail is a celebration of our downtown coffee shops, cafes, […]

Open Air Dunlop: What You Need To Know

Attention BIA Members! 🍂  🍁  Pedestrianization of Dunlop Street East is coming with OPEN AIR DUNLOP!  🍁  🍂 In June […]

Press Release: Open Air Dunlop Coming to Downtown Barrie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 Open Air Dunlop Coming to Downtown Barrie The Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) […]

Summer In the City Social Media Kit

Description While we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times, one thing remains constant – Downtown Barrie is the place […]

#BarrieTogether Recover Kits

Description The #BarrieTogether Recovery Kit is a set of tools to support your business with COVID-19 recovery efforts. The Government […]

Commercial Leasing Info Session Recording

Description On Thursday, July 16th, Janice Mumberson and Cassandra Ironside of Barriston LLP held an information session to discuss the […]

Commercial Leasing Info Session – Tips & Traps Including Rent Relief

Date Thursday, July 16th, 2020 Time 4:00pm – 5:00pm Description The laws affecting commercial leases can be intimidating at the […]

Start Selling Online with a FREE Custom Site

Description The Small Business Centre and the City of Barrie have teamed up with Digital Main Street, Google, and the […]

Support During COVID-19

Small Business Support During COVID-19 As COVID-19 continues to spread, our thoughts go out to anyone who has been infected […]

Kidd’s Creek Improvements at Dunlop Street

Final Stretch of Construction for Phase 1A! Streetscape Pt. 3

Wow! Has the time flown by! Phase 1A of the Dunlop Streetscape Project is now on the final stretch. With […]

Downtown is Dirty & Loving It! Streetscape Pt. 2

The Dunlop Streetscape Project has been underway for a month now and it’s slated to transform the look of our […]

Supporting Local Despite the Dirt

Supporting our local businesses supports our local community. Downtown Barrie is full of hundreds of local businesses owned by our […]

Barrie’s Official Plan – Grow the Conversation

Date Survey Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019 Film Screening & Community Discussion: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Time Film Screening: 6:30pm […]

Embracing the Grit of Spring

Ahh, the season of grit. Somewhere in between the relief that comes with the end of winter and the energetic […]

Meridian Place Receives Honourable Mention

Description The Downtown Barrie Business Association (BIA) is pleased to announce that the multi-award winning Meridian Place has received an […]

Winter Market @ Five Points Theatre

Date Friday, February 8th & Saturday, February 9th Time Friday, February 8th – 4:00pm to 9:00pmSaturday, February 9th – 10:00am […]

Artist Entrepreneur Bootcamp

Date Apply before Sunday, February 10th, 2019 Description The City of Barrie is teaming up with Canada’s Music Incubator to […]

Attention Local Musicians: City of Barrie’s Customer Service Hold Music

Date & Time Deadline: Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 4:30pm Description The City of Barrie would like to feature local […]