Directory of Community Programs and Services in Barrie Ontario

Heritage Barrie

Site: Barrie

Record #: BAR0429
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 08 Mar 2023


Fax 705-739-4270
Primary Contact Tomasz Wierzba, Heritage Barrie Staff Liaison; Phone: 705-739-4220 ext 4403


Address & Map
70 Collier St
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 1G8
Intersection Mulcaster St and Collier St
Mailing Address c/o Heritage Barrie, City Hall, Planning and Building Services Department 
PO Box 400 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 4T5
Physical Access Fully Accessible


Description (Service) Advisory committee to City Council on the historical and architectural importance of buildings and other heritage matters in Barrie, committee is appointed by City Council
  • Committee meets monthly to discuss heritage matters, add properties to the Municipal Heritage Register, purchase plaques, plan and participate in events, etc.,
  • monthly meetings are open to the public, for information and meeting details see the Heritage Barrie committee agenda on the City of Barrie legislative calendar available,
  • in association with the Barrie Historical Association, publishes seven brochures of self-guided Walking Tours, including Downtown East, Downtown West, Allandale, Grand Homes, Rodney and Blake Streets, Discovering the Waterfront, H-Block and Court House Hill, From Portage to Prosperity - a Brief History of Barrie, Ontario (From Portage to Prosperity currently out of print)
    • print copies are available in limited quantities at City Hall, Planning Services Department and Tourism Barrie, while supplies last
    • online versions available on the Tourism Barrie website, see HeritageWalkingTours and are mapped at Discover Barrie
    • Note, new historic neighbourhood guides are currently in development and awaiting print
  • Maintains an inventory of historical markers and plaques
  • Hosts the annual Barrie Heritage Awards
  • Maintains a municipal Heritage Registry with a complete list of designated properties and properties that are not designated but are considered to be of interest, see Municipal Heritage Registry
Print Material Seven self guided walking tour booklets * From Portage to Prosperity: A Brief History of Barrie' booklet currently out of print

Service Details

Legal Status (10) Local Government
Hours City Hall: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Barrie
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or email for information
Languages English
Fees None

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