Communities in Bloom

Record #: BAR1548
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2023
Last Full Update: 19 Sep 2023


Office Phone Communities in Bloom Information Line: 705-739-4294
Primary Contact Mona Boyd, Parks Operations Horticulture Foreperson; Email:


Mailing Address c/o City of Barrie Operations Department 
165 Ferndale Dr N 
Barrie, ON L4N 9V9
Physical Access Not Applicable


Description (Service)

Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and an annual national program that challenges communities to enhance green spaces

  • 2023 Colour Theme is "Purple"
  • National Communities in Bloom Judges usually tour Barrie each July to evaluate the accomplishments of the whole community (municipal, corporate and individual citizens) on any of the following criteria:
    • Landscaped areas
    • Floral arrangements
    • Tidiness effort
    • Urban forestry development
    • Environmental efforts
    • Heritage conservation
  • all residents, community groups and interested partners are encouraged to join in, projects can be any size, no project is too small
  • Little Bloomers portion of Communities in Bloom allows youth aged 6–14 to get involved and share photos of their flowers, container projects, vegetable gardens, window art or other art projects
  • residents can register their beautification efforts by submitting a photo of gardens along with the registration form online or via mail/e-mail, see website for more details

Service Details

Legal Status (10) Local Government



2023 Communities in Bloom Judging: Jul 25-27

Judges usually in Barrie at the end of July, check website for dates or email for information

Areas Served Barrie
Eligibility No restrictions

Call for information 
Online registration form will be available closer to the event, see website for updates

Languages English
Fees None


Service Categories Environmental Beautification ; Special Events