Directory of Community Programs and Services in Barrie Ontario

Record #: BAR2591
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 16 Oct 2023


Office Phone 705-728-9850
Fax 705-739-9160
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
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Primary Contact Amanda Dyke, Culture Officer Development; Phone: 705-739-4220 ext 4593; Email:


Address & Map
70 Collier St. 90th Flr
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 1G8
Intersection Mulcaster St and Worsley St
Mailing Address c/o City of Barrie 
PO Box 400 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 4T5
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking - Accessible; Entrance - Accessible (auto door); Public Washroom - Accessible; Elevators with audible indicator


Description (Service) Designed to raise the profile of our dynamic arts community and provide local artists with well deserved recognition
  • made possible by the City of Barrie and the generosity of several local businesses that have provided either financial or in-kind donations
  • Nominees can be recognized for contributions in one of five areas:
    • Excellence in the Arts
    • Contribution to the Community
    • Emerging Artist
    • Most Promising Youth
    • Business Champion
    • Artist Beyond Barriers
The Arts Awards program was also the inspiration for the Poet Laureate program that rolled out in 2010 when the Department crowned it's first Poet Laureate, Dr. Bruce Meyer
  • current Poet Laureate is Tyneisha Thomas

Service Details

Legal Status (10) Local Government
Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Dates: Arts Awards take place in November, visit the City's website
Areas Served Barrie
Eligibility Artist or business owner, see website for details
Application Names of nominees are submitted via Awardify and selections for awards are made by a Jury Panel, for further information contact Amanda Dyke
Languages English
Fees None

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