Back in 2009 The City of Barrie launched a Name your Neighbourhood campaign to promote historic community signage and preservation.
Over the past few years you may have noticed some new street signs popping up. Do you know the name of your historic neighbourhood?
|The Grove||West Village|
|Queen’s Park||Brock Park|
" In the heart of Barrie, the historic
neighbourhoods are thriving communities
which are clean, green, attractive, diverse and
accessible, where people are connected and
well serviced with facilities and amenities.
These neighbourhoods offer residents a
distinctive sense of place and character, which
evokes a sense of pride in those who call
these places home."
Historic buildings of interest include:
The Queens Hotel The Jail
Prince of Wales School
What's the next step? The City of Barrie has a long term action plan that would continue the process of improving and preserving our historic city.
Architectural Design Standards: implement enforceable
architectural design standards
Plaques: implement program and ensure regular maintenance
and replacement as required
Urban Design Standards: ongoing monitoring, review
and updating as required
Public Art: initiate implementation of public art program
For more information on the Historic Neighbourhood Strategy you can visit the City of Barrie. The HNS plans to continue until 2021.
Historic Neighbourhoods Strategy
Tel: 705-739-4220 ext.4572