Essa & Bradford Corridor Study

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A before and after of how intensification could look along the Essa Road corridor

Essa Road and Bradford Street have been identified as an intensification area, meaning they can help Barrie achieve medium and high-density mixed-use development to meet the directions provided by the Province of Ontario.

Overview of the Essa & Bradford Corridor Study

As part of the Essa Corridor Study, the City is proposing to amend the current zoning of selected properties along Essa Road to permit mixed use development. These locations (see proposed zoning maps) include:




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Essa Road and Bradford Street have been identified as an intensification area, meaning they can help Barrie achieve medium and high-density mixed-use development to meet the directions provided by the Province of Ontario.

Overview of the Essa & Bradford Corridor Study

As part of the Essa Corridor Study, the City is proposing to amend the current zoning of selected properties along Essa Road to permit mixed use development. These locations (see proposed zoning maps) include:




Feedback collection is now closed. Please refer to the project's Life Cycle for next steps.

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Please drop a pin on the area of the map to add a comment or photo. We would like you to share where you think there are opportunities to enhance Essa Road and Bradford Street as the city grows and intensifies:

  • Intensification Opportunity
  • Identify where intensification could best benefit the community along the corridor and what kind of uses could provide the needed amenity or service (e.g. a mixed-use mid-rise building...

To be able to drop a pin on the map, you will need to register and sign in. Your username will appear after any comments you make.

Please drop a pin on the area of the map to add a comment or photo. We would like you to share where you think there are opportunities to enhance Essa Road and Bradford Street as the city grows and intensifies:

  • Intensification Opportunity
  • Identify where intensification could best benefit the community along the corridor and what kind of uses could provide the needed amenity or service (e.g. a mixed-use mid-rise building with mixed affordable and market units and retail on the ground floor etc.)

  • Community Feature
  • Identify locations of possible or existing community anchors and/or features (e.g. neighbourhood park, gateway, public art, community facility etc.).

  • Movement and Mobility
  • Identify opportunities for improvements to the City’s multi-modal transportation networks (e.g. vehicular, public transit, cycling and walking).

  • Needs Improvement
  • Identify any existing areas, facilities and/or features that need some improvement. (e.g. underutilized or dimly lit public spaces, unsafe pedestrian crossing etc.)

  • Other Opportunity
  • Something else coming to mind? Let us know!


Instructions for dropping a pin

  1. Zoom into the area you would like to place a pin by using the + or - icon in the bottom right corner of the map.
  2. Select the relevant pin and drag it to the location you see an opportunity (pin descriptions and examples of opportunities are included above).
  3. Complete the comment section and/or add an image. Share the opportunity you see.
  4. Continue until you've shown us all the locations that are important to you.
Thank you for sharing your feedback!

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded