Official Plan Project (Phase 2)

Consultation has concluded. Thank you for your participation and providing valuable feedback.

Helping Shape Barrie's Future: Phase 2 Engagement Summary Report

This report provides a summary of what we heard during the series of Phase 2 public engagement initiatives that included stakeholder focus groups, the Places Survey, Waterfront City Walk and Envision Barrie: An Interactive Screening. The project team will use this information to inform the direction of the new OP, and to begin drafting the new policies. We thank all of those who participated for their valuable feedback. We look forward to continued engagement with you!

Phase 2 Engagement Summary Report

Discussion Papers: identifying and discussing issues facing Barrie

The discussion papers below are centred around seven themes that were prevalent in the feedback we received in Phase 1 of the OP project. These discussion papers incorporate your feedback, research into Barrie's current situation and best practices around the world, to explore different solutions and ideas on how to address issues that affect Barrie.

The policy options and directions presented in these papers will help pin-point our vision to making Barrie a liveable, healthy, accessible and thriving city. They are a starting point for generating discussion about general policy issues in this phase of the Official Plan Project.









Helping Shape Barrie's Future: Phase 2 Engagement Summary Report

This report provides a summary of what we heard during the series of Phase 2 public engagement initiatives that included stakeholder focus groups, the Places Survey, Waterfront City Walk and Envision Barrie: An Interactive Screening. The project team will use this information to inform the direction of the new OP, and to begin drafting the new policies. We thank all of those who participated for their valuable feedback. We look forward to continued engagement with you!

Phase 2 Engagement Summary Report

Discussion Papers: identifying and discussing issues facing Barrie

The discussion papers below are centred around seven themes that were prevalent in the feedback we received in Phase 1 of the OP project. These discussion papers incorporate your feedback, research into Barrie's current situation and best practices around the world, to explore different solutions and ideas on how to address issues that affect Barrie.

The policy options and directions presented in these papers will help pin-point our vision to making Barrie a liveable, healthy, accessible and thriving city. They are a starting point for generating discussion about general policy issues in this phase of the Official Plan Project.









  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded and results are being reviewed.

    Your involvement is vital to making the Official Plan a success! We want to ensure that the new OP is guided by the people who live and work in Barrie and that the OP reflects the needs and desires of the community. 

    Complete this survey to share how you feel about the different development options in Barrie. 

    Consider the following key question: What are the places and spaces that you want to see more of in the City? Answering this key question will help determine what types of development to prioritize.

    This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to

    Your involvement is vital to making the Official Plan a success! We want to ensure that the new OP is guided by the people who live and work in Barrie and that the OP reflects the needs and desires of the community. 

    Complete this survey to share how you feel about the different development options in Barrie. 

    Consider the following key question: What are the places and spaces that you want to see more of in the City? Answering this key question will help determine what types of development to prioritize.

    This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and is available until May 27, 2019. Your responses are anonymous. 

    Thank you in advance for your time and contributions to the new OP!


    Consultation has concluded. Thank you for your participation and providing valuable feedback.