Youth & the Official Plan

Consultation has concluded

The City of Barrie is growing and we need your help to create a vision for our future. As Barrie’s youngest citizens, your ideas will help make Barrie a better place for you, your family and friends to live in for years to come.

What you tell us will help the City create a vision for future Barrie: how the buildings will look, how we will get around and where we will work, connect and play.

Youth: Engagement opportunities are now closed

All youth feedback was collected until February 17, 2019, including:

The City of Barrie is growing and we need your help to create a vision for our future. As Barrie’s youngest citizens, your ideas will help make Barrie a better place for you, your family and friends to live in for years to come.

What you tell us will help the City create a vision for future Barrie: how the buildings will look, how we will get around and where we will work, connect and play.

Youth: Engagement opportunities are now closed

All youth feedback was collected until February 17, 2019, including:

  • Youth Workbook: Digital workbook and/or paper workbook.
  • Map Your Barrie: Map Your Barrie tool allowed for location 'pin' dropping to share what you like, what you don't like and what's missing in Barrie.
  • Future Barrie surveys: Two surveys collected feedback about Barrie's future and youth:
    • The Your Future survey collected youth thoughts about their future in Barrie.
    • In a Snapshot survey compared photos of areas in Barrie now with images of how it could look and collected information about what youth liked about each image.

Youth (age 4-24) who have participated in any engagement opportunity listed above will be entered to win one of three prize packs. Winners will be contacted when the contest is completed.

While residents of all ages are welcome to complete the youth activities, the draw is limited to youth participants (age 24 and under). Thank you for your understanding.

Everyone can get involved

While the feedback is geared toward youth, feedback from residents of all ages was collected. To ensure your feedback is meaningful in making better decisions, please visit your profile and update your details. It only takes a moment — simply click on 'Profile' in the drop down under your screen name and confirm/enter the correct information.

Map Your Barrie

8 months

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 what you like about Barrie (landmarks, public spaces), where you see yourself in the future (job, home) and what you would like to see in Barrie:

  • I like this landmark!
  • A landmark is something easy to see that helps people know where they are. Drop a pin to identify landmarks in...

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 what you like about Barrie (landmarks, public spaces), where you see yourself in the future (job, home) and what you would like to see in Barrie:

  • I like this landmark!
  • A landmark is something easy to see that helps people know where they are. Drop a pin to identify landmarks in the city that you know and like. Include its name, tell us why you like it and, if you can, upload a picture so others can learn more about our city. 

  • I like this public space!
  • Every city needs welcoming public spaces for all residents to hand out in. Drop a pin to identify public spaces in Barrie that you know and like. Include its name, tell us why you like it and, if you can, upload a picture so others can learn more about our city. 

  • Barrie could use...
  • Drop a pin to share what might be missing in Barrie (i.e. park, shopping, theatre). Tell us what is missing in the comment and, if possible, add a photo from another city so we can see what you mean.

  • My future job is here
  • Drop a pin to share where you see your future job in Barrie. Tell us what your future job is in the comments.

  • My future home is here

    Drop a pin to share where you see your future home in Barrie. Tell us why you chose this area and, if possible, add a photo of what the building looks like.

If someone has already dropped a pin in the same location you want to, please drop your pin anyway! This will show how popular a current or future location is. 

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. 
  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