Youth & the Official Plan

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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.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Share your thoughts about your future in Barrie with this quick survey. Your feedback will help determine trends and patterns in future land use as well as key elements Barrie had or needs in order to allow people to work and live in the same city.

    This survey will be open until February 17, 2019.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The following images are photos of Barrie now with artist renderings of how it could look in the future. Move the slider across each image and watch it transform. 

    Note: These images are illustrative artist renderings and do not represent any current or planned development application(s). They are only to give an idea of potential future development in order to gather feedback.

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