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  1. Waterfront parking

    The parking downtown waterfront should not go up to $10. They say that non-residents are coming to access water but not contributing to the local economy. There are many, including myself, that live in Springwater and contribute to shops, go to school in Barrie and also work in this city.

    Not only would this transition deter many but it would also give off the impression that we are not welcome in Barrie. Mayor Barry Ward was concerned about driving tourism away. Not only will tourism relocate elsewhere but it will also be a poor decision for local shops and businesses…

    143 votes
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  2. Encourage residents to co-exist with urban wildlife

    A majority of wildlife removal or "pest control" companies do not use ethical practices and leave people to believe that harmless species are a "nuisance" or that they "don't belong in cities".

    I think many residents would like to have a reliable and humane way of handling their wildlife issues around the home and to know that their city promotes the humane treatment of all animals.

    Having resources on the City's website and referrals to humane wildlife removal companies would help educate people on the proper way to co-exist with the animals we encroached on.

    189 votes
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  3. Making parking free for downtown and all of the beaches

    Make parking free for downtown and all of the beaches! With covid19 social distancing is now more important than ever and cars help with that process by spacing pedestrians. This will also help with the downtown core and many beaches increasing tourism while not increasing risk of infection that patios and walkways obviously do

    56 votes
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  4. Speed reduction on Little Ave

    Add speed bumps on Little Ave to slow the speeders down. This is an area with MANY children playing or even walking/bike riding with family. I would like to suggest two speed bumps: one between Fairview and Bayview on Little and the other between Bayview and Huronia also on Little. I have heard countless stories and been witness to far too many close calls & accidents in these areas. We need to keep our children and families safe.

    12 votes
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  5. Restrict parking to one side of the street at a time on 2-lane residential streets

    This has been posted before but should be reviewed again. Vehicles parked on both sides obstructs traffic flow and creates unnecessary hazards in many neighborhoods, like unseen pedestrian stepping out between parked cars to cross street.

    24 votes
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  6. Blue Community

    Barrie should work toward becoming a blue community.

    The Blue Communities Project calls on communities to adopt a water commons framework by:


    1. Recognizing water and sanitation as human rights.

    2. Banning or phasing out the sale of bottled water in municipal facilities and at municipal events.

    3. Promoting publicly financed, owned and operated water and waste water services.

    We have a beautiful waterfront city we should protect our water and our future.

    25 votes
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  7. No parking on side streets to many cars who wants to see these cars or trucks parked day in and out,

    Barrie should have no parking all year round on side roads. Some of these homes have 3 or more cars it is getting ridiculous. Who wants to see trucks and cars parked in front of our homes. They should start paying permit fees.we cannot even get out of driveways,
    Something needs to be done.

    7 votes
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  8. Add public showers

    The city needs year round public showers for homeless and people that don’t have access to them

    43 votes
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  9. Speed Bumps on Letitia

    I am a resident on Letitia street between Anne and Sunnidale Road. It could just be my opinion but I feel that many vehicles go well over the speed limit. This section of Letitia st is only residential with no businesses or stops signs. People turning onto Letitia Street from Anne accelerate quickly and continue gaining speed as they head towards Sunnidale.

    I know that Kozlov street has speed bumps put in during the Spring and Summer months to slow down traffic as it is used as a by-pass instead of Bayfield street.

    I feel that Letitia St is used…

    3 votes
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  10. shopping carts

    I see a lot of shopping carts on the side of the roads on sidewalks my suggestion is that if a bylaw or police officer see someone pushing a shopping cart on street or sidewalk should stop and charge the person for theft

    4 votes
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  11. Disallow anonymous trolls on this site.

    Anyone that isn't willing to put their name behind a suggestion here doesn't deserve to participate in a civic action of this kind. Trolling this site lowers the quality of debate and add little value to policy makers ability to glean facts here. Plus, you may be a fake or multiple account user. Stop hiding. Get real.

    1 vote
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  12. No cuts to police budget

    Leave police funding alone.

    9 votes
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  13. More **** and scoop bags in parks

    We need biodegradable **** and scoop bags in and around city parks and facilities. Also the addition of garbage bins for them.

    8 votes
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  14. Lower Student Bus Fares

    Offer a discount monthly bus fare for students who are registered in school. Student will be required to show a valid student card to receive this pass or discounted fare.

    Fare prices a month $25.00 with a valid student card
    Ride fare - $2.00

    50 votes
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  15. Increase bus frequency to Georgian college

    You should increase the frequency of buses to georgian college. Especially at johnson at georgian because some student doesn't get room in the bus so driver have to leave them. And at that stop only 8A stops so it gets almost full from before stations so we are facing problems. If it's possible add an stop of 100 at johnson at Georgian.

    Thank you

    23 votes
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  16. STOP PLOWS FROM BLOCKING IN DRIVEWAYS

    Other cities are using newer equipment to prevent plotting in residential drives. As we are part of the snow belt, a bedroom community for Toronto and a tourist zone we need to be able to leave in the mornings after a storm. After we have already busted our backs shoveling or using blowers (therefore gas) moving the show. To wake up at 6am to find your work undone is infuriating to be polite.

    ENOUGH

    24 votes
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  17. City’s Beach Workout and Calisthenics Designated Area

    All athletes will be able to promote a healthy lifestyle by using the first in the Simcoe County designated outdoors workout space. Pull up and push up bars is everything that is needed. It does not cost much to promote a healthier community and lifestyle. In other words cheap to build and maintain this equipment.

    10 votes
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  18. Extra large recycle bins on wheels with lids

    Many communities use automated trucks for emptying the recycle bins which have at least five times the capacity of the current bin. People would recycle more with larger capacity bins instead they start throwing things in the garbage. Not to mention it would be much safer if a driver does not have to leave the vehicle as I've seen many times a driver jumps out of the vehicle while it's still moving. One of these days those trucks brakes will not engage and will keep going without the driver and someone's going to get hurt or killed! Also people with…

    14 votes
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  19. 18 votes
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  20. Support our community

    Create a list of:
    1. locally owned businesses
    2. locally manufactured/products
    3. local businesses that revest in the community or community charities

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