MAKE A SUGGESTION

We want to hear from you.

We’re sure that Barrie residents have many great ideas for their City. This is the best place to express and share those ideas with your community. Let’s get the conversations started!

HOW IT WORKS:
Step 1 Enter your idea below and check to see if your suggestion has already been made; if it has, give it your vote and/or comment.
Step 2 If your suggestion has not already been added to this forum, post it!
Step 3 Once a suggestion reaches 500 votes, it will be noted as Under Review.

I suggest the City ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. Art Centre for at risk youth: Mzfadz Art Centre

    Barrie is a beautiful, creative and developing city. The City of Barrie is very family and community oriented. With beautiful scenery, this city is filled with artistic and creative potential. Opening an organization that will further develop the community through helping at risk youth and families by providing a creative platform, will not only have a positive impact on the community but also the future itself!

    According to the Barrie Homeless Hub there was estimated 7500+ homeless people in Barrie in 2011. This number has not decreased much over the last 7 years . Youth Haven serves about 200 homeless…

    119 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Backyard Hens

      Let's make Barrie a sustainable city by allowing backyard hens for the purpose of household egg consumption.
      Many major North American cities, including Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria, New York, Seattle, Chicago and Los Angeles, together with Ontario communities such as Niagara Falls, Brampton, Newmarket,
      and Guelph, allow the small-scale raising of hens. Now it's Barrie's turn to join this positive and growing trend.
      Hens have existed in cities since the dawn of time an
      d continue to thrive in communities around the world to this day. The benefits of raising them include:

      * Fresh, healthy and delicious home-grown eggs, free…

      204 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        22 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Interest has been demonstrated and this suggestion is now classified as “Gathering Feedback”. Please note another suggestion for “Backyard Hens” was previously (2016) classified as “Received for Information” after being considered by the Community Services Committee. For information please refer to the admin responses within that suggestion: http://bit.ly/1RZSRdq

        Full information about the meaning of forum statuses: http://bit.ly/1Qg9qm8

      • Weekly garbage pick up in summer months.

        During summer heat it is utterly disgusting to have to keep garbage around for two weeks. The smell, maggots, flies and rodents are health issue. Simply adding weekly garbage pick up for July and August would be help.

        17 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Crossing Guards

          We need crossing guards throughout the City of Barrie.
          It is unbelievable that a city like our does not already have this in place. All crossings that are frequently used by elementary school children should have crossing guards in the morning , during lunch and after school. It is also suggested that this be a paid position primarily taken by seniors.

          51 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Pay homeless to pick up city garbage

            Pay the homeless to help clean up the city...give them benefits...and help set them up warmth transitional housing....saw a video on Facebook where they are doing this in numerous cities and it is working for both the people and the city. Let’s lirerally clean up our streets!

            11 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Install Rainbow Crosswalks for the 2018 Pride Celebration in the City of Barrie

              You’re beautiful, Barrie!
              And you’re getting better every year... our beloved little bedroom city is more cultured and diverse- more inclusive and comfortable- than ever! Nowhere is this more evident than in the growing Barrie Pride organization, and the LGBTQ2S+ community around which it is built.

              We’ve come a long way! Thank you for growing alongside us, and for helping us develop a meaningful relationship to our city: with more important support and services; a better network of businesses; and a warm community of wonderful, compassionate people.

              There is something you can do though. One small gesture that would make…

              52 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Barrie should expand its bylaw enforcement capacity.

                Complaints about noise, smoke and dogs off-leash routinely go unanswered. In spite of paying taxes, residents are restricted in the use of both private and public spaces. These issues are not just nuisances; they represent real health and safety problems for Barrie residents. The city seems to have given up and abandoned its citizens to the abuses of those neighbours who choose to ignore the bylaws.

                8 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ban residential fire works

                  The city of Barrie needs to ban the use of residential fire works. Not only are they dangerous, they are an inconvenience to those with sleeping children. They scare animals. Adults who have to get up early for work are unable to get sleep as well. A 24 hour noise bylaw should be in effect 365 days a year.

                  29 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Better Organize the permit/inspection process

                    What good is a 4 hr window if you cant get here in 72 hrs...how on gods green earth can we not schedule a date or at least make an hourly window that you as the city are capable of of gettig an inspector to attend....perfect example of Barries lack in leadership and poor organization, while extorting residents with permit fees...someone needs to lose their job.

                    1 vote
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Prevent parking on both sides of the street in residential streets. Majesty blvd. & Prince William. Fire truck can’t get past!!!

                      There have been close calls with children running between cars out into the road. Cars can’t pass each other. The biggest concern is emergency vehicles can’t make it between the cars. There should only be parking if any on one side of the road. It’s insane how people park on Majesty Blvd. Dangerous!

                      7 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Monitor to ensure dogs aren't in parks

                        Many waterfront parks have dogs on the property and in the water despite signs prohibiting them. I've seen city workers out in the parks but no one enforcing what's posted on the signs. This creates hazards in our parks and waters, especially for children. Perhaps designate some non-waterfront parks for dogs and their walkers.

                        1 vote
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • fines for not cleaning up garbage within 24 hours after garbage pickup

                          Every Monday morning I go to work and I see garbage all over the streets and garbage on peoples lawns that was not put out properly for garbage pickup. The city of Barrie is always here handing out tickets for illegal parking. I suggest that we give out small fines for not cleaning up your garbage within 24 hours after garbage pick up. This way we can only hope people will start to have respect for their properties/rental homes or the neighbours around them.

                          6 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Advance Green Ferndale/Livingstone

                            Vehicles (specifically travelling south on Ferndale at Livingstone) are forced to only turn left on a yellow due to volume of traffic heading north on Ferndale each day. An advance green for left hand turns from both north and southbound traffic on Ferndale would alleviate this issue.

                            1 vote
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Restrict number of cars allowed to park on side streets in rental situations

                              More and more homes are being sold, renovated and used as rental properties. The principal owner doesn't live there. The number of tenants have so many cars that they park on the street in front of other peoples homes, not cool. In the past cars have run into on this street.

                              12 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Start volunteer programs to take seniors out to city events

                                So many seniors are alone, so many events are happening in our beautiful city. Why not organize outings with those who can't make it out on their own. Maybe a bus could pick them up and volunteers can help with this and getting them back home.

                                3 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Have a link in pingstreet for walking trails in the city

                                  It would be nice for people who live here and visit us to be able to download the app and be able to see where all of our beautiful walking trails are located throughout our wonderful city.

                                  3 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Install bus stop both at 927 to shield us from snow fall and cold weather while waiting for the bus please

                                    We are a number of Georgian college students who use this bus stop every day to go to college and other places. There is no both or shield in that bus stop.can you please install one to help us go inside of it while waiting for the bus in the winter . Thank you.

                                    3 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Put a barrier Owen street

                                      I think their needs to be a barrier made at the bottom of owen st to protect are war memorial.

                                      1 vote
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make bills available online via epost

                                        A large number of other Ontario municipalities (Toronto, Ottawa, Waterloo, Thunder Bay, etc) allow their residents to receive their water and tax bills online via Canada Post's online 'epost' service. The City of Barrie should do the same.

                                        6 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • stop allowing fireworks before holiday

                                          The current bylaw of allowing the setting off of fireworks I believe 5 days before a holiday and the day of needs to end. I do understand that yes it is fun for some to watch them go off but they forget about the people around them. A lot of them don't follow safety when doing this. Several times I have had neighbours set them off in their backyard or the middle of our street. We are a subdivision, the houses are close and people park on the street. Then the garbage that is left on other people's properties is…

                                          12 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3 4 5
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          MAKE A SUGGESTION

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base