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  1. I am opposed to the City of Barrie building a sports complex along the South Shore. Build it elsewhere. Leave nature alone to be enjoyed.

    I am opposed to the City of Barrie building a sports complex on the South Shore area of Kempenfelt Bay. That area is a semi-natural piece of prime property that is enjoyed by countless citizens, and it should be preserved as such for future generations. Build a sports complex elsewhere but not on land that is contested by indigenous groups, nor adjacent to a waterway that is environmentally fragile.

    John and Pauline Warnica
    68 Pioneer Trail, Barrie
    & Unit 14, 222 Steel Street, Barrie

    207 votes
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      35 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      This suggestion is now classified as Gathering Feedback.

      At last night’s City Council meeting, Council voted in favour of a motion that included the establishment of a Working Group/Task Force to undertake a study to investigate the feasibility of locating, constructing and operating a potential family-oriented sports and entertainment facility within the City limits. The next step in this process will be that staff in the Legislative and Court Services Department report back to General Committee regarding a proposed terms of reference for this Working Group/Task Force. A public consultation will then follow to gauge support regarding locating a family-oriented facility within the City limits, preferred locations, the demand for and potential usage of such a facility.

      Should this suggestion reach the 500-vote threshold and be classified as “Under Review,” the Working Group will be notified and all comments/votes received will be acknowledged as part of the public consultation which…

    • Offer FREE membership for Seniors over 65 at Barrie Recreation Centres

      Offering free memberships to seniors over the age of 65 at all Barrie Recreation Centres would encourage them to be more physically and mentally active which would in turn improve their health. This would help reduce doctor visit, hospital visits, combat obesity rates, reduce diabetes, and have an overall improvement in the lives of seniors who may feel isolated. So many seniors are on a fixed income and cannot afford to pay the membership fees every year. If they had a place to go associate with other seniors that was free, they would get out more to exercise and have…

      88 votes
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      • Restrict parking to ONE side of 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 neighbourhoods.

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          6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 9 votes
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          • Free parking at library

            Library is a place for kids and people to learn stuff. Most of the city, such as Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan has the library in the community centre, parking is free. Even some of the individual library in different cities are also FREE PARKING.

            We hope Barrie could have free parking for Library before set up library in the community centre.

            Make people like Library, it is good for our kids for our city, it is also good for our future.

            37 votes
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            • e-bikes

              have e-bikes registered and insured and stay of the sidewalks one almost hit my 5 year old granddaughter.

              15 votes
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              • Red lights cameras on Mapleview Dr. between Veterans and Bayview

                Traffic is consistently congested on Mapleview and almost impassable the Mapleview/Bryne and Mapleview/Park Place during "rush" hours. I believe a major factor is the amount of people that either continue to make left-hand turns after lights have turned red (have seen upwards of 5 cars do this) or have entered the intersection before they can clear it before turning red.

                Alleviating the people that completely disregard the HTA to save precious seconds and cause major traffic congestion by preventing flow should be looked into. Mapleview continues to get worse and no action seems to be taken.

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                • Offer Winter Sports at the Barrie Community Sports Complex

                  It would be great if the Barrie Community Sports Complex offered year round activities. It would be a fantastic location for outdoor skating rinks and cross-country ski, snowshoe and walking trails.

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                  • Run later or even overnight buses

                    This would help people without access to vehicles that work early or late hours, as well as reducing the amount of people driving under the influence by providing an option less expensive than a taxi or uber. Even if it were to be every 2 hours during overnight hours or later evening and early morning services, it would still be an enormous help

                    23 votes
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                    • Have a no parking on the street in winter from 5pm till 6am for snowplowing and emergency vehicle pathway

                      I would like to see no parking on the street from 5pm till 6am. The streets are clustered and it would be hard for emergency vehicles to get down any subdivision street if needed.
                      It's ridiculous already.
                      In toronto you have to call in cars for the night if they wanna park on the street which is a deterent for some people, time for big city Barrie to follow suit.

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                      • Permanent Promenade on Dunlop Street (Clapperton to Mulcaster)

                        Santa Monica, California's 3rd Street Promenade is a prime example of what could happen to revitalize our downtown core and rid it of the seedy elements and violence at night that are concerning visitors.

                        Formerly sketchy 3rd Street in CA. turned into a bustling strolling and shopping hotspot with cafes, kiosks down the centre of the street, twinkling lights, fountains, topiaries and buskers. Look at some of these photos.

                        https://www.terragalleria.com/images/us-ca/usca43412.jpeg
                        https://www.terragalleria.com/california/picture.usca43406.html

                        It became so popular that shops and restaurants stayed open in the evenings. A wonderful way to end the day.

                        Close Dunlop to traffic from 5 corners to Mulcaster.…

                        43 votes
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                        • Enforce keeping the sidewalks in front of their businesses clean.

                          The downtown core has always been a bone of contention for me. This city's downtown is disgusting. Gum all over the sidewalks, dirty sidewalks, stained sidewalks, bricks missing in the sidewalks and now paving tar put in the holes left by bricks that are missing (which sticks all over our shoes). Either purchase more paver stones and put them in the places where they are missing (cheapest fix) or put concrete back down. Then make the businesses power wash their sidewalks or the city do it like in other cities. Our downtown core streets and sidewalks are disgusting. This year…

                          19 votes
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                          • Have a better set up for holly drop in schedules.

                            Staff are extremely rude at front desk and insist on people waiting in line before entering programs. Front desk can be assisting other people for up to twenty mins leaving parents with kids waiting. The staff that set up the gym should be able to take a head count and stamp people's hands instead of having to wait at front desk and missing half the class. Staff at front desk should be more approachable instead of feeling like your being scolded for asking them a question also.

                            9 votes
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                            • doesn't allow the development of condo expansion and paeking lot expansion at 101 kozlov street. there is already too much traffic here

                              There is already too much traffic in this tight little area and with recent crime in the condos I think its a bad idea to cram even more people and parking spots in here. When driving around the city you can see lots of adequate more viable space elsewhere.

                              4 votes
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                              • Do not inactivate suggestions so quickly and an additional vote should reactivate them immediately.

                                A number of suggestions have been made inactive recently with the reason given that they had been inactive for the past year or are 3 years old. But I have voted for and/or commented on some of these in 2017, and some recently. Is that not activity?
                                Do not inactivate suggestions so quickly. Also if a suggestion is inactive and receives an additional vote, it should be reactivated immediately rather that having to start a new suggestion and lose all the attached comments.

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                                • Green engine ( Idle Free Certification Sticker).

                                  Simply turn off your engine while texting or waiting at the corner store or dropping your children at School. You get a green sticker free from the City by law.
                                  Some vehicle will idle so close to your building the pollute air gets drawn it by the air system and you are breathing this at work pollution. Thing about the children and elderly. Do yourself and other a favor turn by simply turning off your vehicle dont idle and get certified Green Sticker from the best City in Ontario BARRIE.
                                  I would get involve if l get enough vote, thank…

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                                    • Create a dog park in the field at Archie Goodall park.

                                      I would like to suggest the development of a leash free area for dogs. In the field at Archie Goodall park. This area is large, and vacant offering great potential for such a project. As well as being located in a residentiall area. With many families, and pet owners.
                                      The current field could easily be dived into two sections. Continuing to offer an open play space for people, and families. Well also offering a social area for pets, and owners to enjoy. Dog parks offer a great opportunity for our four legged friends. To get exercise, and socialize with other…

                                      45 votes
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                                      • We Need Stop Signs & Walkways on Int. Summerset & Kierland, to Access Summerset Park, St. Catherine of Sienna School & Ardagh Bluffs School

                                        Residents of the Area Need All Way Stop Signs on Intersention Summerset & Kierland To Access Summerset Park, St. Catherine of Sienna School & Ardagh Bluffs School due to Cars passing fast & not giving preference to pedestrians specially Kids going to School & Crossing into the Park, 3 walkways preferably on this intersection would be adequate due to access to 3 main Areas mentioned above.
                                        For your attention we thank you.

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