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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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      • 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.

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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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          • Establish a canoe/kayak marina somewhere on the shore of the bay.

            The BCKC doesn’t have a place for secure storage of small vessels. It would be great to have a secure place where canoes and kayaks could be kept to save trying to get them to and from the shore.

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            • Hockey & SportsTournament Hub

              Create a major tournament complex that will attract sports teams from across Ontario, Quebec and northern U.S. Let's make a serious statement for the future by establishing a major demand generator. A location with close access to Hwy 400 would make the most sense.

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              • 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

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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…

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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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                    • Barrie should join the #GivingTuesdayCa civic movement

                      GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that happens each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

                      It’s a time when Canadian communities, individuals, charities and businesses come together to celebrate giving and participate in activities that support charities and non-profits.

                      #GivingTuesdayCa is a great way to build community pride and show how we care about one another. The city can help bring charities and non-profits together with the community, businesses and organizations in a way that helps everyone and makes Barrie a better place to live.

                      There is no “right” way to participate as long as it supports generosity…

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                      • 1 vote
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                        • Add character to houses newly developing areas

                          Stop building cheap looking, super close together townhouses that sell for ridiculous amounts. Such as the new development land in Innisfil, we don't want to see terrible looking crowded houses take over the beautiful farm land there, it's bad enough as it is that it's being changed to housing anyways. Make them similar to the housing in Thornton where houses are a little more spaced out and houses have character. These houses should be worthy of the land annexed from Innisfil.

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                          • Make 7B Bear Creek Bus go to Bear Creek again that's literally why it's named Bear Creek in the first place

                            Why would there be a bus that went to Bear Creek not go to Bear Creek anymore it would make sense to make it go to Bear Creek again

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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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                              • utilize the beautiful path along the waterfront in the winter by making cross country ski tracks

                                Once the snow comes, two pairs of tracks running on the existing bike/walk path would make a fine cross country ski course.

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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.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Build a beautiful Theatre.

                                    Mady theatre is not an attraction. Barrie spends so much on the waterfront, but doesn't have a decent theatre. I know a lot of people who would like to have one for the concerts and plays that go on.

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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.

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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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                                        • Private Parking Officers

                                          City should authorize private companies as MLEO for enforcing / issuing parking tickets on private properties (visitor parking, customer parking).
                                          This would allow the property owner to pay for various service level they while and in return for real Enforcement while the City colletcts the fines with no cost of manpower to conduct the patrols.

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