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  1. 27 votes
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  2. Notificaton of water outages on this website

    We woke up this morning and we have no water. immediately went to the website for Barrie water and could not locate emergency notification section to inform residents that there is a water outage in the Dean and Grace area.

    8 votes
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  3. Diwali firework

    Diwali is a popular Indian Festival celebrated with fireworks. It should be allowed on the day of Diwali. Yes the residents should seek permission from the city of Barrie which should allow depending on the subdivision. City should also encourage people to celebrate the firework on a wider drive way or community parks in the area.

    9 votes
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  4. 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.

    44 votes
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  5. That all garbage and recycling be placed on the same side of the street, so the teuck only has to go down a street one time.

    It is double the mileage for a garbage truck to go down a street 2 times to collect the garbage. If everyone put their garbage on one side of the street, it would reduce mileage in half.

    4 votes
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  6. Recreation Areas Maintenance

    I’ve noticed the trail maps at all entrances to the Ardagh Bluffs have been missing for almost a year. So today, I entered one trail area to see if they had been closed off (they weren’t). The trail had a lot of garbage visible in between the trees and at the side of the path. My suggestion is to create an annual City of Barrie Receeational Clean Up day for trails, parks and waterfront areas. Parks & Rec Staff would lead groups of residents to clean up garbage with the necessary equipment. You could have local businesses sponsor it to…

    5 votes
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  7. Train Hours Should Be Increased For Barrie Residents Working In Toronto

    Barrie residents who work in Toronto need the Go Train Service hours
    extended on weekdays. Go Train passengers need to be able to
    leave Barrie South Go Train Station later than the current schedule
    allows them to leave. Also, these passengers need to be able to
    leave Toronto later than the current schedule allows them to leave.
    People need to go to Toronto Hospitals for appointments . --- These
    people also need the service hours extended.

    3 votes
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  8. We need a true waterfront restaurant

    For residents and boaters, it would be great to have a restaurant right on our waterfront - not across the street like the Farmhouse or Pie or ******* (!) but something truly on the waterfront, overlooking the bay, with boat slips etc. Like Friday Harbour sort of.

    2 votes
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  9. 2 votes
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  10. have a Nativity Scene display in Barrie to celebrate Christmas

    Many Christians live in Barrie and there are many tourists who visit our city during the Christmas season. The City of Barrie can help celebrate the birth of Jesus with a life sized Nativity scene displayed on the Lakeshore or at Barrie City Hall.

    9 votes
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  11. 4 votes
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  12. Show Electronic waste Pavilions

    Show electronic waste drop off pavilions on the map on this website

    2 votes
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  13. Pot hole repair

    Pot hole repair needed in many areas of the city. Essa Rd. is quite bad. Suggestion to close roads and do a pot hole blitz similar to what Toronto is doing.

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  14. Sound Barrier along Essa Road from Coughlin towards Mapleview

    A cement sound barrier like the ones along the 401 in Toronto would go a long way to blocking the sound of traffic from the lights at Coughlin and Essa. Trucks gear up and down for the lights and motorcycles rev their engines as soon as they get to the intersection. Even with the windows closed you can hear the engines and it hampers the enjoyment of sitting outside.

    2 votes
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  15. Complete sidewalks along Dunlop Street at the 400 overpass.

    The sidewalks here are missing exactly where they're needed most, and getting to the other side of the highway on foot is unpleasant and unsafe, or worse for anyone with limited mobility.

    11 votes
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  16. 1 vote
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  17. We need more places to buy Barrie Bus Cards and Passes

    Allow Barrie Residents to purchase Barrie Bus Cards (10-ride card) and
    Barrie Bus Passes at various locations throughout the city. Currently,
    we are only allowed to purchase our cards and passes at the Barrie
    Bus Station and Barrie Community Centres. We should be able to buy
    them at Retail Outlets, such as Shoppers Drug Mart, and all Retail
    Outlets that sell Lottery Tickets. We should also be able to make these
    purchases at the Barrie Go Stations.

    4 votes
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  18. Purchase bus passes online

    Offer the ability to purchase Individual and Family Day passes, Monthly passes and Ride Cards online.

    1 vote
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  19. Offer a bus route to Tanger Outlet and throughout Simcoe County

    I suggest that Barrie transit to expand service into Innisfil for service to the Tanger Outlet Terminal. This would allow more passengers to travel to Innisfil as well Springwater township. Like how they do in Toronto with their buses going into York Region and Mississauga. It's just an idea, however this may benefit Simcoe county making it one whole transit system instead of municipality owned services.

    3 votes
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  20. waste

    Think tax payers should not have to supply transportation for city workers to get from home to work and back. Would mean less vehicles to purchase save on maintenance and fuel. I had to drive my own car to work and back.

    2 votes
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