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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.
  1. 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.

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  2. Create a Crokicurl rink.

    A new sport that mixes the idea of crokinole and curling first founded in Manitoba.
    https://www.theforks.com/blog/68/crokicurl-how-to Here are details.

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  3. Prioritize Walkability Along Bradford Street

    As new developments sprout up along Bradford street, we have the opportunity to grow downtown and to encourage the kind of diversity and inclusivity that Barrie is so proud of.
    By requiring developers to create live edges along the street, with small-scale retail, and priority for pedestians and cyclists we can create room for small businesses to flourish and ensure that the people who live in the surrounding communities are included in barries future prosperity.

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  4. Anti white privilage law

    In a climate of #blm and #defundthepolice. We need an anti white privilage law. A w3hite privilege are not just a privileged person. They’re very dangerous to our community. Draining our resources and put our law enforcement in harms way, where situations escalate. Our police should not be attending neighborhood disputes, noise complaints, people whining about out of towners leaving trash, speeders, renters and what goes on in their properties and the list goes on and on. While clog up our emergency lines, real calls go unanswered. A fine attached to a frivolous call is what is needed. Any time…

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  5. Outdoor washrooms in the winter

    With Covid continuing, my friends and I want to meet outdoors throughout the winter. The one thing holding us back is the lack of washroom access in parks in winter. Even port-a-potties would be great! Please consider providing access to public outdoor washrooms so we can do our part to reduce the Covid curve in our area! Thanks!

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    Thank you for participating in the City’s suggestion forum. Please note the washrooms that currently remain open year-round:

    The heated FAMILY washrooms at the Centennial Park building are open daily, 8am–5pm.

    Southshore Community Centre’s externally-accessible heated washroom (near Allandale Station Park and Military Heritage Park) is open daily, 8am–5pm.

    Hope this information is helpful!

    www.barrie.ca/parks

  6. Advertisement on Red signal

    Hello, Barrie.
    I think, it would be great if city of Barrie place a big LED screen on busy traffic intersection, to show small commercials could make good amount of money for municipality, to promote the various business sectors.

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  7. Proof of address required for use of City recreational areas.

    I believe we have been having far too many visitors from Toronto and York Region making use of Barrie's outdoor recreational facilities.

    Aa a resident, I have avoided many of these locations due to overcrowding.

    Should Barrie residents who are not sick be forced to self isolate in order to allow out of towners to monopolize OUR amenities???

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  8. Diversity

    On Barrie.ca website, click on Living. On the photo carousel the second photo shows 4 kids that I am sure makes a lot of Barrie's residents feel like they don't belong here. Please show diversity in the photos that you use on barrie.ca. If every one in Barrie was white-skin with blue-eyes maybe it would have been fine to see just that in the photos of our city's website. But that's not the case anymore. Barrie is a lot more diverse now.

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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…

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    The City has launched a new interactive tool for residents to suggest locations in Barrie where they would like to see speed cushions installed: https://bit.ly/BarrieSpeedCushions

    Residents can use this application to submit a location, or “like” a location already submitted, for the City to consider putting a speed cushion in 2021. The City will collect submissions until November 13, 2020.

    The submissions received from the public will be shared with Members of Council in January 2021 to help councillors decide where speed bumps should be placed in each ward in 2021.

    Visit www.barrie.ca/traffic to learn more about the City’s traffic calming methods.

  10. Change the minimum distance for school buses.

    I have to walk 2.5 km to get to high school and I don't get a school bus. I need to pay for the city bus in the winter and now it doesn't even get me close enough to be on time for class. Also why are student fares so expensive? If the city was thinking of having a city bus free for the high school student bus kids WHY WASN'T IT FREE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ALL ALONG. peace out uwu.

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  11. Repave the trail around the waterfront.

    Existing asphalt trail is in poor condition for kids on scooters, rollerblading, skateboarding and in some section poor for even walking or riding a bike.

    This is a very well used trail and should be maintained at a higher level.

    14 votes
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  12. 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.

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  13. Improve the Barrie Skatepark

    The Skatepark in Barrie at Queens Park is 20+ years old and in disrepair. The original design is outdated and not well executed. There are dangerous cracks throughout and the coping and transitions aren’t well designed or constructed. Barrie has a large population of skateboarders, scooters and bikers who would appreciate a more modern and less dangerous facility, with features compatible for the novice up to the expert.

    7 votes
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  14. Stop using the Barrie Advance to distribute the City of Barrie Calendar

    The Barrie Advance can not guarantee to the door delivery and for most of us only get it thrown on our driveways.
    I have had to stop delivery because I have someone clear the snow from my driveway and I do not want these haphazardly thrown newspapers wrecking their equipment.
    Can the city switch delivery methods? Hire a charity to deliver the calendars or use (I hate to say it) Canada Post.

    5 votes
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  15. Recreational Trail - Barrie Collingwood Railway

    Repurpose the old tracks that are costing taxpayers money into a recreational trail that can run from Barrie and Collingwood connecting two of the best lifestyle cities. The trail can be for walking/running, biking and snowmobiling. It’s not feasible to keep these tracks operational unless the small amount of business’ using them contribute to the running costs. Transit is already being looked after through existing future projects so a recreational trail here would be the best option. There aren’t enough tourists/commuters going from Barrie to Collingwood to justify transit implementation.

    Recreational trail would be the best thing for our city!

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  17. ban people from outside simcoe county while there area is in “red” or lockdown. Why should this area have to deal with consequences of the

    It will cost this area. Ie hospital beds being full, when virus spreads exponentially We will be in lockdown for Christmas when we should be on the other side of the curve

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  18. Ban photo radar

    Photo radar is illegal. This is because the owner of a car is not always the driver. Is the car a fleet vehicle, a lease, what if it’s an actual emergency vehicle? Photo radar cannot tell the difference. This is why it cannot go against your points or your insurance. Instead those who are wealthy will continue to ignore it while those trying to get by will be wrongfully “fined”.

    It also disrupts traffic and causes a far more dangerous situation.

    Photo radar cannot tell the flow of traffic. If you’re going up hill or down or how many cars…

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  19. 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

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  20. that the City investigate an alternative way of treating waste

    On CBCNN on November 25, there was an article on an alternative way to handle waste. A Nova Scotia company turns trash into fuel.
    See: Sustane Technologies Inc., Chester, Nova Scotia.

    We'd have to build a bigger plant but the technology would save our landfill needs.

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