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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!

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Step 3 Once a suggestion reaches 500 votes, it will be noted as Under Review.
  1. Rollerblading path. Would be great to have a place, path, oval, park etc. Need a new paved path.

    Rollerblading path. We need a nice new smooth place within the city to rollerblade. The lakeshore path is ok. But too many sections have not been maintain and are not suitable for rollerblading. Recommends include repaving the areas on the bike path that need serious maintenance (a lot) or pave the walking path from ******* to Johnson’s beach or possible circling one of the bigger parks with a paved path, like sunnidale. Thanks.

    6 votes
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  2. I suggest that everyone just dose their part to make living in Barrie fun again

    To much judging and hate in the world everyone needs to learn how to smile again

    4 votes
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  3. Use Barrie wastewater treatment burnoff to generate income

    https://www.upstreamdata.ca/

    using the burnoff to generate Bitcoin mining will generate revenue. No geek knowledge required.

    5 votes
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  4. Changing speed limit in Burton Avenu Alandale

    50 kilometer per hour speed in BURTON Avenue from BAYVIEW TO ESSA ROAD way over the capacity of this road. The distance between those two light s not adequate enough for any car to reach to the speed and keep it for a reasonable distance.The result is lots of gas consomption ,break wear out and a lot of pollution, noise and ashfalt destruction and off course annoying neighborhood.
    Kindly please reconsider the situation and if you agree bring down the speed limit to 35 in order to be compatible with other roads and off course the real life.
    Regards Mohsen…

    1 vote
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  5. Stop the Degradation of East Barrie Neighbourhoods by Absentee Landlord Rental/Boarding Houses

    Houses owned by absentee landlords are increasing in East Barrie and are impacting existing family homes in the East End. There are too many dilapidated properties, overcrowded rentals, and poorly managed boarding houses in this area resulting in noise issues, parking problems and a reduced quality of life for surrounding residents.

    Quickly pass bylaws to regulate and license absentee landlords, prevent the further proliferation of boarding houses and to pro-actively enforce parking, zoning and property standard bylaws.

    As an alternative to boarding houses, encourage the development of bona fide (student) residences nearby the college ie: on Bell Farm Road, on…

    3 votes
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  6. Close Dunlop Street during the summer early fall months | Supporting downtown business during Covid summer months

    Covid 19 suggestion:
    Close Dunlop Street during the summer early fall months temporarily during Covid 19 and allow business to expand theirs patios further to meet social distancing requirements. Local Businesses should ensure that their online menus are up to date to allow customers to order, eliminating the hands on menu.

    5 votes
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  7. Return washroom hours

    A lot of people are always trying to access the southshore washrooms after the lockdown with the new 5pm closure,

    We are now in phase 3 and would like to see hours return back to 9pm I've seen lots of people try to go in or I'll tell them its closed when i think they are headed to the washrooms.

    If it doesnt change we will see a lot more people decide to go behind the dumpsters.

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  9. residential street parking - south Barrie

    I think that a driveway should be for cars/motorbikes but not for boats & trailer or multiple trailers or ATV's or snowblowers in the summertime. When these items take the place of the vehicle and the vehicle is parked on the street night and day, after day after week after month, then I think a permit should be served. Street parking should be the exception not the norm. Builders are creating shorter driveways these days and people are beginning to use their garages for storage not necessarily for car(s). Hence the side streets are filling up and it creates for…

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  10. Dive park for scuba and freedivers located at Johnsons beach please!

    Hi you may see me out floating in my wetsuit I am taking up freediving and I do not wish to be killed by the careless boaters that you allow to operate in Kempenfelt Bay. So what I am proposing is a dedicated dive park so that boaters will be aware and stay out of the designated area. This would be beneficial as well because there are no active swim areas with over 30ft of depth something that is sought after as a diver. Thank you for your time.

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  11. Speed bumps on Maclaren ave

    The traffic on this street is too fast they come from foster dr and it is a drag race to get to Little ave. a park is in between the two streets.There is many children in the area.And no sidewalks.

    2 votes
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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.

  12. Put a stop sign at Dock and Cox mill road intersection

    We desperately need a stop sign at dock and coxmill road. It is very dangerous for people walking across dock when cars are flying down Coxmill and making a right hand turn down Dock road. With a school and old age home within a block we need to make this cross walk and street safe!

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  13. 1 vote
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  14. Introduce the FOG Cup Program. A way to collect fats, oils and grease deterring people from pouring down the drain.

    How to use the FOG cup

    Pour cooled grease, fat or lard into this cup.
    
    Store the cup (with lid on) in your fridge or freezer.
    Let the FOG solidify and then place this cup (and lid) in your Green Bin for disposal.

    The cups and lids are compostable, BPI certified, and approved for use in the City’s Green Bin program. Residents are encouraged to use these cups to properly dispose of cooking FOG.

    10 votes
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  15. Left lane going up on Mulcaster at Dunlop from Lakeshore was taken out when the fancy cobblestones went in and they took away the left turn

    Advanced light left on Dunlop from Lakeshore. Also lights too long.
    Big back up of traffic huge problem
    Put left turn lane back!

    5 votes
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  16. Remote access to fitness classes for Stage 3 reopen

    Due to reduced class sizes and safety of all participants , is there a way to setup classes remotely for Zumba or Pumped up at East Bayfield Community Centre?This way more people can participate at home along with those at the gym, and will be much safer for everyone.

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  17. Underwater SCUBA park

    Partner with the MacLaren or the Base Borden to create an underwater SCUBA park.

    Barrie is a popular destination for Scuba diving instruction, but there is not a lot in Kempenfelt Bay to keep certified divers here.

    I'm sure you would have an army of volunteers to scrub the artifacts to start the season.

    Sculptures: https://musamexico.org/
    Military vehicles: https://www.middleeasteye.net/discover/in-pictures-jordan-underwater-museum-aqaba-tanks

    4 votes
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  18. Load restriction on Huronia

    Load restriction on Huronia between Big Bay Point to Yonge st.

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  19. Annual Sunnidale Park Honey Festival

    SUNNIDALE Park is Barrie’s largest part. We should have a honey festival every summer where local farmers and producers can show off how they make honey and sell their products locally. It also shows support for bumblebees, who are endangered, and who are vital to our ecological balance.

    3 votes
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  20. A yearly parking pass for Minesing

    I live in Minesing and go to Barrie for groceries, cloth drug store etc.

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