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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. Build a makerspace

    We need creative outlets like woodworking and craft design. Learning and sharing ideas with each other in a space that allows for individual activity (1 person at each space is great social distancing). Space to try new things, or explore new technologies. Toronto has them, Hamilton has them

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  2. Consider using covered carts (similar to those that the County is currently rolling out) for garbage and recycling).

    The current blue/grey bins frequently blow around in the wind causing recycling to be scattered across yards and streets. The wheeled carts are also easier to move for both residents and collection staff.

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  3. Slow internet needs attention!

    Please improve the poor internet service within Barrie.

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  4. create "Beach booking" online service

    Create online service to book spot on the beach (for example 10' x 10'). System will record the reservation, generate parking ticket and take garbage deposit. At the end if place was left tidy - return deposit and rate the customer. Customers with the higher rate will receive discounts for future reservations.

    11 votes
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  6. Clear the snow around the bike racks

    I live in Barrie, and currently don't own a car, so my main forms of transportation are walking and biking. I used to do this during spring, summer, and fall, and primarily take the bus in the winter, but with the cutbacks to Barrie Transit, I've been continuing to ride my bike this winter, and I've noticed others doing the same. I really appreciate that there are plenty of bike racks around Barrie, so that cyclists can feel safe locking their bikes before going into stores, et cetera, but most of these bike racks are buried in snow in the…

    3 votes
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  7. Increase the frequency on Barrie Transit’s Route 2

    The city has recently brought back the regular service of the Barrie Transit routes 1, 6, 8, and 100. However, they failed to see one bus that is either always busy, or is always late. 2B is late to the bus terminal almost every single day from 12pm- 5pm. I have to leave my house 30 minutes earlier to take another bus because I know if I try to take the 2B to work, I will be late. Also, it doesn’t help that once the bus reaches the terminal, even if it’s 20 minutes late, the bus driver still needs…

    5 votes
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  8. Indoor Skatepark in The Maple Grove area

    The kids in our area are growing up and the parks are boring to them. This school year we have seen school class broken windows. The school board has put up video cameras to try to catch them on camera. Let's try to keep these bored kids out of the criminal system and give them a chance to change. An indoor skatepark and if kids can't afford it, they can work for the their membership.
    JN

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  9. 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.

    2 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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

  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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!

    5 votes
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  15. mayor should have tik tok

    Hi i just fwink it wud be willy cool if the mayor had a tik tok or youtube or somefwing idk. He could do wike charlie d'ammelio dances and 100 degree knwife challenge to coneect to the kids betteh and make him look less dead inside...idk...just a suggestion uwu

    4 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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.

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