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  1. Have a City of Barrie Day at the Blue Jays or Argos game

    The City of Barrie should have a special weekend day at a Blue Jays or Argos game in September or October. The Toronto teams could offer discounted tickets to the game. The Mayor could throw out the first pitch at the ball game. Citizens could travel on special GO Trains. This idea could also help promote our great city to the many fans in the GTA. We can also help boost the attendance for the Toronto teams and help built a sense of community for Barrie residents travelling with neighbours on the Go Train.

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    • Post wait times at the dump

      It would be amazing if dump wait times were posted online. It would reduce wait times and frustration. Even just on weekends. Or a second scale to get people through more quickly.

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      • Live camera feed for dump entrance

        I'd like to see a live camera feed facing the entrance to the dump so we can see what the size of the queue. I believe this will modulate the traffic coming into the dump especially during prime hours and provide a more pleasant experience when you know what to expect before making the trek.

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        • honoring the veterans/acknologing the memorial before each live event at Meridian Place

          The City & Mayor Lehman has done a marvellous job in design of the new Meridan Place, incorporating historical and modern themes.

          My suggestion would be, before each live event, the "performer" would address/give thanks to the memorial and point out that the statues in the back (of staging area) are why we can be here today enjoying this fine venue, in this great city-and country!
          "submitted by Douglas P.M."

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          • sweep grass cuttings from sidewalks

            Grass Cuttings on Sidewalks:
            Residents and Public Works Employees should consider sweeping grass cuttings from sidewalks. These cuttings, especially if rained on, become dangerous paths to walk on as well as making our city look unkempt.

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            • Plant bright red and white flowers every year along the city's baskets and planters to show patriotism all the time.

              I suggest we plant vibrant red and white flowers every year in all the city's baskets and planters to show patriotism all the time.

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                • Offer Bus rides to Canada’s Wonderland

                  Reasoning onto why is cause Many other major cities in the GTA offer ride services to York Region Canada’s Wonderland and which we should offer the same for those who live in Barrie. It’ll be convient and more people would be able to enjoy the day at wonderland. For the cost of the trip should be $5/person. Also offer this during the season openings. It’ll be convient for those who can’t afford go transit and other city transit that come to Barrie

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                  • Put a moratorium on demolition permits until all empty/deserted lots downtown, and on Bradford are occupied by thriving businesses

                    All the demolition in 2018 seems backwards when there are still plenty of deserted and empty lots downtown and along Bradford St that are eyesores. Surely there is some way to incentivize new developments using a vacant lot instead of tearing something existing down?

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                    • We need a second bingo hall

                      We need a second bingo hall in barrie

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                      • Lights Ellen street park

                        The city put a beautiful park next to 75 Ellen street, but no lighting, residents are nervous about walking there after dark, could you consider some lighting. Thank you R C Baird 75 Ellien street unit 105.

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                        • Modify 400 north on ramp from mapleview

                          Too much traffic is backing up into the “ square” while cars wait to get onto 400 north on mapleview. Cars coming off 400 south are backed up onto the highway waiting to turn east but too many people are in the way waiting to get on the 400. Suggestion is modify light or remove concrete at the box to make it 2 lane directly at the start of the lane

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                          • Have a Poetry Society and Weekly Readings for Senior Homes. This will build community and encourage arts

                            Pick a Poet each week and go and perform the poem or gently read aloud the work of the poet at Senior Residences, Hospice and other.

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                            • We need stores on Furndale and edgehill

                              We need stores on Furndale just
                              South of edgehill badly kids have only gas station on Miller and edgehill and Wellington for better store but way to far for walking to get candy or milk please concider this oh ya we have no arbys's here in barrie to just saying I like it there. Thanks

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                              • Traffic light/crosswalk Queensway/prince william

                                A traffic light and 4 way crosswalk is needed for safety of children and drivers at the intersection of Prince William and Queensway. It is difficult for drivers to make left/right turns and it is right in a busy school zone.

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                                • Traffic lights at 430 Ferndale Dr S

                                  In regards to the approved development at 430 Ferndale Dr S I forsee a very high risk to pedestrian safety due to overcrowded traffic. Not to mention traffic flow has already increased substantially last year, especially on long weekends. I purpose Barrie please consider installing traffic lights at the intersection of ferndale d s and Hawthore Cr to help minimize accidents and pedestrian incidents. This will help save lives and give children safer access to ardagh bluffs. This area already has a large amount of speeders due to the hill also so I believe Its our responsibility to eliminate this…

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                                  • Installation of a gate into a existing fence into Allendale Elementary/city park

                                    Installation of a gate into a existing fence into Allendale Elementary/city park

                                    I live on Carol Rd with a growing family (6 month old/4.5 year old) and there are no sidewalks (good thing). We deal with high speed traffic (1 CHILD DEATH within the last 5 years), There is no winter maintenance on the entrances to the park from carol rd. Also demographics are changing rapidly in Allendale Area, with lots of young families.
                                    I have done the wrong thing and put a gate in last year (I know that was against the rules now)I have been asked to correct…

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                                    • Keep the City Hall skating rink open until the snow and ice melts!

                                      March 18th is too early! The rink staff member just informed me that the ice is scheduled to come out after March Break, even though it is still cold enough for ice. I'm not looking forward to cancelling next week's lunch skate date with a coworker, especially as the trails are still covered with ice and snow! Keeping it open promotes healthy outdoor activity for individuals and families during a tough time of year waiting for warmer weather, but without enough snow to do other typical winter activities. I am sure many people will be disappointed to arrive at a…

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