A shortlist of names has been revealed for Barrie’s downtown centre for the performing arts.
Formerly known at the Mady Centre, the city has been asking residents to submit suggestions to re-name the facility and now they are being asked to vote on the finalists: Centre Stage Barrie, Live at the Five, Portage Centre, Five Points Theatre or Spirit Catcher Playhouse.
You can cast your vote at renamethisbarrietheatre.ca. The online polls will continue through Jan. 26 and the winning name will be revealed in February.
The old naming rights expired in 2016 and, since then, Pratt Homes has stepped forward to be the corporate sponsor of the theatre at a cost of $300,000. However, instead of adopting the Pratt name, company officials determined that residents should be involved in the process of making the new designation.