The City of Barrie, in partnership with the Williams Treaty First Nation communities and the Huron-Wendat Nation, will begin a stage four archeology study on the historic Allandale Station lands the week of June 4. The fieldwork is estimated to take 24 weeks to complete.
“The City of Barrie remains committed to engaging with the appropriate First Nations parties throughout this process,” said Michael Prowse, city CAO. “We truly value the collaborative relationship we have with the Williams Treaty First Nations and the Huron-Wendat Nation. The city will continue to follow the archeological processes, applicable legislation and any direction provided by the Province of Ontario to ensure protection of the archeological potential of the site.”
A representative from the First Nation communities will be on site to monitor the site excavation, participate in any decision making as the excavations proceed and ensure the site is culturally respected. An independent consultant will conduct a peer review of the archeology results and findings.
Visit barrie.ca/AllandaleStationLands for more information and project updates.