The City of Barrie is hoping the youth will help provide a vision for the future.

The city is inviting youth to participate in the Official Plan Project. As Barrie’s youngest citizens in a fast growing community, the youth voice is a key element to making the city a place people will want to live and work in for the next 20  years and more.

“We want to make sure the youth take part in the Official Plan Project and help create a vision for our future,” said Andrea Bourrie, the city’s Director of Planning and Building Services. “While there are many ways for everyone to share feedback in this project, we’ve created activities specific for the residents of our future.”

Today’s youth can get involved in the Official Plan Project at or in person via:

– Map Your Barrie: Drop a pin on a map of Barrie to share what you like, what you don’t like and what’s missing in Barrie.

– In a Snapshot: Compare photos of areas in Barrie now with images of how it could look in the future.

– Youth Workbook: Available digitally and at the locations listed below, this workbook is a creative way to share ideas and help make Barrie a better place for them, their family and friends to live in for years to come.

Locations include the Allandale Recreation Centre (190 Bayview Drive), City Hall – Service Barrie or the 1st floor brochure holders(70 Collier Street), Barrie Public Library downtown (60 Worsley Street) and Painswick (48 Dean Avenue), Barrie Transit downtown terminal (24 Maple Avenue), East Bayfield Community Centre (80 Livingstone Street East) and the Holly Community Centre (171 Mapleton Avenue).

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