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City invites businesses to submit proposals for Business in the Parks Pilot Program
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
(Barrie, ON) – Eligible businesses can now submit a proposal to book outdoor space at Meridian Place or the Kiwanis Pavilion (Southshore Park) to operate their regular business activities as  ..
Recovery 2020 - an advertising grant stimulus plan
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Apply today at ( To the businesses and citizens of Barrie and Simcoe County, We are currently living through an event unlike anything we have ever e ..
Call for Barrie Business Awards Nominations - Deadline: July 6, 2020
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Initiated in 2003 by the Barrie Chamber, the Barrie Business Awards program recognizes and celebrates the contribution of local businesses to the continued growth and success of our community. We  ..
Tourism Barrie Update
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Dear Tourism Industry Partners & Stakeholders, In recent days you might have read or seen negative headlines about Tourism Barrie's financial situation and our request for top-up funding f ..
A Message from Barrie Police Service
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Hello Barrie Business Owners, As we all navigate through the challenges associated with COVID-19 and widespread closures, the last thing you want to worry about is a break in or theft at your  ..
Ontario Joins Forces with the Private Sector to Fight COVID-19
Thursday, April 02, 2020
New $50 million Ontario Together Fund will support the development of essential equipment and supplies To stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep people safe, the Ontario government is launching a n ..
Downtown Barrie Takeout / Pick Up Map
Thursday, April 02, 2020
Click here to view and order safely and responsibly from our Downtown Barrie restaurants and cafes with their awesome map! ( Downtown De ..
Downtown Barrie BIA Launches Lifeline E-Gift Card Program in Support of Downtown Businesses
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Downtown Barrie BIA Launches Lifeline E-Gift Card Program in Support of Downtown Businesses Businesses big and small are facing uncertain times. Particularly hard hit are the smaller, loc ..
12 simple ways you can support Barrie businesses during this novel coronavirus outbreak (
Monday, March 30, 2020
Taking small actions can go a long way in keeping our community strong. These are trying times. They are hard on Barrie families. They are hard on Barrie businesses. They are especially hard on th ..
Tourism Industry Association of Ontario - COVID-19 Resources, Updates and News (updated regularly)
Thursday, March 19, 2020
As the voice of the Ontario tourism industry the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) recognizes that in times of uncertainty there is a need for industry to have access to clear and rel ..
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