Tornado Resources & Support

Barrie Police Service
The Barrie Police Service has set up a central phone line for anyone who needs assistance related to the tornado in Barrie. Please call 705-728-8442 – call takers will take callers’ information to ensure a follow-up from the proper organization.

July 16 @ 11am: We thank everyone who has shared donations for those affected by the tornado in Barrie yesterday afternoon. At this point, we are unable to accept any further donations. Updates will be provided if further donations are needed. Thank you to everyone who has provided donations.

Tornado Resource Updates
We are sharing resources to our Instagram stories as we learn of them, click the link and view our “Tornado Supports” highlights to see what supports local businesses are offering

City of Barrie
Follow their Twitter page for updates

Barrie Tornado Volunteers
A Facebook Group for people offering assistance

Barrie Tornado Resident Support Group
A Facebook Group for people who need assistance

Barrie Families Unite
Please use this dedicated email address for e-transfer donations to help families impacted by the tornado: – at this point, there is no more capacity for physical donations, but the need for support will continue in the days and weeks as families figure out their next steps

Barrie & District Association of Realtors®
Through the efforts of BDAR and their Realtor members, there have been 5 families matched with short term rentals. This includes about 25 people and multiple pets.

In addition, together with their 1,300+ Realtor® Members and the community, BDAR is matching short-terms rentals with those in need due to the Barrie Tornado. They are building a list of families and individuals in need and communicating with them when a rental is available that is suitable to their needs. Please email if you are looking for or have a short-term rental available and keep an eye on their Instagram and Facebook stories for current rental needs.

COVID-19 Advisory

In response to evolving data around the Delta variant and based on the recent experiences of other jurisdictions, the government, in consultation with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, is pausing the exit from the Roadmap to Reopen.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts will continue to monitor the data to determine when it is safe to exit the Roadmap and lift the majority of public health and workplace safety measures currently in place.

Thank you for the work you have already done to protect our community by following public health protocols throughout these challenging times.

Stay strong, choose local, and please consider participating in our Rapid Screening Program to help reduce community spread.