Growing Great Places Together

City of Barrie, Ontario - 2024 International Finalist

Barrie, a vibrant growing and attractive city of 159,521 people, features a jewel of a waterfront, new business and investment opportunities, and a connected community. It’s one of the fastest growing and most beautiful lakefront cities in Ontario. 

An abundance of parkland, totalling over 135 parks and 106 playgrounds, comprised of 740 acres, are scattered throughout the city. Barrie’s natural areas consist of 2,455, plus 88 kilometers of recreational trails.

Explore our city! Barrie is a place with opportunities for all citizens to build a healthy and vibrant community.