The City of Barrie, along with the Huron-Wendat Nation and the Williams Treaty Nation, are beginning further assessment and burial site investigation at the historic Allandale Station lands.
Heavy equipment is being used as part of mechanical trenching, but all soil is being screened for artifacts and human remains. The work should take about a month.
Archaeological involvement at the former train station, located on the waterfront, began in 2011. In 2017, additional human remains were recovered. Further archaeological work is required to identify and remove all interred individuals and to deterimine the extent, nature and origin of the burial site, as well as the population affiliation of the individuals recovered from the site.
Once the work is completed, the City said there is a process required that must be approved to close the burial site investigation order.
For more information about the project, visit barrie.ca/Living/projects.