Barrie City Hall taking down the fences at Meridian Place on Friday as part of Step One of reopening

Limit of 10 people in a gathering

As part of a province-wide gradual reopening, Barrie City Hall says the fences at Meridian Place are coming down.

The fences at Meridian Place were first put up on April 29 as a means of quelling anti-lockdown protests at the site. With the province emerging into Step One of its Roadmap to Reopening on Friday, it’s time for the fences to come down. While those fences will be removed, outdoor gatherings at the space will be limited to 10 people as per provincial guidelines.

OPEN AIR DUNLOP IN BARRIE A GO FOR THIS WEEKEND

The removal of these fences from the downtown square will come just in time for an earlier-than-expected Open Air Dunlop, kicking off a week earlier than planned. A special city council meeting is expected on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. to discuss the potential of extending patio hours until indoor dining is permitted once again.