FedEx to build distribution centre in south end Barrie

Unknown yet how many jobs will be created with this build

Park Place is getting a new neighbour.

The shipping giant FedEx said on Monday it will be building a new ground distribution centre on lands just north of Park Place, formerly occupied by the Molson brewery. “The FedEx Ground distribution center at One Big Bay Point Road in Barrie is scheduled to open in summer of 2022 and will be approximately 181,000 square feet,” reads a statement provided to Barrie 360. “The site was chosen because of its ease of access to major highways, proximity to customers’ distribution centers and a strong local community workforce for recruiting employees.”

Meredith Miller, FedEx Communications Manager, wasn’t able to confirm how many new jobs will be generated by this facility just yet.