Heritage awards handed out in Barrie to recognize properties of historical significance

February 15 to 21 proclaimed as Heritage Week

The City of Barrie’s 2020 Heritage Awards were presented recently at a Barrie City Council meeting. These awards are presented annually by Barrie’s Heritage Committee to buildings, individuals and groups who have contributed to the heritage of the community.

The three award winners for 2020 are as follows:

  • 24 Collier Street (institutional)
Photo provided: City of Barrie
  • 62 William Street (residential)
Photo provided: City of Barrie
  • 113 Collier Street (commercial)
Photo provided: City of Barrie

To qualify, buildings must have at least two of the following attributes to be considered for the awards:

  • at least one hundred years old
  • the property and buildings are well maintained
  • are sensitive to the heritage features of the property, especially if the property has been restored, rehabilitated or adaptively re-used
  • enhances the streetscape
  • assists in revitalizing the community through heritage conservation

Mayor Jeff Lehman has proclaimed February 15 to 21 as Heritage Week in the City of Barrie. The event is held across the province and is in recognition of heritage in all its forms, its diverse traditions and cultural expressions.

Visit barrie.ca/heritage for more information.