A section of downtown Barrie will be turned over to pedestrian traffic every Saturday this summer.
Mayor Jeff Lehman tweeted the Downtown Barrie Business Association is planning 15 days of Open Air Dunlop this year.
Here’s your daily dose of hopeful for Day 1:@DowntownBarrie is planning no less than 15 days of Open Air Dunlop this year. So once we can…we’re gonna have a walking-only, wide-open, patio-bedecked main street to enjoy every Saturday this summer.#Barrie #28daysofhope— Jeff Lehman (@Mayor_Jeff) April 3, 2021
The event was held over four weekends last September in conjunction with Culture Days, and a pop-up Open Air Dunlop was added for one Saturday in November.
Open Air Dunlop was launched as part of the economic recovery plan for Barrie’s downtown.
During last year’s event, Dunlop Street East between Mulcaster and Clapperton Street was closed from morning until midnight to vehicle traffic. This allowed the public to bike or walk along the street, and to visit a local patio or shop, and discover local artists and their works.