Take the long way home; shortcut between Yonge and Lakeshore to be closed for 20 weeks

Work begins on expanded GO train service

It’s just a short street.
But it will cause a major headache for some drivers in Barrie.
Minet’s Point Road, between Yonge Street and Lakeshore Drive/Hurst Drive, will be closed for five months as of August 15.
This is due to work related to increased two-way, all-day service every 15 minutes.
Access to businesses on that stretch will be maintained during the closure.


  • Detour D-1; runs along Hurst Dr (Eastbound), to Little Ave, to Yong St.
  • Detour D-2; runs along Yonge St (Eastbound), to Little Ave, to Hurst Dr
  • Detour D-3; runs along Lakeshore Dr (Westbound), to Essa Rd, to Burton Ave, to Yonge St
  • Detour D-4; runs along Yonge St (Westbound), to Burton Ave, to Essa Rd, to Lakeshore Dr.