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Barrie’s waterfront – a natural resource worth developing
Barrie is an exciting, caring and progressive community that more than 144,000 people call home. Only 90 kilometres north of the Greater Toronto Area on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay, Barrie offers an excellent life style and multitude of recreational opportunities to its residents – and visitors alike.
With the waterfront area of the city considered an asset, vis-à-vis tourism and recreation, Barrie’s waterfront is enjoyed by residents who take delight in participating at any number of events that take place on more than five kilometres of shoreline during the course of the year. Naturally, the bulk of these popular events and festivals occur during the spring, summer and fall months, but many like to participate in popular events that occur when the mercury falls.
Some key features that emphasize its popularity are its tremendous connectivity to the city and its ability to provide and accommodate multiple functions, events and programs of all types with broad appeal to a wide and appreciative audience. Generally, Barrie has attempted to avoid the reliance on a one dimensional mega-project, opting instead for a multi-faceted waterfront that offers recreational and cultural opportunities to an array of residents and tourists.
As the community grows and despite its established popularity, city council and supportive residents continue to see room for further improvement. Demand for use of the waterfront is expected to increase. Consequently, it will need to be managed carefully to ensure the existing high quality experience is maintained. Further, its natural functions as a recreational resource to the local and regional community, an economic development generator and tourist attraction, and its cultural functions as the host of numerous events and festivals must be protected.
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