Donate toward our wish list of material

Below is a list of some of the events, areas, places and buildings we’re looking for to add to the archive.

Think you may have photos, film or slides of something on our list?
If so, we’d love to hear from you. Please fill out our Material Consent Form and one of our team members will be in touch with you within a week.

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  • Construction of Centennial Park
  • Construction of the Marina
  • Tollendal Road and Thunder Bridge area (current day Foster Drive)
  • Construction of Bayfield Mall
  • Construction of Georgian Mall
  • Demolition of City Hall
  • Construction of Highway 400
  • Fairview Road prior to 1980
  • Filling in of the Bay for Lakeshore Drive
  • Construction of Letitia Heights (West of Anne Street)
  • Sandy Hollow area
  • Roadway systems prior to Highway 400 (Sunnidale Road, Little Lake Road, Edgehill Road, St. Vincent Street)
  • First-ever Santa Claus Parade
  • Former Zoo on Brookdale Inn Property
  • Construction/Opening of Barrie Shopping Plaza (Wellington Plaza)
  • Highway 400 Interchange additions or expansions
  • Any road maps of Barrie prior to 1960
  • Any road maps of Innisfil proper to 1982
  • Demolition of original Barrie Central Building in 1972
  • Construction of any schools or pubic buildings
  • Pictures of any roadway systems prior to becoming thruways or being expanded
  • Any pictures from Allandale prior to 1980
  • Any aerials from any era
  • Interior shots of the original Post Office at Fred Grant Square
  • Interior shots of the original City Hall on Mulcaster Street
  • Yonge Street and Little Avenue area prior to 1980
  • Minet’s Point Road and area prior to 1980
  • Allandale rail yard shots including Mechanics Building, Coal Chute and Roundhouse
  • Construction of East End Plaza (Dominion, now No Frills)
  • Downtown Woolworths Building prior to 1985
  • Downtown Loblaws Grocery Store prior to 1985
  • Allandale water tower
  • Businesses on Bradford Street prior to 1985
  • Wrecking lot on Bayview Drive behind Formosa Brewery
  • Formosa Brewery construction and opening
  • Bayfield McDonalds construction and opening
  • Towers and Food City construction and opening
  • Any shots of Bayfield Street prior to 1980
  • Barrie Union Cemetery prior to 1980
  • Sunnidale/Cundles Road area prior to 1980
  • Barrie Country Club when located on Sunnidale Road
  • Any shots of Sunnidale park from any period
  • First ever New Years celebration at City Hall
  • Maclaren Art centre when it was at the Wellington Street location
  • Any images of people boating before 1950 in Kempenfelt Bay
  • Any images of shop owners and their shops on Dunlop Street before 1950
  • 5 Wellington Street East before 1980
  • Any construction shots (or advertisements) pertaining to the Tall Trees Development off Cundles road in the late 1960’s
  • Any materials pertaining to Sir Robert Barrie, Admirals Clapperton and Worsley
  • Interior shots of local businesses prior to 1980 including Queens Hotel, Round-A-Bout Roller Rink, Towers, Food City, McDonalds and Barrie Burger
  • Any film or slides prior to 1980

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