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Featured Pieces: Centennial Park

Centennial Park is on Schedule. 2016-09-07T21:05:13+00:00
A warm October day brings people out for fishing along the waterfront near the water fountain at Centennial Beach. 2017-04-04T22:52:38+00:00
Looking South West along the beach at Centennial Park. 2016-09-14T20:48:14+00:00
Complete Plans for Opening of New Park. 2016-09-07T21:05:08+00:00
Students swimming at Centennial Park. 2017-02-06T09:33:37+00:00
Looking North East along the beach at Centennial Park. 2016-09-14T20:48:18+00:00
Looking North towards downtown from a flower bed at Centennial Park. 2017-03-28T23:38:17+00:00
The playground at Centennial Park as seen from Lakeshore Drive. 2016-06-17T13:30:30+00:00
Locals fish at the point near the Marina adjacent to Centennial Park. 2016-09-14T20:48:18+00:00
Looking South at Steam Engine 1531 on Lakeshore Drive across from Centennial Park. 2016-05-23T21:55:09+00:00
Aerial showing downtown East of Allandale including Lakeshore Drive, Centennial Park and the Marina. 2016-09-06T18:30:18+00:00
Students drink out of one of the stone encased fountains at Centennial Park on Lakeshore Drive. 2017-02-28T23:15:24+00:00


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A Stroll Through Barrie Courtesy of Rayner McCullough

Steadily, Rayner McCullough walks me along Elizabeth Street. Hines grocery, then next to the that, a meat market. Next, an empty lot next to Central United Church on the east side of Toronto Street, where he played in the mission band. Just seconds later, we make our way to old [...]

Baker’s Buried Treasures

Prior to his passing in April 2016, Brian Baker was a well-known personality within the historical community of Barrie.  With multiple cameras around his neck at any given moment, he was Simcoe County’s unofficial photographer and a regular historical columnist for the Barrie Examiner for decades. Brian’s late wife, [...]

Local Artist Highlights Historic Barrie

Local graphic artist and entrepreneur, Tyler Gooding is making history – quite literally – with typographic Barrie-centric art. Having long appreciated the graphic art depicting the names of streets and locations in other famous towns, Gooding asked: “Why not Barrie?” The result: Stunning typographic art posters paying homage to some of Barrie’s [...]

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