Home 2018-12-05T19:55:28+00:00

A free educational, researchable online archive of historical content from Barrie, Ontario.

Start browsing historical photos, video, audio, or documents.

EXPLORE THE ARCHIVE BY NEIGHBOURHOOD

Featured Pieces: Willard Kinzie

Barrie’s first City Mayor, Willard Kinzie proudly displays the incorporation coin from 1959. 2016-09-15T21:30:06+00:00
Travis Doucette interviews Barrie’s first city Mayor, Willard Kinzie (1). 2016-09-15T03:52:59+00:00
Dr. Travis Doucette shakes hands with Principal Greg Brucker after presenting him with the inaugural Barrie Historical Archive Civic Award at Mayors’ Seat at City Hall. 2016-11-13T09:10:08+00:00
Former Mayor Willard Kinzie shares at the Mayors’ Seat event at City Hall (1). 2016-11-17T17:10:40+00:00
Willard Kinzie in his office at Kentucky Fried Chicken on Dunlop Street East. 2016-09-06T20:01:05+00:00
Looking towards Kempenfelt Bay from the backyard of former Mayor, Willard Kinzie’s home on Shanty Bay Road. 2016-09-16T20:46:23+00:00
Barrie says goodbye to two role models 2018-11-26T20:04:41+00:00
Wise Words with Willard – Beautiful Barrie Ontario’s Most Progressive City. 2016-09-15T20:34:44+00:00
Former Mayors Janice Laking and Willard Kinzie watch as Willard’s son in law watches in the Green Room before the Mayors’ Seat event at City Hall (1). 2016-11-17T17:13:33+00:00
Willard Kinzie (left), Les Cooke (second from right), Art Evans (right) and Members of Provincial Parliament (MPP). 2017-02-09T13:41:48+00:00
Exterior of 135 Shanty Bay Road, home to Mayor Willard Kinzie and family. 2017-03-03T11:35:19+00:00
History of Lakeview Dairy. 2017-06-27T16:22:47+00:00

SEE MORE OF THESE FEATURED PIECES »

Sign up for our newsletter "Old News is Good News" and get updates on our events:

The Barrie Historical Archive (BHA) is Barrie’s only free online museum.  Cultivated by local historians, we’re committed to capturing and archiving Barrie’s rich history and telling YOUR story.

Learn more about the Barrie Historical Archive »

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

From Barrie with Love Part V: Wartime Letters from a Briton in Barrie

Read the fifth instalment in this exciting new blog series, made possible by Barrie Historical Archive supporter Diana Strachan. Diana's mother, Peggy Newman, writes her parents after returning from a two-week camp excursion in Honey Harbour with her sister Joan. Read about her 1940s camp experience and relish the layers [...]

From Barrie with Love Part IV: Wartime Letters from a Briton in Barrie

Read the fourth instalment of this exciting new blog series for the Barrie Historical Archive, made possible by archive supporter Diana Strachan. If you need to catch up, check out the preceding blogs here. Diana’s mother, Peggy Newman, is now fully engrossed in our humble Canadian town. Here, she documents [...]

From Barrie with Love Part III: Wartime Letters from a Briton in Barrie

This marks the third installment in an exciting blog series for the Barrie Historical Archive, made possible by archive supporter Diana Strachan. Check out the preceding blogs here. Last time, we felt Peggy Newman’s anticipation for the Barrie Central Collegiate formal dance and heard about her adventures with best friend Joyce [...]

More articles
error: All content on barriearchive.ca is subject to our Website Usage Terms and Conditions. Reproduction of any materials in any way without written consent is strictly forbidden. For inquiries please email [email protected]