Barrie Public Library 

Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19 we will be closing all locations until further notice.  For information about due dates, fines, and holds pick ups, see News items below and access for updates on COVID-19.

Simcoe County Museum

The City of Barrie

Allandale Recreation Centre, East Bayfield Community Centre, Holly Community Centre:
  • All rental (ice, pool, gym, etc.) permits will be honoured at this time. Organizations/sports governing bodies can decide whether to move forward with cancellations or restrictions. If any choose to cancel, they will be issued a full refund.
  • Adult registered programs are running. If individuals wish to withdraw, they will receive a prorated refund and will not be charged the admin fee.
  • Registered programs for youth (18 and under) are cancelled.
  • Drop-ins/Fitness Centres will remain open to the public and can be used as patrons deem appropriate. Memberships can be cancelled with no admin fees charged.
  • Gyms and pools remain open for scheduled permits. Any cancellations will receive a full refund.
March Break Camps: All registered programs/camps planned for next week are cancelled. Full refunds will be processed as soon as possible.
Sadlon Arena: All venue rentals will be honoured. Anyone wishing to cancel will receive a full refund.
Theatre Rentals: All rentals will be honoured. Anyone wishing to cancel will receive a full refund.
Parkview & Allandale 55+: These facilities will be closed until further notice.
Preschool/Child Care: Programs are cancelled until further notice.
The City has business continuity plans in place to ensure essential City services continue to be delivered.
City staff are ensuring increased sanitizing practices on all common touch points and public spaces at all City facilities and Barrie Transit buses. Public education focusing on hand washing and cough etiquette has been increased in high traffic locations and residents who do not feel well are being reminded to stay home.
The City will continually update its website at with any changes to City services as a result of COVID-19.

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MacLaren Art Centre

“With an abundance of precaution, we are cancelling our upcoming Youth Council Coffeehouse to protect visitors, volunteers and staff. We are currently developing policies and procedures to address the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and will update our website with more information on the measures we are taking. Please note that we are remaining open to the public at the present, and are following recommendations set forth by Government of Ontario and our local public health units.



“The Barrie Colts have announced that the OHL season has been paused.

The CHL decided today to pause the CHL season due to the COVID-19 virus. As such, all Barrie Colts games are paused until further notice.


Georgian Mall


Barrie Film Festival

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With our community, patrons and volunteers in the forefront of our decision, we are confirming we will be POSTPONING our Thursday March 19, 2020 screening of PARASITE. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Pre-purchased tickets will be honoured on the new date and refunds, if needed, will be issued through our ticketing system. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ We will provide an update as we move through this unprecedented time and look forward to resuming our monthly programming when it is safe for all who attend. Thank you for all of your support and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Please everyone, stay safe and think of the most vulnerable in our communities,⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Your Best Friends for Film⁠⠀ @barriefilmfest

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Georgian College

After careful consideration, Georgian College has decided to cancel the 15th annual Pow Wow scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at the Barrie Campus.

Classes continue for now with the campus remaining open, subject to change as needed. 


Barrie Minor Lacrosse

Current Situation – March 12th, 2020

As of 4:00pm Thursday, the Ontario Government has imposed a two week closure of schools following March Break.  For BMLA players, we do not have anything scheduled during March break or the week following.


IMPORTANT: Any player who is travelling over the course of March break are requested to follow the Public Health Service of Canada recommendations on Returning Travelers: