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Then and Now

THEN & NOW: G.G. Smith Furniture and Undertaking

THEN & NOW: G.G. Smith Furniture and Undertaking

Nowadays, it's just an empty lot, but for several decades it was a bustling location in downtown Barrie
THEN & NOW: Elizabeth Street Methodist Church

THEN & NOW: Elizabeth Street Methodist Church

After 150 years, the congregation with deep roots and many memories in the community came to an end in 2019
THEN & NOW: Dunlop Street West

THEN & NOW: Dunlop Street West

Elizabeth Street, which was renamed Dunlop Street in 1952, has been home to dozens and dozens of businesses over the years
THEN & NOW: Foot of Mulcaster Street

THEN & NOW: Foot of Mulcaster Street

The corner of Mulcaster and Dunlop streets in downtown Barrie has always been busy
THEN & NOW: Mulcaster Street

THEN & NOW: Mulcaster Street

Block has been a hive of activity for decades
THEN & NOW: 80 Dunlop Street East

THEN & NOW: 80 Dunlop Street East

Eastern half of the Bothwell Block has had many tenants over the years and some tragedy as well in the form of fires
THEN & NOW: Theresa Street

THEN & NOW: Theresa Street

'The Hill' remained in the Ardagh family until 1968 and still stands as a remarkable example of Gothic Revival
THEN & NOW: Robinson-Burton House

THEN & NOW: Robinson-Burton House

The home at 105 Toronto St., near Queen's Park in downtown Barrie, was designated a heritage property in 2005
THEN & NOW: Carley's Boat Works

THEN & NOW: Carley's Boat Works

Carley’s Boat Works remained at the bottom of Mulcaster until the property was expropriated in 1971 to extend Simcoe Street
THEN & NOW: Barrie General Hospital

THEN & NOW: Barrie General Hospital

Barrie's hospital was located at a few addresses over the decades