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Rooted articles share stories about the people and places that make Barrie and area a community residents are proud to call home.

This section is made possible by our Community Leaders Program.


Museum staff look for ways to share history and stories safely

Museum staff look for ways to share history and stories safely

Midhurst facility open now by appointment; Bookings can be made in half-hour increments between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Barrie Heritage Awards your chance to put someone in the spotlight

Barrie Heritage Awards your chance to put someone in the spotlight

'We have many beautiful homes from the early days of Barrie, Allandale and Shanty Bay that are among the most distinctive places,' says mayor
Quaint century home on Tiffin St. on deck to join city's heritage register

Quaint century home on Tiffin St. on deck to join city's heritage register

'This home resembles a Gothic revival cottage, which is a fairly common sight in southern Ontario. Whoever built it was likely of more modest means,' city official says of Allandale home
Red Storey Field goal posts coming down as Barrie Central keepsakes

Red Storey Field goal posts coming down as Barrie Central keepsakes

'Those mementos will serve as a cherished reminder of the fantastic memories ... that took place on Red Storey Field,' says former Barrie Central coach and teacher
British family digs into its Barrie roots and what they found 'blew us away'

British family digs into its Barrie roots and what they found 'blew us away'

Henry Sewrey opened Barrie Foundry and Agricultural Works in 1866 and also served as mayor in the 1880s
What will Barrie's Golden Mile look like in the future?

What will Barrie's Golden Mile look like in the future?

'We have to look at the footprint of how Bayfield Street is being used in regards to the strip malls and lots of parking'
Midway Diner has been a staple on Barrie's menu for years <b>(6 photos)</b>

Midway Diner has been a staple on Barrie's menu for years (6 photos)

'We’re all just like a big family,' says owner, adding: 'If it wasn’t for our regular customers, I don’t know where we would’ve been.'
Meet the Barrie area's loyal and committed weather watcher

Meet the Barrie area's loyal and committed weather watcher

John Dunsmore has been keeping track of rain and temperature information for almost 48 years on Ridge Road
Interest continues to grow as Barrie's first community garden turns 10

Interest continues to grow as Barrie's first community garden turns 10

'The possibilities are boundless,' says city councillor
'Emotional' links to Indigenous site in south-end Barrie still remain decades later

'Emotional' links to Indigenous site in south-end Barrie still remain decades later

'I can almost picture an Iroquois village here with the longhouses and the people. It’s a really important part of our history here that is going to be lost, unfortunately'