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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

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Brightening Barriers Walking Tour Guide


Kids Physical activity & movement Sculpture & installation Tour Visual arts
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Meridian Place

30 Simcoe Street

Barrie, ON



Offered in English.


Join the City's Public Art Coordinator on a walking tour of Brightening Barriers, the downtown patio art project. Learn unique insights into the artworks and meet other art-minded folks! The tour is family-friendly.

About Brightening Barriers: With patio fencing serving as a canvas, Brightening Barriers offers an opportunity to turn the “barrier" of imposed separation into a collective artistic experience. This project supports visual artists by highlighting regional artists and original works of art. This project is organized by the Barrie Public Art Committee.​​​

This tour begins at 1:30pm at Meridian Place (30 Simcoe St.). It will be a part of the Kick-Off event.

Another tour will be offered on September 22nd, starting at 1pm at the City Hall Courtyard, outside by the fountain (70 Collier St.).


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The City of Barrie develops, promotes, and implements innovative events and programs to support a creative community.

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Culture Days in Barrie

City of Barrie Barrie, ON

Each year, the City of Barrie is proud to celebrate Culture Days. This year, we are starting off the three-week festival with our Culture Days Kick-Off downtown, an action-packed event with live music, poetry performances, and art activi...