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

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Brightening Barriers Guided Walking Tour


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City Hall Courtyard (outside by the fountain)

70 Collier 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 1pm at the City Hall Courtyard, outside by the fountain (70 Collier St.). It will follow the Culture Days Flag Raising which takes place from 12:30pm to 1pm.

Another tour will be offered on September 23rd, starting at 1:30pm at Meridian Place (30 Simcoe St.).


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