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Barrie

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Digital Doors Open Barrie

Explore some traditional Doors Open Barrie sites without having to leave home. The following sites offer tours, videos and activities that will engage people of all ages.

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Heritage Walking ToursDoors Open Barrie

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Heritage Walking Tours

Barrie's history and heritage shape the city’s distinctive character and provide a sense of place. Their distinct historical neighborhoods reflect their natural and cultural heritage. Experience these detailed virtual walking tours and learn about Barrie's most iconic historical destinations. Locations include Downtown East, Downtown West, Allandale, Grand Homes, H-Block and Court House Hill, Rodney and Blake Street and the Barrie Waterfront. Check out the video below to get a taste of Barrie’s past. (Photo: Dunlop Street)

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Videos
  • Activities and games

Contact info

70 Collier Street
Barrie, Ontario
https://www.barrie.ca/Culture/Heritage/Pages/default.aspx

Architecture

Year built: Various
Building type: Attraction Courthouse Historical landmark Historical house Private residence
Architect: Various

Dates/hours open

May 16 - May 16

Walking Tour – Innkeeper Tales: Bed, Bath and BeersDoors Open Barrie

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Walking Tour – Innkeeper Tales: Bed, Bath and Beers

The Barrie Historical Archive’s new, interactive walking tour explores downtown Barrie in a whole new way – revealing a surprising number of historical hotels and sites that have catered to railway and lumber workers, politicians and tourists since the 1800s. For Digital Doors Open, follow along with local historian and storyteller Mary Harris in the video below as she describes the history, colourful proprietors, scandals, fights, grand events and unusual guests from years gone by.

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Videos
  • Collections and resources

Contact info

Video tour starts at the Five Points
Barrie, Ontario
https://www.barriearchive.ca

Architecture

Year built: Various
Building type: Commercial Historical landmark
Architect: Various

Dates/hours open

May 16 - May 16