Barrie Military Heritage Park Funding Given Thumbs Up

$1.4 Million in Funding Approved By Council In Monday Night Vote

Another hurdle in building Barrie’s Military Heritage Park has been passed. At City Hall Monday night, council gave the nod to city staff to get all the i’s dotted and t’s crossed in preparation for the $1.4 million project. Council voted yes on allowing a $572,440 federal grant to be used to fund the park’s construction, with the other 50% coming from the Tax Capital Reserve. The project will be completed in two phases, with construction budgeted to begin next year.  The Military Heritage Park was first proposed to city council in 2006, with final planning for it done in 2011, on the project set to be installed along Barrie’s waterfront just south of the Southshore Centre.