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Affordability Committee – Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 6pm

Updated: Jan 6

Two Public Meetings for development applications in Ward 8

Engage's Follow-up: coming soon!

Minutes: not yet available

Meeting Location: Council Chambers

📝📑 Advisory Committee Reports

🏰📃 Heritage Barrie Committee

🗣️🏙️ Public Meetings

  • The Public Meetings are now being held in person OR by electronic participation.

  • If you wish to provide oral comments electronically, please register in advance by emailing: or calling 705-739-4220 x5500 during regular office hours prior to Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Once you register, you will be provided information from the Legislative Services Branch on how to make your submission at the Virtual Public Meeting with electronic participation. To participate in the Virtual Planning Meeting, you will need access to a computer with internet service or a telephone.

  • If you decide to speak after the meeting has started, you need to email or call 705-797-5353.

🗣️🏢 427-437 Yonge Street (Ward 8)

🗣️🏢 447-455 Yonge Street (Ward 8)

These two Public Meetings were combined. There were a number of members of the public speaking, all but one of which were against the proposal. There was one heart-wrenching speaker who did get quite a bit off track from the issues that can be addressed at a Public Meeting, but painted a real-life picture of why better and stronger policies are needed around affordable housing, especially what needs to be in place if a developer is tearing down affordable housing in order to build. Worth a watch at



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