Metropolis Corridor, outside recreation services in Barrie, together with Meridian Place, to be closed underneath new stay-at-home restrictions – Barrie 360Barrie 360

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Barrie city officials have set out how the revised home-stay restrictions announced today by the Ford government will affect city services.

The Ford government is imposing stricter COVID restrictions, including allowing the police to inquire about why you are away, citing a dire new pandemic forecast

The town hall is closed to the public on Saturday from 12:01 a.m., as are all municipal playground equipment, fitness equipment on the water, unleashed dog parks, skateboard parks, tennis courts, basketball courts and picnic areas / pavilions.

In addition, Meridian Place in downtown Barrie will be closed to the public. The signage will be installed as soon as possible.

The provincial stay at home order stipulates that everyone should stay home and leave only for essential purposes, e.g. For example, to the grocery store or pharmacy or important work, access to health services or to exercise outdoors. All travel should be avoided.

A six-week home order and 100,000 vaccines a day is the only thing flattening the curve in Ontario, according to new model data

The city’s customer service center, Service Barrie, can only be reached by email ([email protected]) or by phone (705-726-4242). Service Barrie representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents are asked to visit barrie.ca/OnlineServices to apply for small building permits and pay for parking or express tickets. Property taxes and water / sewage bills can be paid via telephone / internet banking, via a dropbox in the town hall or via a post check in the mail.

For development services, the planner of the day is available to answer planning-related questions online or just by phone. Email [email protected] or call 705-726-4242.

Construction inspections that do not meet the criteria for essential construction will be suspended.

Urban development projects can continue.

The Barrie Public Library will remain closed for personal visits. Express collection of materials, online programs and coaching sessions, wireless and remote printing services, and access to the digital library will all continue. Returns are accepted around the clock at both external return points.

The landfill remains open with a reduced capacity (10 vehicles each). The residents must wear a mask and keep physical distance from others.

For the latest information on the status of city services, visit barrie.ca/services.

City officials continue to report violations at 705-739-4241 and at [email protected]

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