Early newspapers provide the answers to some many questions about the past. Where was the original village site of Barrie, who were the first settlers and where was the very first building erected? The answers lie within the pages of the Toronto Daily Mail.
The Barrie Neighbourhod Strategy website is a wonderful resource for getting a feel for the textures and differences of the downtown core neighbourhoods within Barrie. In the History Lessons article there are some great photos and background material comparing days gone by and modern Barrie location shots. Before : After Victorian City Hall : Steel [...]