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 Arch Way
Victorian Barrie Court House : New Court House
Opera House : Parking Garage
The American Hotel : Barrie City Hall
Victorian Post Office : local shops