Wishes for 2011

Slightly delinquent in posting this – but on Jan 1, 2011, we renewed the annual tradition of the Mayor’s New Year’s Day Levee.  It was great to see so many residents of Barrie gathered in the Rotunda of City Hall, enjoying refreshments and discussing important issues with myself and members of Council.   As part of this event, we invited attendees to write their wishes for 2011 on banners located in the Rotunda and I would like to share a selection of those wishes with everyone…   

MY WISH FOR 2011

  • Redo Duckworth! It is a rough ride to RVH!
  • Bench at City Hall.
  • May Mayor, Council & Citizens all work together to build a vibrant (more so than present) city.
  • Save Barrie District Central Collegiate
  • A dog walking free to drink the water of Kempenfelt Bay without a penalty on a hot day!
  • Health, jobs, happiness, surprises, prosperity for every citizen of Barrie
  • Have a fantastically successful year.
  • More playgrounds within neighbourhood areas
  • May the arts flourish in our city.
  • A city that engages people, filled with caring involved citizens
  • An outdoor swimming pool
  • An outdoor amphitheatre close to the waterfront for regular summer concerts.
  • A 1200 seat theatre – Barrie loves concerts & performances & needs a theatre of its own
  • A skateboard park for little kids
  • Improvements to roads & our park surroundings!
  • A safe North Trail removing small growth allowing residents a view of the water! Let’s make the most of our waterfront!
  • Wish to win a Million or Two
  • A city to be proud of
  • Better improvement of Dunlop Store
  • Implement an Environmental Advisory Committee
  • Let’s not lose our Allendale Station – make a good decision please & develop it into a showcase of Barrie! Thanks.
  • Enough affordable housing
  • Save our schools, please. Let’s keep Barrie Central Collegiate alive!
  • We need a high school downtown!  Thanks.
  • For 2011 my wish is if Toronto & the GTA are the head of Ontario, I wish for Barrie to be the Crown
  • A sustainable future for Barrie!
  • Good health to all
  • Downtown – true revitalization.
  • We need to bring people back to downtown.
  • My wish. Let’s fill our newly acquired land in the south with high paying industry.
  • Keep Central Schools open; More community involvement & input with City Council.
  • That our new Mayor & city Council get along & make the best decisions for our beautiful city.
  • Barrie needs a children’s museum!