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Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Barrie, city, seat (1837) of Simcoe county, southeastern Ontario, Canada. It lies along Kempenfelt Bay, an arm of Lake Simcoe, 55 miles (90 km) north-northwest of Toronto. In 1812 a storehouse was probably built on the site, which during the War of 1812 was the landing and starting point of the Nine-Mile-Portage (a military supply route to the upper Great Lakes). A permanent settlement was established in 1828, named for Commodore Robert Barrie, commander of a naval squadron at Kingston, Ontario. The early economy was based on agriculture and lumbering. Allandale village to the south was annexed in 1897.

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  • 1853 - October 11 - Northern Railroad reaches Barrie from Toronto, Ontario.

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  • 1855 - Church of St. Mary established at Barrie

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  • 1869 - Barrie
    "Barrie.— The County Seat of Simcoe, and a station of the Northern Railway, pleasantly situated on Kempenifeldt Bay, Lake Simcoe, in the Township of...Read MORE...


  • 1873
    BARRIE, a pretty town of Ontario, capital of Simcoe co., on Kempenfeldt Bay, an arm of Lake Simcoe, 60 miles N.N. W. of Toronto, with which it...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Barrie
    Bar'rie, a post-town of Ontario, capital of Simcoe co, on Kempenfeldt Bay, Lake Simcoe, 60 miles by rail N.N.W. of Toronto, It has 10 churches, 3...Read MORE...


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  • 1916
    Bar'rie, a banking post-town and outport of Ontario, capital of Simcoe co., on Kempenfeldt Bay, Lake Simcoe, and on the Grand Trunk R., 64 miles NNW. ...Read MORE...


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  • News 1985 - BARRIE MOURNS DEAD. SEARCH GOES ON FOR MORE BODIES.
    Barrie, Ont. (CP) - A grim, building-by-building search continued yesterday for more possible victims of a cluster of violent tornadoes that ripped...Read MORE...




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  • 1853 - October 11 - Northern Railroad reaches Barrie from Toronto, Ontario.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ October_11
  • 1855 - Church of St. Mary established at Barrie

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1869 - Barrie
    "Barrie.— The County Seat of Simcoe, and a station of the Northern Railway, pleasantly situated on Kempenifeldt Bay, Lake Simcoe, in the Township of... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    BARRIE, a pretty town of Ontario, capital of Simcoe co., on Kempenfeldt Bay, an arm of Lake Simcoe, 60 miles N.N. W. of Toronto, with which it... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Barrie
    Bar'rie, a post-town of Ontario, capital of Simcoe co, on Kempenfeldt Bay, Lake Simcoe, 60 miles by rail N.N.W. of Toronto, It has 10 churches, 3... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Bar'rie, a banking post-town and outport of Ontario, capital of Simcoe co., on Kempenfeldt Bay, Lake Simcoe, and on the Grand Trunk R., 64 miles NNW. ... Read MORE...

  • News  1985 - BARRIE MOURNS DEAD. SEARCH GOES ON FOR MORE BODIES.
    Barrie, Ont. (CP) - A grim, building-by-building search continued yesterday for more possible victims of a cluster of violent tornadoes that ripped... Read MORE...

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