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Connecting Essa Township and Barrie via extended transit service is deemed a success!

One year extension (with option to extend for two additional one-year periods) of transit partnership would have two buses run morning, mid-day and evening service Monday to Friday between the Allandale GO Transit Station and CFB Base Border, via Hwy 90 and Angus.

Connected communities thrive!

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The third annual Red Scarf Campaign, leading up to World AIDS Day on December 1st, launches on November 27, 2017 in Barrie, Midland and Orillia. Four expert knitting groups have joined the Gilbert Centre to decorate these downtown streets with red scarves.

The Red Scarf Project promotes education as key in eliminating stigma and discrimination toward individuals living with HIV.

Team Beauchesne is proud to support the Gilbert Centre and we look forward to seeing Red Scarves in our community as a sign of inclusivity, education and awareness.

Loving that we live where we work!


Diane, Jean, Sarah, Carole, Dylan, Rick and Kimberly

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REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY - Saturday, November 11, 2017

Barrie, ON - The 2017 Remembrance Day Parade and Service will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Memorial Square in downtown Barrie, despite the construction. 

Fencing will be decorated with poppies and moved beyond the cenotaph for the ceremony.

Recent media reports are indicating increased interest to attend Remembrance Day parades and ceremonies - particularly by younger individuals. This heightened interest by this demographic is being attributed to the sharing of personal stories and experiences by our veterans. 

The City of Barrie's ceremonies have been very well attended and this year's event is expected to draw a large audience again, even in a construction zone.

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Work on the new Midhurst Pavilion can move forward following a groundbreaking held at the site at 41 Spence Avenue in Midhurst on October 30, 2017.

The Midhurst Pavilion will be an open air 70" x 140" pavilion with a sports pad and rink boards, located at Doran Park. 


  • Dry Sports Pad for Spring, Summer and Fall activities
  • Flooded, covered outdoor skating rink during the Winter months

"This pavilion will be a new community gathering place for the village of Midhurst," says Mayor Bill French. "It will be a place where residents can come together, celebrate and get active. We look forward to many special events being held here throughout the years."

Construction on the Midhurst Pavilion is expected to be

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Located on the south shore of Kempenfelt Bay, this passive parkland development recognizes the City of Barrie's military history and ongoing relationships with Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden.

The Military Heritage Park symbolically references Canada and the City of Barrie's military history, and relationship with CFB Borden, by including landforms distinct to each era of overseas and national military commitment.

On October 22, 2013, the City of Barrie welcomed Her Royal Highness Princess Anne to a dedication ceremony of the proposed park. The park design was finalized in February 2017, construction started in June 2017, and the park was officially opened on October 27, 2017.

FEATURES of the Military Heritage Park

  • Entrance Feature
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Toronto Real Estate Board: Market Watch - August 2017

Jason Mercer - Director, Market Analysis, discusses the TREB Market Watch Report for August 2017.

  • Impact of 2017 Fair Housing Plan
  • Analysis of Detached vs Condo sales
  • Lesser priced homes being favoured over higher priced homes
  • Avg Sale Price $732,292 +3% over 2016 driven primarily by semi-detached, townhouse and condo markets, which continue to see strong growth
  • Discussion of positive economic news and expected seasonal market bump

For more information, or to discuss your own real estate requirements, contact a member of Team Beauchesne today!

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The Bank of Canada increased the rate this week by 25 basis points to 1%

Some key points to consider from this announcement:

  • Recent economic data have been stronger than expected, supporting the Bank of Canada's view that growth in Canada is becoming more broadly-based and self-sustaining
  • The Canadian dollar has appreciated, also reflecting the relative strength of Canada's economy
  • Future monetary policy decisions are not predetermined and will be guided by incoming economic data and financial market developments as they inform the outlook for inflation
    • Particular focus will be given to the evolution of the economy's potential, and to labour market conditions
    • Given elevated household indebtedness, close attention will be paid to the
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2017 09 09 Shred Day Flyer



Clean out those ever accumulating piles of paper and help stock the Barrie Food Banks shelves at Team Beauchesne's Community Shred Day in support of the Barrie Food Bank, on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 11 am to 2 pm.

Team Beauchesne, in partnership with Shred North, and in support of the Barrie Food Bank, will be accepting residential paper items to be professionally shredded, then confidentially recycled, in exchange for generous cash or food item donations to the Barrie Food Bank.

Every is welcome to participate in this rain or shine event!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

11 am - 2 pm

Barrie Food Bank - located at 42 Anne Street South, Unit 2, off of Army Navy Airforce Drive, behind Pioneer

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In response to this Statistics Canada report, City of Barrie Mayor - Jeff Lehman remarks "Barrie's has the 2nd lowest crime index in Canada in 2016, according to Statistics Canada. Congratulations to Barrie Police, whose community oriented policing strategies have helped bring about a 40% drop in crime over the past ten years. And thank you to all the organizations in Barrie who partner with our police and help us make our city safer.  All the statistics are at the link below along with an in-depth look at trends in crime in Canada.  I think it's interesting to see how the reality matches (or doesn't) perception."

A safe community adds value to our homes and properties. We already know Barrie is a great place to live, now there are stats too!

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