The latest rumour of Barrie’s “friendly” annexation of Midhurst and other northern lands.

This history of Barrie is gobbling up their neighbours’ land. Please see this map from 1881.

Courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives.

Barrie’s reputation for fiscal mismanagement and sprawl is equally well-known across the province.

Courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives.

Map of the former Vespra Township, around 1922.

See the green area? Barrie will take all of it except the area west of George Johnston Road: west from Highway 90 to Horseshoe Valley Road (Simcoe County Road 22).

Courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives.

See the orange area? Barrie will take all of it except the area west of George Johnston Road: west from Highway 90 to Horseshoe Valley Road (Simcoe County Road 22).

Barrie was and is a near-northern lumber town.

Midhurst was primarily a farming community.

 

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