A Growing Community.
Barrie is one of the most densely populated municipalities and census metropolitan areas (CMA) in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, within it’s 99km area. It’s accessibility to the Greater Toronto Area has impacted the growth of the community, especially in the South end.
With a growing population of over 151,000 people, a median age below the provincial average (38.5 years old), and a median household income significantly higher than Ontario’s average (at $113,575), Barrie is currently experiencing significant growth.
Schools & Education.
Barrie is home to Georgian College, with its main campus located in the northeast, and some of the college’s well-respected School of Design and Visual Arts programs downtown. Georgian offers university programs through a variety of partnerships. The city is home to English Public and Catholic, French Public and Catholic schools and offers an array of private and specialized schools.
There are two school boards in Barrie: the Simcoe County District School Board, and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board. SCDSB has twenty-five elementary schools and four high schools in Barrie; many of which offer French Immersion or after-school care for students. There are three high schools and thirteen elementary schools in the Simcoe Muskoka CDSB which offer French Immersion, specialist high skills major programs, and after school programs.
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