After Barrie was surveyed in 1833, more settlers began to arrive. Dunlop Street became the first principal (arterial) street in the village. At the bottom of Dunlop near Bradford Street, you’ll find the remainder of the historically significant Prince of Wales School (formerly ‘West Ward School’) constructed in 1876 in the Romanesque architectural style with gothic revival details, used continually for education until recent years. When it closed in 2011, it was the oldest elementary school in the Simcoe County District School Board. Barrie Central Collegiate School, the Barrie Woolen Mill, the Agricultural hall and arena and fairgrounds occupied this area as well. Currently, there is a proposal for a community hub with mixed-use development including three residential towers, a YMCA community facility and an urban parkette.