What's New

    Resilience in our community

    Transition Barrie looks forward to another productive and busy year of activities. For the past 8 years Transition Barrie has provided a consistent and diverse variety of content… from monthly meetups featuring a variety of community resilience related topics to workshops and re-skilling sessions to green-screen film screening and eco festivals. It is our intent […]

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Recent Posts

Welcome to Transition Barrie. There is a lot going on! Here are some recent additions to the website:

  • Resilience in our community
  • Is Barrie ready for a co-operative
  • March Against Monsanto
  • May Meetup
  • April Transition Meeting
  • Urban Sprawl – A Transition Reply
  • Earth Day Gala
  • News + Noteworthy

    Is Barrie ready for a co-operative

    Haliburton County Community Co-operative, There's nothing wrong with borrowing great ideas that work! This month we will be looking at a successful ...

    March Against Monsanto

            Do you trust a few corporations to control your food and seed supply? Are you concerned about the possible effects of ...

    Earth Day Gala

          Join Living Green Environmental Action Barrie as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary on Earth Day Special Guest Speaker Author, Peter Sale Wednesday April 22 7-10PM Barrie South Shore Centre, Lakeshore ...

    Get Involved

    Imagine a Barrie Repair Cafe

    Have you ever thought “Wouldn’t it be great to have a place where you could get stuff fixed?”. It just so happens that groups like The Repair Cafe in Toronto and throughout the world are coming together. Groups of people coming together and building community, and  saving items from a trip to the dump. Wouldn’t […]

    What Does Food Security Mean To You?

    Do you know where your next meal is coming from? For some people that is a daily dilemma. For others they give little or no thought to the availability, the source, the quality or the sustainability of the food that lands magically on their plate. On March 25th, Transition Barrie, in conjunction with the Simcoe […]

    Toonie Take Away February 2nd at Off the Rack and Barrie Free Clothing 10-6

    Join us for a major fundraiser for our centre.  Everything in the store will be $2.00.  on Saturday Feb 2nd.  We offer coats, hats, mitts, shirts, shirts, pants, jeans, belts, shoes, boots, childrens clothing and have a great selection to choose from. Off the Rack and Barrie Free Clothing is located at Toronto and Dunlop street in […]

    Free Screening This Saturday: SWITCH, Discover The Future of Energy

    Green Screen Cinema launches our 2013 season with a special free showing of SWITCH. Partnering with the City of Barrie, we wil be screening SWITCH at Barrie’s Uptown Theatre at 55 Dunlop St. West in ‘Screen One’. This once only showing will be Saturday January 26th at 12:00PM noon. This award winning production takes you […]

    Events Showcase

    Is Barrie ready for a co-operative

    Haliburton County Community Co-operative, There’s nothing wrong with borrowing great ideas that work! This month we will be looking at a successful cooperative developed by our neighbours to the North. Residents of Haliburton County have structured a community owned and operated resource to support a wide variety local initiatives. This is an excellent example of […]

    May Meetup

    Transition Barrie Watt is happening these days? Wednesday May 20 7:00PM Huronia Room, 2nd floor BARRIE CITY HALL Energy Update As energy prices rise, and discussions of climate change driven by fossil fuel consumption escalate, we thought we would look at what is happening in the world of energy and conservation. What is happening provincially? […]

    April Transition Meeting

    Transition Barrie Time to think….. gardening! Wednesday April 15 7:30PM (note the time change for this month only) Huronia Room, 2nd floor BARRIE CITY HALL Alternative Gardening April showers are upon us. Do you want to explore some different ideas that you can use on your urban landscape? Or perhaps you have some ideas to […]

    Urban Sprawl – A Transition Reply

    At our March meetup we broke out into groups to discuss what steps could be taken to curb urban sprawl. A number of great ideas were brought to the table. I always find it amazing what can come out of brain storming sessions!! Dave was gracious enough to compile all of our ideas, and present […]