thinc design was selected for the detailed design and tender phase of Military Heritage Park on the Barrie waterfront. The park showcases Barrie’s military history and the City’s relationship with Canadian Forces Base Borden and waterfront.
The nine acre site is located on a historic railway roundhouse, and an archeologically significant area. Thoughtful site grading meant the development of the park left the sensitive areas largely undisturbed, while the old roundhouse alignment has become the central axis for many of the park features. The new design also integrates the historic Southshore Community Centre, and provides upgraded and additional parking, accessible connections, and bicycle parking for the facility.