Congratulations to Barrie artsVest participants for the outstanding partnerships created between local businesses and cultural organizations in 2011.

In the fall of 2011, with funding from Canadian Heritage, the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Business for the Arts entered Barrie, offering $50,000 in matching funds to encourage business sponsorship and providing sponsorship training for local cultural organizations. The public, private and cultural leaders of Barrie rallied behind the cause to strengthen arts and culture locally by building partnerships between business and the arts.

The results? 8 cultural organizations partnered with 28 local businesses, stimulating a total flow of $183,000 of sponsorship of arts and culture.


Barrie Art Club
Rogers TV

Bravado Show Choir
Boardwalk Gaming Centre Barrie

Huronia Symphony
Quality Print
Central Monitoring Services Ontario Limited
Sunningdale Stringworks -
G.I.T. Security Systems Inc.
1680891 Ontario Inc.

Kempenfelt Community Players
Lifetouch Canada Inc.
Kozlov Shopping Centre
Barrie Examiner
Sutton Group
Barrie Honda

King Edward Choir
Stewart Esten – Barristers, Solicitors, Trade Mark Agents

Talk is Free Theatre

Downtown BIA
Allandale Affordable Kitchens
Jackson’s Toyota Scion
Steckley-Gooderham Inc.
OMS Express

Theatre by the Bay
Mady Development Corporation
Kahler Personal Law
Meridian Credit Union
Liberty North
Canadian Tire, Barrie
Hasey Realty

MacLaren Art Centre
The Serjeant Co. Ltd