Barrie has been ranked 3rd as one of the top places to invest in the entire province. The city has been ranked behind Cambridge/Kitchener and Hamilton. Barrie has a growth strategy to implement by 2031 that will see the population rise to 210,000 and jobs to over 100,000. One of the key ingredients to growth was the addition of the GO Train. It’s such a a great mode of transportation to get back and forth from the GTA.