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At the corner of what was called Louisa Street (now a section of Dunlop Street East), sits what is now known as the Harbour View Inn. The house is believed to have been built about 1885 for John Forsythe, Chief Clerk in the post office, who by 1891 was described simply as a gentleman. The house (constructed in 1885) is on the former site of Meldrum's Hotel.

It�s believed that the Inn may in fact be two houses, the rear (Berczy Street) section being the oldest, possibly dating to the mid 1850's. This can be clearly seen in the brickwork at the rear of the hotel.

In keeping with the 1800's theme, the Harbour View Inn proudly bestowed the names of the first 10 mayors of the City of Barrie on our suites. On each suite door, there is a plaque with the Mayor's name, and the dates they held office.

You can catch a glimpse of Barrie's history through the many old photographs and newspaper articles from the 1800's that flow through our hallways. Step back in time at the Harbour View Inn!


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Harbour View Inn
1 Berczy St  Barrie, Ontario  L4M 3P5
Phone: (705) 735-6832   Fax: (705) 730-5593
Email: info@harbourviewinn.ca