City’s Fast Track program sees early success


Barrie Today reports that a Fast Track program within the City of Barrie is decreasing the wait time for residential and business projects including second suite, plumbing, shed, deck and pool applications.

The article quotes Andrea Bourrie, director of planning and building services as saying: “We’re continually refining our processes so residents can make home improvements more quickly and easily. The Fast Track program is getting permits in applicants’ hands faster than ever before, which means residents can build their deck or enclose their pool earlier to get the most out of it during the warmer months.”

By the end of June, more than 150 applications had been fast tracked, resulting in permits in half the time that would normally have been anticipated.

Initially launched in September 2017, the program was updated in May to include interior alternation permits for commercial buildings.