YIMBY Week 2024

May 27-31

We’re moving beyond social service to create social change.

Will you join us?

YIMBY WEEK Event Schedule

Saturday, May 18 (Pre-YIMBY Week Event)
Furniture Bank ‘Drop Your Drawers’ Event
A pop-up, furniture drop off!
Georgian College Parking Lot, 11am-1pm

Saturday, May 25 (Rain Date Sunday, May 26)
Barrie Ward 4 Spring Celebration from 12-2pm @ Sunnidale Park

City and Town Hall Flag Raisings will be listed here as they are confirmed

Tuesday, May 21 @ 11am: Orillia City Centre

Monday, May 27 @ 9am: Tay Town Hall 

Monday, May 27 @ 1pm: Barrie City Hall

Monday, May 27 @ 1pm: Midland Town Hall

Tuesday, May 28, (during County Council Meeting): Simcoe County Administrative Centre

Pop-Up Community Art with the MacLaren Art Centre

Thursday, May 30 @ 5-6:30pm: MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie

Come #ConnectCreateContribute by painting a unique “ink art” with watercolor. The artwork will be donated back to Redwood and given to each family unit at the soon-to-be-open Lillian Place to add the hopeful in “safe, affordable, hopeful” housing!

*Note – no artistic ability needed, just your creativity and commitment to hopeful housing. Children welcome. This is a free event, donations will be accepted. Please register here.

Lawn signs:

Get yours today by making a donation to Redwood. Signs will be delivered within Simcoe County!

Social Media Resources

Ideas that spread, win. Use your social media platform to spread the idea that everyone deserves a safe, affordable, hopeful place to call home, and when that’s the case our entire community benefits.

Here are some resources to help you do that:

Here are some graphics you can share on Facebook:

On Instagram:

On Twitter:

YIMBY History

On October 15, 2018, a group of close to 60 residents of Barrie gathered at the Southshore Community Centre to discuss how we could better respond to homelessness in our city, together. Learn more about that inaugural event below.

Housing Initiatives