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At its inception, Barrie was an establishment of houses and warehouses at the foot of the Nine Mile Portage from Kempenfelt Bay to Fort Willow, an aboriginal transportation route that existed centuries before Europeans arrived in Simcoe County.
The portage linked Kempenfelt Bay through Willow Creek, connecting Lake Simcoe to the Nottawasaga River which flows into Georgian Bay off Lake Huron. During the war, the city became a supply depot for British forces, and in addition, the Nine Mile Portage was adopted by the British military as a key piece of their supply line which provided a strategic path for communication, personnel, and vital supplies and equipment to and from Fort Willow and Georgian Bay/Lake Huron.
In 1846, the population of Barrie was roughly 500, mostly from England, Ireland and Scotland.
A private school, three churches, a brick courthouse and a limestone jail, (built in 1842), were in operation.
One of the most destructive fires came in mid-1875, when the entire section north of Dunlop to Collier, bounded by Clapperton and Owen Streets was reduced to ash, destroying around 20 local businesses.
After this period, the modern streets and buildings of Barrie began to take form in a massive rebuilding process.
The base would open on July 11, 1916, and since then has become the largest Canadian Forces Base in the country, playing a paramount role through the remainder of the war, and throughout history.
During World War II, the Royal Canadian Navy named a Flower-class corvette HMCS Barrie.
In the midst of World War I, dedicated residents of Barrie helped to hastily construct Canadian Forces Base Borden (CFB Borden) as a means of additional support, and to serve as a major training centre of Canadian Expeditionary Force battalions.
Today, the Nine Mile Portage is marked by signs along roads in Barrie and in Springwater Township.
The scenic path from Memorial Square to Fort Willow is accessible to visitors year-round.
It is part of the historically significant Huronia region of Central Ontario and is within the northern part of the Greater Golden Horseshoe, a densely populated and industrialized region of Ontario.
As of the 2016 census, the city's population was 141,434 making it the 34th largest in Canada in terms of population proper.
On September 7, 1977, a private aircraft dropped to an altitude of 500 feet (152 m) in dense fog, and struck the 1,000-foot (305 m) CKVR-TV tower, killing all five occupants aboard the plane, and destroying the tower and antenna.