New Barcade to open in Ontario * New red Tape as well * Support needed!

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New Barcade to open in Ontario * New red Tape as well * Support needed!

Postby atariaction » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:50 am

Hey Fellow pinheds. A friend reached out to me today. He is about to open a new Barcade style establishment in Barrie Ontario. Now the City has changed their tone and is putting up a stank. From what I understand the City does not want the establishment to profit from arcade/pinball machines but my friends argument is that the machines will be on free play and the proceeds will come from food and beverage. The bylaw itself might have to be examined in my opinion.

He has invested a lot of time and money in this project and is close to opening. He has over a dozen pins ready to go.

If you have any advise or suggestions feel free to contact Aron at maslan_aron@yahoo.ca

If you are in the area and can attend the hearing and show support the public committee hearing is October 24th 630 pm, Barrie city hall, 70 Collier street, second floor, sir river Barrie room.

The committee will listen to any comments:
"Any person may write or attend the public hearing to present submissions. For more information, please contact the Planning Services Department, Barrie City Hall, 70 Collier Street, during regular office hours or 705-739-4208.
File No.: A45/18"

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Postby MCS » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:42 am

Do you happen to know which by-law they claim is being violated? I'm interested, but not enough to call the city for more information on the file. :)

A cursory search shows there are a number of special provisions in the zoning by-law that prohibit arcades (defined as 3 or more amusement devices), so location may be a factor as well.

The specific issue will determine the appropriate course of action.

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Re: New Barcade to open in Ontario * New red Tape as well * Support needed!

Postby pharoah007 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:18 pm

I grew up in Barrie.

The town had lots of arcades on the main strip in the 90s and they were slowly choked out by the city with bylaws as they were seen as drug dens corrupting the youth. I don't know about corrupting the youth...but they were mostly drug dens...I'm surprised I remember anything from that decade.

This bylaw is probably super old and was written in order to shut down arcades
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Postby singlezero » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:26 pm

Was at council tonight and it got approved . I'm sure the. Owners will be advertising it's opening in late november


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Postby Guard » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:31 pm

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Postby Sparky » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:16 pm

Awesome news!!!
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Postby Fifty » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:16 pm

singlezero wrote:Was at council tonight and it got approved . I'm sure the. Owners will be advertising it's opening in late november

Congratulations!

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Postby singlezero » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:38 pm

I was only in attendance the bylaw that was in question was no more than 3 arcade games in one venue for gain. The argument made successfully was the machines set at free play were an accessory to food and alcoihol.

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Re: New Barcade to open in Ontario * New red Tape as well * Support needed!

Postby singlezero » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:38 pm

I was only in attendance the bylaw that was in question was no more than 3 arcade games in one venue for gain. The argument made successfully was the machines set at free play were an accessory to food and alcoihol.

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Re: New Barcade to open in Ontario * New red Tape as well * Support needed!

Postby MCS » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:26 am

Thanks for the update, singlezero!



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