A dynamic new development coming to Barrie looks to rejuvenate its downtown core.
DÉBUT Waterfront Residences is a mixed-use residential and commercial development in Barrie. This pre-construction project by Gary Silverberg and is located at 39–67 Dunlop Street West and 35–37 Mary Street in downtown Barrie. The major intersection is Dunlop Street West and Bayfield Street.
This twin-towered high-rise which will both rise at 33 storeys high which makes for a promising real estate investment. It features a modern design and a convenient central location. It offers excellent views of neighbouring Lake Simcoe. It is urban living at its finest north of the GTA.
Debut was designed with Barrie’s future in mind. This development consists of two buildings capped with 33-storey towers. Each building stands on its own. They also have their own residential lobby and garage entrance.
This forward-looking development will have a modern design. The floors of each tower will rotate against each other. This pleasing aesthetic provides better sight lines for residents.
The entire development will contain 495 living units:
- 98 one-bedroom units
- 95 one-bedroom + den units
- 244 two-bedroom units
- 2 two-bedroom + den units
- 56 three-bedroom units
DÉBUT will have 12 live/work units as part of its residential lineup.
Vehicle parking will be housed within the development’s twin 6-storey podiums. This parkade will contain space for 495 vehicle parking spots. The two garage spaces will be connected by a system of bridges.
This development will have a total of 2,263 square metres of amenities. This includes:
- 889 square metres of indoor amenities (408 and 481 square metres)
- 1,374 square metres of outdoor amenities (592 and 782 square metres)
You’ve heard of hotel-inspired amenities. Such amenities will include a grand lobby, an inviting bar & lounge area, an infinity plunge pool with loungers that overlooks Lake Simcoe, a rejuvenating fitness centre fit for daily use, an intimate fire-pit lounge, as well as resources like boardroom business centre, entertaining spaces including indoor and outdoor dining rooms. There is also a 7th floor outdoor space that includes an amphitheatre, BBQ and fire pit space to entertain friends and family and many more. DÉBUT is a place where one can live their best life!
A 6.5-metre-wide pedestrian avenue will run through the middle of the development. It is located at-grade in-between the two podiums. This pedestrian avenue will connect Dunlop Street West to the adjacent bus terminal. It also provides a connection to the waterfront to the south.
Ground-level units located along Dunlop will be reserved for retail purposes. These retail units combine for a total 1,644 square metres.
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Location & Neighbourhood
Barrie is booming with $1 Billion dollar in infrastructure improvements by all levels of government over the next decade. 210,000 new residents and 101,000 new jobs is expected to make Barrie their new home in the next 10 years. Connected & accessible with highway 400, the Simcoe Regional Airport and the GO Train, it has never been easier to get to Barrie. Downtown Barrie is an exciting and vibrant community. It serves as the city’s main meeting place. It has a great balance between urban and natural areas. It is served by many retail shops and services. It is also equipped with many parks and lakefront areas.
Downtown Barrie is an immensely walkable community. It has earned a sublime Walk Score of 82. This means a majority of errands can be performed here without the use of a car.
Nearby destinations close to the development include:
- Meridian Place
- MacLaren Art Centre
- Barrie by the Bay shopping mall
As well, Barrie’s downtown is home to many international restaurants and bars. It contains lots of nearby markets and banks. The bus terminal located beside the development will become a farmer’s market in the future.