A new landmark unveiled on the outskirts of Barrie today, allows you to “high five” the city’s first mayor. A bronze handprint of Willard Kinzie now stands at the very end of the Barrie Waterfront Heritage Trail. The trail is Kinzie’s brainchild, after pushing for a path that shows Barrie’s history from the ice age onward, and he got the idea to cap the trail off with a landmark from a trip down south.
The landmark was unveiled at the end of the Barrie Waterfront Heritage Trail, an in-progress project Kinzie championed.
Barrie City Council approved the trail in 2012, while it is expected to be completed next year.