Within the city of Barrie and its surrounding areas, there is a tremendous amount of cultural diversity. In recent years Barrie has become a much larger city, therefore attracting various ethnicities to the community. This is a great transformation of cultural diversity in the region, from different restaurants offering cuisine from around the world to several gatherings, festivals and community amenities throughout the area. Barrie and surrounding areas are moving forward when it comes to cultural diversity and it is being seen in our schools, restaurants, etc. and is a great change for the area moving forward.