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History

Burl’s Creek Event Grounds is an outdoor special event space whose footprint has increased over time via a number of property acquisitions by a series of owners.

The current footprint is 526 acres, where 92 acres are zoned Private Recreational Exception 30 and 31 for Special Events.

The remaining 434 acres are zoned:

  • Agricultural / Rural
  • Agricultural / Rural Exception 32
  • Rural Residential 2
  • Environmental Protection

Over the past 51 years, land use on these properties has included farming, recreational sports, automotive racing, and special and community events. For example, between 1965 and 2015, the Barrie Speedway operated multiple evenings per week and on weekends. Also, since 1997, open-air concerts and festivals have been held on the property.