GO Open Data 2018

GOOD18 will take place in Barrie, featuring two unique Venus in the City. Downtown Barrie is a thriving business, cultural and entertainment centre, offering diverse experiences from shopping and entertainment to beautiful parks and walking trails. Visit Tourism Barrie to explore upcoming events and things to do during your stay.

Georgian College sports field aerial picture

Georgian College

1 Georgian Dr, Barrie, ON

Day 1 of the conference will take place at Georgian College Barrie Campus.

Welcome to Georgian: the first designated changemaker college in Canada, with the most students enrolled in co-op programs and the #1 graduate employment rate of Ontario colleges. Barrie is the largest of Georgian’s 7 campuses, featuring the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre and the Centre for Applied Research and Technology.


Free parking will be available in Lots 1 and 2. All sessions will be held in Building K. See campus map here for directions.

Barrie City Hall

70 Collier St, Barrie, ON

Day 2 of the conference is at Barrie City Hall. Located in the heart of downtown Barrie, City Hall is a quick drive, bus, or bike from the Georgian College campus (directions) and a 2 min walk to the beautiful shores of Lake Simcoe. Surrounded by independent shops, restaurants, and the MacLaren Art Centre the City Hall’s Rotunda is an active 4-seasons community space, hosting art exhibits, recreational programs, and the City’s year-round farmers’ market.



There are more than 2000 public parking spaces available on-street and in lots around downtown Barrie. Nearly all parking options are free on Saturdays. An above-ground lot is located directly across from City Hall on Collier St. and always has spaces available. See this Downtown Parking Map for more details on parking options.

Barrie City Hall