A quiet and wooded setting off of Dunlop Street West near Anne Street in central Barrie has become a hub for some of the city’s homeless population.

Time is running out for these individuals. They have been told to clear out of Milligan’s Pond by Thursday, June 18.

In a written statement to Barrie 360, the City of Barrie confirmed Municipal Law Enforcement and Barrie Police attended the site on Monday to issue new notices and they will attend to enforce the order.

The City said Mayor Jeff Lehman added an amendment to the emergency order on May 28 to allow for people to camp overnight at Milligan’s Pond for up to 15 days. In the statement issued Tuesday, the City said given the state of the COVID-19 emergency, the purpose of this was to give enforcement agencies and social services time to get together and enforce the bylaws compassionately and help the people who are at Milligan’s Pond.