Haydn Watters CBC – As Barrie has boomed in population, demand for housing has spiked too, putting it out of reach for many in the city, which is home to about 150,000 people. Last month, the city was the fourth most expensive city to rent in the country behind Vancouver, Toronto and Burnaby, B.C. One bedroom rents in Barrie averaged $1,380. The price of buying a detached home averaged about $500,000 in 2017.Full story here