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Occurs on Monday March 20 2023

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Five Points Theatre
1 Dunlop Street West
Barrie ON L4N 1A1

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FREE ADMISSION POLICY A security charge of $0.01 CAD is required to validate booking. Patrons can cancel or reschedule up to 48 hours before the performance without charge. Please email to make any changes.

In the event a patron fails to cancel or make alternate changes and does not attend the performance, a $25.00 charge per ticket will be applied per ticket to the patron’s credit card. This charge will be used as a donation to the theatre and a tax receipt will be issued.

Illuminating Conversations Season 9 "Flourish"—live and lively interviews with exceptional and engaging individuals. Co-produced by Beth Foster, Judy Blaney and Peter Ritchie; Interviews by Beth Foster


Wondering how cities flourish and who advises how best to do that? just ask Bob! Bob graduated as a city planner from the Master of Environmental Studies program at York in 1971. Working initially for the City of Toronto he became a consultant in 1974, He and Joan established Lehman & Associates in 1980 which grew to 25 staff with offices in Thunder Bay, Toronto and Barrie.

Bob’s has written over 100 Official Plans, zoning by-laws and Secondary Plans. He has acted as project director for major research and policy studies involving most of the communities in southern Ontario and many of the major infrastructure projects such as highways and transit lines.

Bob has been involved in over 500 Ontario Municipal Board hearings and for the last eight years has co-taught the final year studio course at the University of Waterloo Graduate School of Planning. He is the author and publisher of the Zoning Trilogy, a standard reference book. Twice awarded with the Canadian Institute of Planners Award for Planning Excellence, he served as the Chair of the College of Fellows for five years. He has retired three times to date.

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