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About Barrie


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One of the best kept secrets in Ontario, Barrie is a gorgeous, four season waterfront community that offers literally something for everyone!

From young families with children, to singles, to empty nesters, to retirees and seniors, the vibrant city and surrounding areas offer so much to do. With a booming economy, relatively low cost of living, and great job opportunities, it is one of Canada's fastest growing metropolitan areas.

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The south end of the City is fast becoming the place to be, with 300 acres of new housing development coming in 2018.

Barrie offers affordable housing, low crime rates, excellent education and health care facilities, and is strategically located in the heart of Central Ontario, with easy access to major highways, GO trains, buses and airports. Less than an hour from Toronto, it's a four season destination offering a lifestyle like no other.

With Festivals and Events happening year round, there is always something fun going on in Barrie. From Easter Egg Hunts for the kids, to the annual Waterfront Festival featuring music and midway, to downtown Summertime street performers, Georgian College Auto Show, Base Borden Air Show, annual Spring Automotive Flea Market, Barrie Jazz and Blues Festival, Downtown Promenade Days, Craft Beer and BBQ Festival, Classic Car Shows, and of course Kempenfest! The annual Pride festival along the waterfront is being hailed as the largest north of Toronto!

If sporting events are your thing, the Barrie Molson Centre is home to the Barrie Colts, and the Barrie Community Sports Complex offers 118 acres of ball diamonds and turf fields, including Coates Stadium, home to the Barrie Baycats Baseball Team. There are also numerous community arenas, recreation centres with pools, parks with shinny rinks, and baseball diamonds too.

Boaters will love the City's marina, with transient and permanent slips available. You can also access the historic Trent Severn Waterway from the eastern side of Lake Simcoe, or head north to Georgian Bay through Orillia and Lake Couchiching.

Wineries, Distilleries and Craft Breweries can be found too, along with local Farms and Farmer's Markets. The Barrie Farmer's Market is open Saturday mornings, year round, inside the City Hall Rotunda. Barrie Hill Farms and Chappell Farms offer a chance to pick your own produce and meet and greet the animals!

Barrie's Restaurants are among the best in the world. From casual to fine dining, from Indian, Chinese, Korean, vegan, vegetarian, Japanese, you name it, Barrie has it!

One of the newest jewels along Barrie's waterfront is the brand new Meridian Place Memorial Square public plaza. Set along the fantastic urban waterfront, it's a gathering place for community events, as well as a place to honour and pay respect to those who served our country.

There are dozens of parks and hiking, biking and walking trails throughout the City to enjoy. The Ardagh Bluffs offers more than 500 acres of natural space to enjoy year round, along with 17 kilometres of marked trails. Sunnidale Park offers nearly 50 acres of natural beauty, and is home to the City's Arboretum. There are numerous waterfront parks as well, including Heritage Park, Johnson's Beach, Centennial Beach, Minet's Point Park and Beach, Tyndale Park and the Allandale Station Park. And there are lots of water activities to enjoy too - such as watercraft rentals and lessons, sailboat rides, and a water park! Dog owners will find two off leash parks for their canine friends to enjoy. Serious walkers and hikers will love the Oro Medonte Rail Trail which starts at Barrie's waterfront, and the Barrie Waterfront Trail, which wraps around beautiful Kempenfelt Bay.

As well, there are numerous conservation areas close to Barrie to enjoy, including the Minesing Wetlands, and the Tiffin Centre for Conservation.

There is no shortage of indoor fun too - with play centres, playgrounds, trampoline centre, indoor golf, bowling, indoor mini-putt, escape rooms, pottery and arts, and even axe throwing.

If shopping is your passion, the new Park Place now open in the South End offers dozens of favourite retail locations. Mapleview Drive just west of Highway 400 offers dozens of Big Box Stores and the Galaxy Cinema. Bayfield Street offers 2.5 kilometres of shopping, dining and everything in between, including three indoor mall locations for your shopping pleasure. The 400 Market is a designated Ontario Tourism Destination, with more than 500 retailers. And the Cookstown Antique Market offers an eclectic mix of vintage wares.

The area is a haven for golfers with more than a dozen courses in and around Barrie, and a chance to enjoy some of the most picturesque countryside in Ontario!