Category: Keys to the City

Every Monday TKL and Pratt Homes bring you the Keys to the City. Consider us your Barrie tour guides as we show you the best in events and some areas that are going to blow your mind!

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Keys to the City of Barrie: Tubing at Horseshoe

The next stop on our tour of area ski resorts is Horseshoe Resort, and we feature the newly expanded tube park in this week’s Keys to the City of Barrie, brought to you by Pratt Homes. This tube park is smack in the middle of the adventure park at the resort, and while you stand on the magic carpet that takes you up the hill, you get an amazing view of the ski hills around you. Horseshoe says their tube runs are the longest inContinue reading

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Keys to the City of Barrie: Blue Mountain

  We escaped the City and headed for the hills in this week’s Keys to the City of Barrie, brought to you by Pratt Homes. We know Blue Mountain for their skiing, but there’s so much to do if you’re a lover of snow, or would rather stay off the slopes. From shopping and dining at the Village, or splashing with the kids at Plunge, the indoor/outdoor water park, or you can hit up the Ridge Runner. Pack your bravery though. That is one fastContinue reading

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Keys to the City of Barrie: Outdoor Skating Rinks

This week we checked out the newly opened skating rink at Barrie City Hall, one of six outdoor rinks operated by the city. What makes the one at City Hall so great is that there’s a place to change and it’s maintained with a zamboni, so there are no lumps and bumps like regular pond skating. The City Hall rink doesn’t allow hockey, which is perfect for those who are learning how to skate. Here are the other maintained outdoor rinks, although they are notContinue reading

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Keys tothe City of Barrie: Holiday Light Tour

We love the Holidays, and we love how the City of Barrie gets festive. We took a drive around town to see some of the most Griswaldy light shows around. Here are the homes we checked out! 123 Violet Street – Tune into a local radio station and you will see the lights dance to the music! Nearly every inch of this home is covered by lights. Emms Drive – Candy canes and lights galore! This one is not to miss. 399 Codrington – SelfContinue reading

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Keys to the City of Barrie: Drysdale’s Tree Farm

Every year, since 1973, families have flocked to Drysdale’s Tree Farm for festive fun. From cutting down your own Christmas Tree, to visiting with Santa, this is the place where the Holidays are alive. With more than 400 acres of trees, located just outside of Barrie, the Drysdale family has been growing and caring for these evergreens for three generations.¬†When it comes to the perfect tree for your home, Doug Drysdale believes Fraser Fir is your best bet. It’s the perfect place to kickstart theContinue reading

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Keys to the City of Barrie: Brew Tour

Craft Beer has never been so popular, and Barrie boasts three big contenders in the beer game. Barnstormer Brewing and Distilling Co., Redline Brewhouse and the original craft brewer in Barrie, Flying Monkeys, all have unique offerings which makes them a destination for beer tourists. We check out all three in one day to check it all out iin this week’s Keys to the City of Barrie, brought to you by Pratt Homes.