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: Heritage Estates

In this week’s Keys to the City of Barrie, brought to you by Pratt Homes, we head to Heritage Estate Winery and Cidery for a taste and a tour! We’ve been to wineries in Niagara and Napa, but we are so excited that there is a place closer to home in which to indulge our love of the grape! Heritage Estate is just outside of Barrie on Penetanguishene Road and offers a Vidal, Baco Noir and a slew of other wine varieties. What Heritage EstateContinue reading

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Keys to the City of Barrie: Best Beaches

The summer is coming to a close, but we suggest you keep this countdown of Barrie’s Best Beaches for next summer! The Keys to the Ciy of Barrie is brought to you by Pratt Homes. Here’s what we found after spending the summer experiencng the area’s waterfront this summer: Centennial Beach: This beach has so much to offer and is the beach most people think of for Barrie. With kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and the water park, the possibilities are endless. Johnson’s Beach:   IfContinue reading

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Keys to the City of Barrie: Lawnchair Luminata

Barrie is never short of fun things to do with the family, and you’re a fan of movies and the outdoors, this is just the event for you! Lawnchair Luminata takes place by the water and is hosted by the Barrie Film Festival. Best part is, the movie is completely free! There are still some showings this month, so mark your calendars! Wednesday, August 23 (RD Aug 24), Sing, Centennial Beach – dusk Wednesday, August 30 (RD Aug 31), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Heritage Park –Continue reading

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Keys to the City of Barrie: Kempenfest

It’s known as the Premiere Arts festival with vendors and shoppers converging on Barrie’s waterfront every August Long Weekend, but we found there is so much more to offer at Kempenfest. From food, fashion, entertainment and more, Kempenfest has it all.  This week It is all about Kempenfest in the Keys to the City of Barrie, brought to you by Pratt Homes. When we walked around the very crowded, very long walking path along the waterfront, we found people from all over Ontario taking aContinue reading

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Keys to the City: Barrie’s Waterfront

Barrie‘s biggest and busiest beach has been getting a little facelift as late, and people are noticing! With a new boardwalk, expanded green spaces and improved beaches, the sun and the sand is just the beginning. In this episode of the Keys to the City, brought to you by Pratt Homes, we show you some other things you can try out at Centennial Beach.

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Keys to the City of Barrie: Barrielicious

Barrielicious is….well, delicious! Check out the Keys to the City of Barrie, brought to you by Pratt Homes,  to see what some of the restaurants offer for the foodie fest in the Barrie area. The idea is you can try out a prix fixe menu, usually between $15 and $30. It’s a chance to try out a restaurant you’ve never tried before! Score for any foodie! Get in quickly though. The event ends July 23, 2017. For a list of the restaurants taking part:  http://www.barrielicious.com/Continue reading

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Keys to the City: Barrie Craft Beer and BBQ Festiv

It is a feast for all the senses. The smoky smells of barbecue sauce on ribs fill the air at Heritage Park in Barrie,  while the local craft brewing companies serve up theit popular and unconventional beer. The Barrie Craft Beer and BBQ Festival was a hit this weekend for all who came down to sample the fares. Craig Stevens from Downtown Barrie said the event is in its 17th year,  and there is nothing slowing down this popular weekend. “These guys take bbq veryContinue reading