This week’s Keys to the City of Barrie is all about Canada’s 150th birthday and one of Barrie’s favourite events: Promenade Days! Dunlop Street is shut down to vehicle traffic, making it the best street party of the year. Apryl and Sarah checked it out!
It’s going to take the City of Barrie by storm this summer! Splash On Water Park just opened off Centennial Beach this weekend and we got a chance to check it out. The obstacle course is the first in Ontario, and takes kids and their parents on a wet and wild ride on Kempenfelt Bay. We tried it, and had a blast, although we were not graceful as we slipped and slid all over the course. Splash On has a five year deal with theContinue reading
We’re on a boat! Seriously, who wouldn’t want to be floating on Kempenfelt Bay on one of these gorgeous boats. We went to the Barrie Boat Show, the first annual, to see what people are shopping for and a peek into some amazing vessels made of wood.
This week’s Keys to City is pretty groovy. We check out the Barrie Jazz and Blues Festival that kicked off this weekend. Various artists will play in locations around downtown Barrie and surrounding areas until June 19, then the grande finale takes place on a stage at Heritage Park. In it’s 22nd year, the Festival has attracted local and out of town acts to entertain. Artists like Andy Earl evoke a feeling while he plays the blues to the crowd at Canvas and Cabernet. OrContinue reading
Bargain shoppers were in their glory on Saturday morning as they descended upon Cookstown, the tiny village south of Barrie known mostly for Tanger Outlet Mall. Every June the entire village, and we mean the ENTIRE village, puts out their unwanted wares in hopes it becomes another person’s treasure. Watch the video to find out more about the Cookstown Wing Ding.
This week’s Keys to the City is celebrating Barrie’s best asset: It’s waterfront. The Barrie Waterfront Festival rocks Heritage Park with bands, a midway and a ton of food trucks! Check out the video to see all the fun. Keys to the City is brought to you by Pratt Homes.
Every Saturday morning outside Barrie City Hall, the sounds of summer ring in the air as vendors from local shops and farms sell their goods. For the first time this year, the market has taken over Mulcaster Street to offer up more space to people doing their weekly shopping. We found people were eager to eat fresh, organic food, but most importantly, support their locals. Shops like Ripe Juicery, SoupHerb Soups and Nicholyn Farms are part of the weekly tradition. Nicholyn Farms has been sellingContinue reading
Parks are integral parts of any city, and to any mom who needs their kids to blow off some steam! Barrie has a wide variety of parks that offer a bit of everything. Some are close to the water, some bring the water to the kids by way of splash pads, others only have turtles and frogs splashing around. We asked around to find the parks the residents feel are the best of the best: Sunnidale Park: This park has one of the best playgrounds,Continue reading
The very first Keys to the City, brought to you by Pratt Homes, is a look at a foodie fest like no other. This weekend The Kempenfelt Rotary Club hosted the Taste the World event to showcase local restaurants and also raise funds for Grove Park Homes.