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: 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 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

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Keys to the City of Barrie: Splash On Water Park

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

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Keys to the City – Barrie Jazz and Blues Festival

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