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: 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

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Keys to the City: Cookstown Wing Ding

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.

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Keys to the City: Farmer’s Market

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

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Barrie Parks Tour

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