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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 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


Shop. Dine. Unwind. with Park Place

Now that we’re in the midst of the back to school shopping craziness, we are reminiscing of our day of shopping, dining and unwinding at Park Place Barrie. We partnered with Park Place to feature the woman’s day at the shopping centre, and honestly, we are VERY familiar with it. We often say we spend more time there than anywhere in the City of Barrie. After shopping at the retail stores, we met up with Chef Paul at the Italian Eatery. Chef Paul has anContinue 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