Tag: Barrie


Canvas and Cabernet

Canvas and Cabernet is known as being the first establishment in Downtown Barrie to combine painting and sipping wine. They exploded on the scene a few years ago with that popular offering, however, there’s so much more to them than just what’s described in their name. We visited Cyndi Taylor, the owner of Canvas and Cabernet and found she had a breezy, cool vibe to her that is reflected throughout the Dunlop Street lounge. “I’m from the East Coast, so I needed a story tellingContinue reading


Checking out Treetops Playground in Barrie

The kids are getting out of school and that means we need to find ways to entertain them for the next 8 weeks. EEK! Thankfully Treetops Playground opened its doors this week, offering us a chance to get a break while the kids play hard in the indoor playground. The cost per child is $10, but if you plan on going a lot, take advantage of the multiple pass offers, which works out to about $4 per kid per visit. The playground is good forContinue reading

Keys to the City

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


Story of the Ring Part 2

We are back with Michael Smiley Fine Jewellery for Part 2 of the Story of the Ring. This time Jeremy tells us about the process of making a custom ring. Jeremy admits, he had done his research. He found some designs he thought his then girlfriend would like and brought those images to Michael. Throughout the conversation, Michael asked a lot of questions about his girlfriend’s interests and hobbies, thinking about how she moves her hands too. Every two weeks Jeremy would come in toContinue reading


Reflection Fashion Theatre

  TKL was so proud to be a part of Reflection, a Night to Flaunt Fashion Theatre at the Mady Centre in downtown Barrie, produced by Sandra Roberts and Pie Media Group. What a night! Sarah and Apryl were part of the act that featuring real women wearing lingerie. This is completely out of their comfort zone, but the crew behind the scenes made them feel comfortable and so glamorous. The night wasn’t just about fashion, but the goal was to raise money for theContinue reading


Pregnant with Cancer

  Micheline Robichaud is fighting for her life, and the life of her unborn son. When she was three months pregnant, she started bleeding. Alarmed, she sought the help from doctors who thought it was a urinary tract infection. When it wasn’t getting better, Micheline found the help she needed in a gynecologist who knew right away the symptoms were not good. “She said, I’d like to perform a PAP test,” Micheline said of that day.  This would be the first PAP test she wouldContinue reading