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Keys to the City

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


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

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