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Patio Season in Downtown Barrie

Events

An afternoon beverage with an old friend. A delicious meal with family while the sun […]

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Embracing the Grit of Spring

Events

Ahh, the season of grit. Somewhere in between the relief that comes with the end […]

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Downtown Barrie’s Creative Corridor

Events

Downtowns are full of creativity. They are hubs of the creative class which include the […]

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Who is Downtown Barrie?

Events

Let’s look at Downtown Barrie from a different perspective. If I was asked who is Downtown Barrie, […]

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Downtown Barrie is Winter’s Wonderland

Events

Some might call this time of year “the dead of winter,” but it always amazes […]

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A Taste of the First Ever Curb Appeal DIY

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Curb Appeal DIY: Wrap-Up A Taste of the First Evening in this Intimate & Interactive […]

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The Hot Cocoa Trail is Back!

Events

Your toes are like ice. Your fingers are tingling. Frostbite threatens the tip of your […]

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Noella Festival Wrap Up

Events

It’s a new year. We’re planning, scheduling and jumping into routine. Our gaze is forward, […]

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Festive Tree Lot & Market

Events

Located in Meridian Place, the Downtown Barrie Festive Tree Lot & Market will feature Christmas […]

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DIY Curb Appeal

Events

Learn From the Masters Introducing the first ever Curb Appeal DIY series! Wed, Nov 21 […]

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‘Unpack Spring’: 5 Things to Do in Downtown Barrie

Thoughts

As April showers wash away the dirt and grime left behind by another challenging winter and the ice finally leaves the bay, we can look forward to ‘unpacking spring’.

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Five Ways to Make Your Holidays Merry and Bright

Events

One giant tree. 18,000 lights. Five ways to make memories that will last a lifetime. […]

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Practicing #MindfulMondays

Autumn is almost upon us and the beginning of a new season is the perfect […]

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Promenade Days & Canada Day Festivities

Events

Come experience the longest running event in Downtown Barrie June 28 – July 2!

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A Brief Summary of Barrie’s Long History

Downtown Barrie is an anchor district that has historic roots and heritage dating back well […]

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Meridian Place & Memorial Square has Blossomed

It’s spring and Meridian Place & Memorial Square has blossomed! With the canopy up and […]

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Craft Beer & BBQ Festival

Events

Downtown Barrie’s coveted Craft Beer & BBQ Festival kicked off this July following the Promenade […]

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Upcoming Mid-Winter Events

Get out of the house and enjoy some of the fun going on around this […]

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Experience the Magic of Noella in Downtown Barrie

Thoughts

A permanent public market is in the works for downtown Barrie, giving locals and tourists another reason to explore downtown.

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Holly Days

Part of the Noella Festival lineup, Holly Days are a great opportunity to explore the many great shops in downtown Barrie

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Downtown Barrie Needs a Public Market

Thoughts

A permanent public market is in the works for downtown Barrie, giving locals and tourists another reason to explore downtown.

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Patio Season: The 5th Season in Downtown Barrie!

Thoughts

We’re excited to get outdoors and enjoy the patio scene downtown!

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We’re Growing and So Can You!

A growing downtown core means many things, including an increased ability to provide our community with places, spaces and events to explore, meet and even experience personal growth.

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DT Barrie Talks Twitter Series – Episode Eight

People

This month, we talked to Michelle Huggins, owner of the Lazy Tulip Café, about growth, travel, following your heart and the evoution of Downtown Barrie

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Downtown Barrie Business Winners 2016

Chamber Business Awards Invest Barrie New Business Award Ripe Juicery Mayor’s Employer of the Year […]

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DT Barrie Talks Twitter Series – Episode Seven

People

This month, we talked to Michelle Huggins, owner of the Lazy Tulip Café, about growth, travel, following your heart and the evoution of Downtown Barrie

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Downtown Barrie’s 2016 ‘Summery’ Summary

Thoughts

With the Autumnal Equinox occurring on September 22nd, it’s time to admit that summer is […]

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8 Cool Canadiana Facts to Help You Celebrate Canada Day

Thoughts

Summer is here and it’s time to celebrate! One of the biggest celebrations of the summer is one that commemorates the birth of our nation – Canada Day!

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DT Barrie Talks Twitter Series – Episode Six

People

The DT Barrie Twitter Talks series interviews downtown Barrie personalities, capturing the candid, the vibrant and the spirit of the downtown core.

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Four Unexpected Ways You Can Experience Art in Downtown Barrie This Summer

Thoughts

Feeling uninspired? Searching for something that will invigorate your senses, awaken your imagination and get those creative juices flowing?

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DT Barrie Talks Twitter Series – Episode Five

People

The DT Barrie Twitter Talks series interviews downtown Barrie personalities, capturing the candid, the vibrant and the spirit of the downtown cor

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The Hippest of Hops

Thoughts

From Ales to Pilsners, when it comes to beer, right now, it’s all about craft.

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DT Barrie Talks Episode Four

People

We chatted with Ann Green from Bliss Yoga about staying fit, remaining grounded, supporting local and appreciating the ‘unexpected’…

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Curb Appeal

Events

On Friday, September 11th we brought a little taste of Tuscany to the streets of Downtown Barrie.

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How To Add A Little Freshness to Your Workday

Thoughts

The truth is, there are quite a few easy ways to add a little ‘freshness’ to your workday…

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DT Barrie Talks – Episode Three

People

Episode 3 | Monday, May 2nd, 2016 Guest Speaker : Tropical North, Sam The DT […]

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Take Mom Downtown for Mother’s Day

Thoughts

From caring for us when we’re sick, to constantly worrying about us even when we’re not, Moms are certainly full of love

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Five Reasons Why It’s Important To Get A Little Fresh Air

Thoughts

Nobody can deny the healing power of spending time outdoors on a gorgeous sunny day. […]

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Paint the Town Pink

Events

This week is Paint The Town Pink here in Barrie, and lots of our downtown Barrie neighbours have collaborated with the Simcoe County District School Board to “pink-up” their windows in support.

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Spring Into Spring

Thoughts

Regardless of what the weather has in store, we’re ready to welcome Spring, and want to help you embrace the seasonal change.

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DT Barrie Talks – Episode Two

People

Discussing food, longboarding and what makes downtown Barrie so unexpected with Scott from The Local Gastropub

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Bliss Yoga Studio

Places

At Bliss Yoga Studio the practice of yoga is much more than a simple definition of a system of exercises …

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DT Barrie Talks – Episode One

People

Discussing yoga and the power of love and grilled cheese sandwiches with Randy from Grilled Cheese Social Eatery

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Curb Appeal Spring 2015

Events

Organizers placed the event in the middle of Memorial Square…

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Helen’s Bridal

Places

Helen’s Bridal has been providing fine and exceptional service to brides for over twenty years […]

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Winterfest 2015

Events

Participating Locations Saturday February 7th & Sunday February 8th 1. Frozen Hot Chocolate Swirleez Frozen […]

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Tree Lighting

Events

Twas the morning of Downtown Barrie’s annual Tree Lighting event, the air was brisk and […]

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Curb Appeal Fall 2014

Events

With everybody ‘sitt’n on the dock of the bay’ taking in Barrie’s beautiful waterfront, the night commenced with the first of five creatively prepared and presented dishes.

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