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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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It’s Hot Cocoa Trail Time in Downtown Barrie

Events

It’s Hot Cocoa Trail time in downtown Barrie and, this year, it’s better than ever.

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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

Thoughts

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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Craft Beer & BBQ Festival

Events

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

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Barrie Happy

Events

Showcasing all the “happy” that downtown Barrie has to offer!

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Promenade Days & Canada Day

Events

One of the many things that Downtown Barrie knows how to do well is taking […]

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Mallory Insurance

Places

Dan Mallory entered the family business with an abundance of energy, and his perpetual desire to challenge himself and others …

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The Mady Centre

Places

It can be said that one man’s trash is a community’s wondrous treasure.

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Spring Thaw Pancake Breakfast

Events

It came as no surprise that Memorial Square was buzzing this weekend with people excited to celebrate the coming of spring…

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Groovy Tuesday’s

Places

What makes Groovy Tuesdays unique is the fact that its tight-knit space encourages guests to engage with each other…

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Joshua’s Greenery

Places

Nothing brightens up a room or livens up a streetscape better than fresh flowers creatively arranged.

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The North

Places

Marco Ormonde’s passion comes from within, getting started at an early age and knowing almost immediately that he wanted to be a chef.

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Cakes by Design

Places

Artists and designers are constantly pushing the envelope to stand out amongst the crowd and often times outdo their own previous work.

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Gary Owens Framing

Places

Whether you need to frame that perfect image that completes your home, or you’ve discovered […]

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BJ’s Records

Places

For something to be able to stand the test of time it needs to be so unforgettable that generation after generation find their own personal reasons to fall in love with it

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Nutrition Plus

Places

Downtown Barrie’s Nutrition Plus has carved out a niche as the leading health food store in Barrie.

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John McNabb Clothiers

Places

Shopping for the right suit can often times be a daunting challenge.

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Our House

Places

After recently celebrating their 20th anniversary and undergoing some renovations, Our House returns more alive and fresh than ever before

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Michael Smiley Fine Jewellery

Places

Nothing says I love you like a piece of handcrafted jewellery designed specifically for you…

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The Local Gastropub

Places

A true European pub is known for its comfortable quarters, conversations with strangers, and great craft beer.

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Flying Monkeys

Places

The flavour profile of the various brands crafted by Flying Monkeys are as interesting as the name of the brewery itself.

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The Creative Space

Places

Truly compassionate people with a genuinely noble cause are few and far between these days.

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Tropical North Surf Shop

Places

A surfer’s nirvana and a boarder’s wonderland set inside a tropical destination themed store.

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Bill LeBoeuf Jewellers

Places

Diamonds might be a girls’ best friend, but so are rubies, sapphires, emeralds, gold and silver.

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Kenzington Burger Bar

Places

Finding a bar you love to hang out at and a restaurant you can’t get enough of often tend to be a difficult task.

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Bohemia

Places

It is a rare find when you come across an independently branded cafe that is unique, intriguing, and affordable.

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Janet Kemp Ladies Fashion

Places

One of the most satisfying features of a local retail store is the relationship established with the owner and customer.

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