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Halloween Safety Tips & Tricks!

October 31st, 2018

This year we want everyone to have a safe, fun-filled Halloween! To make sure your child is safe this Halloween check out these simple tips & tricks:

1. Do not use masks. Masks make it hard for children to see what’s around them, including cars. Try a hypoallergenic (less likely to cause an allergic reaction), non-toxic make-up kit instead.

2. Place strips of reflective tape on the back and fro ...

Fun Fall Activities to Enjoy This Weekend!

September 28th, 2018

Now that it is officially fall, it’s time to grab a pumpkin spice latte and enjoy all that this season has to offer. Check out below some awesome activities you can enjoy this weekend in Simcoe County!

1. Coldwater Fall Fair - The Coldwater fair is happening this Saturday & Sunday from 9am to 8pm and Sun 9am to 4pm! The tickets are $10 for adults $7 for seniors/youths and $5 kids 5-13. The the ...

Market Update August 2018

September 28th, 2018
During the month of August, Barrie and Area saw an average list price of $620,526 which was a 1.72% decrease from July 2018 for detached and semi-detached homes. The average sale price was $540,934, a 8.44% decrease from July 2018. There were a total 200 homes sold and the average days to sell was 41. The Barrie condo market saw an average list price of $390,583 and an average sale price of $ ...

5 Simple Tips to Add Value to Your Home!

August 7th, 2018

Whether you are thinking of selling your home or just looking to add to the value, these simple tips can come in handy. The simple upgrades won’t cost you tons of money, but they can help in small ways to increase the value of your home without breaking your bank!

1. Keep A Clean Front Yard

Ensure your home offers lots of curb appeal by removing weeds, maintaining your garden and even addin ...

Fun Events Happening This Long Weekend

August 3rd, 2018

Fun Events Happening This Long Weekend!

We are almost at the second long weekend of the summer! If you are excited as we are and you are looking for fun events to get out and enjoy this long weekend, look no further! We have put together a list of awesome events happening this weekend:

1. Kempenfest

Kempenfest will be starting August 3rd and running until Monday August 6th. Located on Lakesh ...

Canada Day Events Happening In Simcoe County!

June 28th, 2018

Looking for something to do this Canada Day? Check out some awesome events happening this weekend for Canada Day!

1. Collingwood Festival for Canada, June 30 - July 1

Head over to Collingwood to enjoy music, food, fun, fireworks and more! Enjoy a full line-up of activities for the entire family including strolling entertainment, live music and on-the-water events. Located Downtown Collingwood ...

Awesome Trails to Explore in Simcoe County

June 8th, 2018

1. Grants Woods Trail
- Located just outside of Orillia on Division Rd West, this awesome trail has a total length of 1.9km. There are tons of great points of interest along the trail, with creeks flowing throughout the woods. The trail has a difficulty level of easy and parking is free.


2. Scout Valley Trail - This trail features three loop trails that are located on the Scout Valley property ...

5 Fun Events Happening This Long Weekend

May 18th, 2018

We have put together a list of fun events happening in Simcoe County to get out and enjoy this long weekend. Be sure to comment below and let us know which events you will be heading to!

1. Plant, Rummage & Bake Sale - When: Saturday May 19

The Christ Anglican Church in Waubaushene will be holding their annual spring sale of plants, gently used treasures and home baking. The event is free a ...

5 Fun Things to Do For Mother's Day in Simcoe County

May 11th, 2018

We have put together some events to take Mom to this coming weekend, in Simcoe County. Head out for some local fun, and enjoy the sunshine!

1. Collingwood Mothers Day Market - Sunday May 13

Head over to Collingwood for a fun afternoon at Side Launch Brewing Company. They will be holding a event for mothers, featuring food sampling, live outdoor music, giveaways and last but not least craft beer ...

6 Must See Kitchen Trends For 2018

April 13th, 2018

Who doesn’t love to look at beautiful kitchens? We definitely do and we can’t get enough! Check out our favourite, must see kitchen design trends for 2018:

Bold Colours

One of our favourite trends this year has been bold colours! Whether it is through cabinets, charis or small design features, we have been loving the pop of colour. This can be a super easy to do by adding small pops of co ...

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