Welcome to Barrie Ontario
The City of Barrie continues to be one of Canada's fastest growing and dynamic cities. An expansive beach-lined waterfront overlooking Kempenfelt Bay, numerous restaurants and exciting nightlife only begin to cover what Barrie has to offer - and that's only within the city! Barrie is located at the heart of it all, central to Toronto, cottage-country, unbeatable skiing and picturesque wilderness, and a half hour from some of Ontario's most sought-after destinations. Experience our historic downtown, relax in one of our many beautiful parks and indulge in any of our exciting events and you'll see what everyone else has been talking about!.
Cultural attractions include the renowned Gryphon Theatre, new Downtown Community Theatre facility (to be completed June 2011) Sports and performance venue at the Barrie Molson Centre , a 4,200 seat multi-purpose entertainment facility, and the MacLaren Art Centre
Our local airport, Lake Simcoe Regional Airport, offers customs and cargo handling capability. Also, the GO Train service from Toronto to Barrie is working since December 2007.
Barrie also offers the Royal Victoria Hospital , a regional health care facility; Georgian College , which now offers university programs; a strong and diverse retail and commercial sector; and first class recreation, transportation and municipal services.
Georgian College: Georgian College is a highly regarded institute offering a wide range of dynamic programs including university and advanced studies. More information: www.georgianc.on.ca
Barrie Public Library: A community information and referral service offering information on everything from child care to support groups, also includes an extensive Community Events Calendar.More information: www.library.barrie.on.ca
Visit the City of Barrie's website for city information ranging from current population, community information, and council updates. www.barrie.ca
Barrie Means Business!
To find out information on our city as a business location, or to set up a meeting, contact the Economic Development Office. www.barrie.ca
Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce: To get in touch with our area's business community, contact the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce: www.barriechamber.com
Downtown Barrie: Contact Downtown Barrie for business and event information taking place in our vibrant, heritage downtown. www.downtownbarrie.ca
Barrie Schools & Learning
If you're moving to Barrie a big decision might be, which school will my children go to? Click on our map showcasing all the schools in the Barrie area. Further if you have any questions or would like more information visit the Simcoe County School Board.