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Brunch in Barrie Made Easy

Who doesn't love brunch? Whether it's on a weekday or the weekend, start your day off right with a brunch outing at one of our city's great options. Check out some of our favourites!
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Exploring photoshoot-worthy locations in Downtown Barrie

Whatever the occasion, whether it's for a family photoshoot, engagement shots, graduation pics or just some Instagram-worthy content, there are plenty of great spots in and around Downtown Barrie for you to not only capture but also explore! Experience the city's top sights while also having a great photoshoot (or two).
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Theatre By The Bay & Tourism Barrie Present A New Augmented Reality Show

Introducing The Ghost Watchers show, an Augmented Reality Theatrical Experience presented by Theatre By the Bay & Tourism Barrie. Journey on a walking tour through Downtown Barrie and discover the ghosts of Barrie’s past through a groundbreaking blend of live theatre and augmented reality. Learn more here!
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Summer Activities in Barrie we're Looking Forward to Most

There's so much to experience over the Summer months especially at home here in the Barrie area where we're lucky to be surrounded by the beautiful waterfront, nature, activities, and so much more! Let's dive into a couple in the Barrie & area we're looking forward to most. We can't wait to get started!
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Save on the best of Barrie with the My Barrie Savings Pass!

Supporting our local Barrie businesses and having incredible experiences this summer just got easier! Access great deals for restaurants, attractions, shopping and more all summer long with the new Tourism Barrie My Barrie Savings Pass!
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10 ‘Must-Try’ Downtown Barrie Restaurants with Patios!

Patio season is finally here! The City of Barrie has an abundance of fantastic restaurants with patios especially in the Downtown Core. If you’re anything like us, you want to try them all. So, if you haven’t already added them to your list, here are 10 Downtown Barrie Patios to add to your ‘must-try’ list!
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Supporting Local with Locally Grown Foods in Barrie!

Eating locally sourced foods is not only great for your health and the environment but also for supporting local businesses. Barrie and Area is home to many great farms, markets and businesses where you can find a great selection of locally grown goodies! Here are a couple of our favourites to check out!
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The Impact of COVID-19 on a Small Business - Valiant's Eatery

With the help of our high school co-op student, we interviewed a few of Barrie's self-employed business owners to get a better sense of how the pandemic has affected small businesses here in Barrie. In this post, get to know Michael and Tina Valiant of Barrie's vegan restaurant, Valiant's Eatery. They share some of the challenges they faced and goals moving forward.
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The Impact of COVID-19 on a Small Business - Creative Café

It has been a challenging year for most business owners who have had to close their shops so suddenly after COVID-19 hit the world. To get a better sense of how the pandemic has affected small businesses here in Barrie, with the help of our high school co-op student, we spoke with Lynne Butler, owner of the Creative Café.
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