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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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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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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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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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COVID-19 Impact on Small Business - Olive Oil Co.

To get a better sense of how the pandemic has affected small businesses here in Barrie, our high school co-op student Savannah, interviewed Denise Tucker the owner of the Olive Oil Co. She shared with Savannah some of her thoughts and advice about the impact of the pandemic on her business.
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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 just got easier! Access great deals for restaurants, attractions, shopping and more with the new Tourism Barrie My Barrie Savings Pass!
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COVID-19 Impact on Small Business - ZuZu Fashion Boutique

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. We first spoke with Tracey Baker, the owner of ZuZu Fashion Boutique in Downtown Barrie.
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8 ways to celebrate Dad this Father's Day weekend!

Not sure how to spend your Father’s Day weekend this year? Whether it’s at home or out and about, celebrate Dad with some fun activities from businesses located in the Barrie and Area. Plan out your weekend with 8 fun options that you can't pass up!
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Must-Have Father's Day Gifts from local Barrie Businesses

I think we can all agree that finding the perfect Father’s Day gift can be a stressful ordeal. Tourism Barrie is here to help! The Barrie & Area is home to an abundance of local businesses selling fantastic gifts to put a smile on your dad’s face! We've put together a rundown of 8 Must-Have top gifts for Dad so you can be sure to get him something he will love!
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