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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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Tourism Barrie Partners are Community Favourite Winners!

The results of the 2021 Community Votes Barrie are in and many of Tourism Barrie’s partners have come out on top as some of the city’s favourites! To congratulate them, we want to shed light on some of their accomplishments and recognize the outstanding businesses and services they provide us, especially in these unprecedented times. Check it out!
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Where to Enjoy Long Weekend Food Favourites in Barrie!

The Victoria Day long weekend calls for sitting back, relaxing and enjoying great seasonal foods! Many of our Barrie businesses are ready to help you safely celebrate and relax with their long weekend initiative! To help you in your search for great meals, drinks, and treats to enjoy, here are some suggestions of local businesses to support this weekend!
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Experience Barrie’s Breweries from Home

The City of Barrie is home to 3 award winning breweries - Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Redline Brewhouse, Barnstormer Brewing + Distilling Co. as well as our very own Winery and Cidery - Heritage Estate. From their great drinks and foods to fun events, here’s how you can enjoy your favourite local breweries from home!
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5 Lockdown-Friendly Outdoor Spring Activities to Do in Barrie!

It's time to shake off the winter blues and start enjoying the beautiful spring weather! So, if you're in need of inspiration for what to do, look no further! Here are 5 suggestions for outdoor activities to kickstart your spring!
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5 Places you can get your Easter Treats in Barrie!

With Easter weekend just around the corner, you’re probably on the hunt for treats to make your weekend extra special. Avoid going to the big-name stores and instead support local at one of our fantastic Barrie businesses!
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Some of our favourite ways to experience Barrie from home!

As the lockdowns are lifting and many businesses in and around Barrie are reopening, it’s still important to continue staying home and limiting outdoor activities as much as possible. Our local Barrie businesses have got you covered with great at-home activities to keep you entertained and involved in the city!
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