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Why We ❤️ Barrie

Barrie, Ontario…the perfect place to call home.

Located an hour north of the Greater Toronto Area,

Barrie offers you the best of all worlds. A vibrant, attractive city, Barrie is small-town friendly with all the amenities of a large city.

With its 90+ parks, beautiful Kempenfelt Bay shoreline, swimmable beaches, ski resorts, and active music and performing arts groups, Barrie has something for everyone.

Just starting out, or looking for a family-friendly place to live? 

Here are more reasons to choose Barrie:



Warm and welcoming

Barrie boasts a community spirit second to none.

Diverse Education Options

From pre-school to post-secondary, Barrie offers a wide range of options including public, separate, private, and bilingual education.

Expanding Health Services

Barrie’s recently expanded Royal Victoria Hospital now provides new and specialized services to those living in our region with over $70 million invested in the latest equipment and technology.

Low Crime Rate

In 2018, Barrie police reported an overall crime rate 3% lower than the province of Ontario and 28% lower than in Canada. 

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Love to shop?

Barrie offers great shopping with Georgian Mall, Park Place, and much more.

Live to golf?

You’ll find a wide selection of excellent golf courses in Barrie and surrounding areas.

Barrie Quick Facts:

Population 141,434 (source)

Perched on the shores of beautiful Kempenfelt Bay

Over 300 hectares of parkland

A wide choice of music festivals, live theatre, and performing arts

Tons of sports and adventure events – year-round

Home of the Barrie Colts Hockey Team

Minutes from Georgian Downs and horse racing

Kempenfest, the largest arts and crafts festival in North America

Local Schools

Check out these links to find the right school for your family in the city of Barrie:


Simcoe County District School Board 

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board 

Homes for Sale in Barrie

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Why Barrie?

 Contact the Kempenfelt Group today and learn more about why Barrie is the perfect place to call home.

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