Barrie is a great city to live, work or just visit for a while. It has been host to several historical events and home to some who have gone on to make history itself. Barrie is home to the Colts, Georgian College, the annual Kempenfelt festival (with Kempenfelt Kelly watching from the bay) and over 125,000 people just like yourself.
You can also find some unique and wonderful small businesses in Barrie, establishments that have helped the community thrive for decades - and hopefully for many more.
What Is ShopBarrie.com?
Small businesses provide a number of benefits to the community and by shopping at these local businesses you can help show your support while finding some great deals. In general, small businesses provide a unique experience, fair wages to local employees and circulate more money back into the community - especially when compared to the big box stores.
ShopBarrie.com is an effort to stimulate the local economy by showcasing the spectacular products and services that our local small businesses have to offer. With the support of the City of Barrie and the Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce, ShopBarrie.com aims to provide a single simple solution for all your local shopping needs.
So whether you're looking for a gift for that picky cousin at Christmas, or searching reviews for an exquisite evening experience - think local first. ShopBarrie.com has all the tools you need to find great deals from your favourite local merchants and makes it easy to communicate with them.
Our 27 room tower expansion including pool, hot tub and fitness room are now complete for your enjoyment.
The BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn is 20 minutes from Wasaga Beach and in the heart of Barrie, near events during Kempenfest Weekend. The hotel is 55 kilometers from Canada's Wonderland in Toronto and visitors are 60 kilometers from Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, ON.
Blue Mountain Resort offers recreational opportunities including snow skiing, golf, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, indoor tennis and swimming at Plunge! Aqua Centre. There is also shopping and a variety of restaurants.
We now have 27 more rooms, including three jetted tub king size suites and three family suites. The BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn offers a daily complimentary continental breakfast featuring pastries, muffins, fresh fruit, cereal, coffee, tea and juice. This Barrie, Ontario hotel also features wireless high-speed Internet access. All rooms have 32-inch flat screen televisions and duvet cover. Our new property includes a pool and a hot tub. Also, a larger fitness room for your pleasure.
Make a reservation today and save at the BEST WESTERN Royal Oak Inn offering great lodging in Barrie, Ontario!
CBS Outdoor has Simcoe County covered, providing a large inventory of various sized billboards located from Owen Sound through Collingwood to Stayner, Wasaga Beach, Barrie, Orillia, Midland and Peterborough. Also high profile panels on key arterial routes and highways, including Hwy 26, 11 and 400.
Outdoor Advertising is proven to be the most cost effective media available...NOT expensive as you might think. Compared to other media who are fragmenting and suffering audience declines, outdoor has shown proven growth and efficiency, and can compliment other media plans.
CBS rep Paul Crouch works out of the Barrie office focusing his attention on helping advertisers plan strategic, cost effective outdoor billboard campaigns to suit every budget. Call him at 705.726.4822
High traffic locations in the cities, where panels are close to roads and easily viewed by motorists and pedestrians. Can't be zipped, zapped, or muted. Outdoor is ALWAYS ON!
With our in house production facility and award winnning creative team, CBS can handle your project from Conception to Completion.
The CityDirect.info Network is a quickly expanding web of interconnected local sites that bring together the best local and topic-specific content on the internet.
Each site, like BarrieDirect.info, in the CityDirect.info Network is dedicated to providing finest community focused content. Through our network of local CitySites, you can instantly gain access to local attractions, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, accommodations, businesses, coupons and community events.
Georgian Copy & Printers
Welcome to Georgian Copy & Printers
We understand the demand on your time, we understand the need for fast turn around, that is why at Georgian Copy & Printers, every job, no matter how big or small is handled with the utmost urgency.
Our experienced team will take care of your needs from designing to colour matching and from off-set printing to photocopying.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
Experience Superior Comfort Beyond Other Hotels in Barrie, Ontario For the comfort and amenities you deserve, reserve a room at the pet - friendly Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites of Barrie, Ontario . Our hotel is convenient to Highway 400 to keep you connected to the attractions and businesses of downtown Barrie. Lodging here puts you minutes from exciting attractions, like a Colts game at the Barrie Molson Centre or a shopping trip to the 400 Market. For an exciting night out, you can visit Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club with the complimentary tickets available at our hotel's front desk. In Barrie, you'll also find numerous outdoor attractions, such as the Georgian Downs Racetrack or fishing at Lake Simcoe.
Kicx 106 FM - HOT New Country
KICX 106 returned to its roots in Orillia a few years ago using the 105.9 FM frequency it started with over 10 years ago. It allows us to better serve all of Central Ontario, and in particular Orillia, a city where country music has always excelled. The same award-winning programming will serve residents from Huntsville to Newmarket and everywhere in between.
KICX 106’s morning show is hosted by well known broadcaster Jack Latimer. Jack is synonymous with excellent radio in this region for over 30 years. He’s a great entertainer and well respected in our communities. His co-host, Carey Moran, has won two Canadian Country Music Awards for Personality of the Year. The remainder of our outstanding on air team includes Amy Aust on afternoon drive, Neil Anthony, Michael Bullock, David Best, Leanne Newman and in news, Martin Vanderwoude.
KICX FM is a Canadian radio success story. In just over 10 years, it has been recognized with 16 industry awards, including the Canadian Country Music Association’s Station of the Year for six of the past seven years. We’ve accomplished this by listening carefully to our customers and delivering on what they want.
New country is North America’s second most listened to radio format and it’s growing in Canada. In fact, our “home-grown” artists are amongst the most successful in the world. Performers such as Shania Twain, Paul Brandt, Terri Clark and Michelle Wright are selling millions of CDs.
New country’s roots are in folk, rock, blues and country. Much of its success is attributed to the fact that most adults can relate to the lyrics of the songs. They’re about families, having kids, living on a budget, relationships that don’t work out. They reflect life.
Country is back where it belongs, along with compelling and entertaining local programming.
Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel and Conference Centre
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel and Conference Centre. Our quality service and accommodations are designed to meet all of your needs with both comfort and convenience in mind. We are located in the heart of downtown Barrie, and minutes from Kempenfelt Bay and the many year round outdoor activities and attractions Barrie has to offer. Barrie is ideally located less than 1 hour from Toronto and is the gateway to Ontario's north.
THE Best Place to Meet in Barrie!
In addition to our superlative hospitality, our conference centre makes the ideal setting for all your meetings, conferences, weddings and other special events. Whether you are hosting a small gathering or a large event, our warm and professional staff is ready to accommodate you and your group. With more than 9,000 square feet of flexible function space, including boardrooms and exhibit space, we are THE Best Place to Meet
Monte Carlo Inns
The Monte Carlo Inn Barrie Suites is the brand new hotel strategically situated at 81 Hart Drive, at the corner of Dunlop and 400, and minutes from the financial, commercial and retail district of Barrie, Ontario. Call us at (888) 858-0585 today to set up reservations.
Whether your needs are strictly business or mainly pleasure you will find everything you need in hotel accommodations and more at the Monte Carlo Inn Barrie Suites. With 83 well-appointed suites, including king size executive suites with work stations and ergonomic chairs and fabulous whirlpool theme suites; we have everything you need to unwind and make your stay with us a productive and relaxing experience.
If business is on your mind, then look no further than our comprehensive meeting rooms, which can accommodate a 100 person conference or a 10 person meeting. Our extensive meeting facilities also feature a complete list of audio visual equipment, and a comprehensive in house food and beverage menu catered by our very own Mediterranean Ristorante Bar & Grill. Do not hesitate to call us at (888) 858-0585 today and experience firsthand the luxury, comfort and value of the accommodations at the brand new Monte Carlo Inns Barrie Suites.
The Dock FM - Simcoe County's Greatest Hits
I’m a Little Bit Rock & Rock
Wake up with Roop, Wicks & Meg – they’ve got everything you need to start your day. Award winning on-air personality Ted Roop brings his personality, wit and observations to the breakfast table. Brian Wicks will keep you informed with news, weather, sports, traffic - everything you need to get your day going. Meg Whitton will keep you up to speed on the local and international entertainment scene - and more important, keep these two guys in line. Please give Roop,Wicks & Meg a listen. We know you’ll get your day off with a smile – and of course some of the Greatest Hits of All Time.
104.1 The DOCK is a Classic Hits based format. Classic Hits features popular hits, primarily from the classic rock genre, from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
104.1 THE DOCK will take you to a place where everyone want’s to be - on a dock, relaxing, enjoying the lake and listening to great tunes. It’s where millions of people fight the traffic every summer just to enjoy a few hours on the weekend. Fortunately for us, we live here all year long.
Classic Hits is targeted to Baby Boomers and features the hits from their formative teen years. It is largely drawn from mainstream classic rock artists. It’s not too soft, but also not to hard. Think of a Classic Hits station as playing “Greatest Hits” albums from the best known artists of the era. In fact, 104.1 The Dock has repositioned itself as “Simcoe County’s Greatest Hits” to reflect this approach. If you haven’t listened in a while, give it a try. We’re confident you’ll love what you hear.
The Days Inn
Barrie, Ontario is known for its spectacular waterfront of Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe. In the heart of downtown, the waterfront offers walking & biking trails, beautiful gardens, boating, an extensive playground and small beach area. Barrie boasts a wide variety of shopping and a truly diverse array of dining options; from the familiar casual locations to finer unique cuisine to international flavours. In the winter months, it is a fabulous location for alpine and nordic skiing, snowboarding, tubing and ice fishing. In the summer months, the city & surrounding area offer a broad selection of golf for all levels of play. Barrie is truly the best of both worlds; it's a fast growing city centre with the comforts of a small community.
Located less than 1 hour from one of Ontario's largest shopping centres, Vaughan Mills and Canada's premier theme park, Canada's Wonderland. Barrie is also centrally located off the 400 highway, less than 100 km from Toronto and a short drive from the breathtaking Cottage Country of the Muskoka Region on Georgian Bay.