Barrie is a city in Southern Ontario, Canada, on the western shore of Lake Simcoe. Although located in Simcoe County, the city is politically independent. Barrie is within the northern part of the Greater Golden Horseshoe, a densely populated and industrialized region of Ontario.
The City of Barrie is a Central Ontario leading city and most dynamic waterfront community of approximately 127.000 people. Convenient access to highways 401 and 407 are provided by the 400 and, highways 90, 27 and 11 provide alternate access routes to the rest of Ontario. Our local airport, Lake Simcoe Regional Airport, offers customs and cargo handling capability.
Also, the GO Train service from Toronto to Barrie has been operational since December 2007.
The City of Barrie has invested in many neighborhood parks and recreation centers making the city very family friendly. There are activities and festivals almost every weekend of the summer with a wide variety of interests for people to attend.
Barrie's historic downtown area is situated in a distinct curved or wrapped valley, surrounding the western edge of Kempenfelt Bay. Terrain is generally flat near the city's centre. Moving up the valley slopes toward the city's north and south ends, the terrain can be rather steep in some areas. The city does not have any major rivers within its limits, but does have numerous creeks and streams, most of which empty into Kempenfelt Bay.
Barrie is home to the Royal Victoria Hospital , a regional health care facility which recently expanded its Cancer Care facilities; Georgian College , which now offers university programs; a strong and diverse retail and commercial sector; and first class recreation, transportation and municipal services.
Georgian College: Georgian College is a highly regarded institute offering a wide range of dynamic programs including university and advanced studies. More information: www.georgianc.on.ca
Barrie Public Library: A community information and referral service offering information on everything from child care to support groups, also includes an extensive Community Events Calendar.More information: www.library.barrie.on.ca
Visit the City of Barrie's website for city information ranging from current population, community information, and council updates at www.barrie.ca.
Cultural attractions include the renowned Gryphon Theatre, new Downtown Community Theatre facility (to be completed June 2011) Sports and performance venue at the Barrie Molson Centre , a 4,200 seat multi-purpose entertainment facility, and the MacLaren Art Centre
Barrie has two major English school boards that operate inside the city at a public level. The Simcoe County District School Board administers a Public education in Barrie and Simcoe County, while the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board administers to the Catholic population and serves the Simcoe and Muskoka areas.
Barrie also has two French school boards, Le Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud and Le Conseil scolaire de district du Centre-Sud-Ouest. There are also several private schools both for K-8 and K-12.
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