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Location Advantage

“Barrie is affordable and accessible; it’s so close to everything. Barrie has everything that I can find in larger cities yet it has the coziness of a small town feel.” 
Stella Gan, Liberty Hospitality Corporation

Central Location

More than 9 million people, representing one quarter of Canada’s population, live within a 100-mile radius of Barrie. The southern portion of this area, known as the Greater Golden Horseshoe, accounts for nearly 70% of Ontario’s GDP. Located at the northern tip of this area, Barrie is within a one-day trucking distance of more than 131 million North American consumers.

Simcoe County’s Largest City

The City of Barrie is Central Ontario’s growth engine and functions as a regional provider of health, education, retail and business services for all of Simcoe County. Simcoe County population: 446,063 (including Barrie & Orillia).

Plugged In

  • High-Tech Telecommunications Infrastructure
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Point-to-Point Connectivity
  • IT Continuity
Access to Major Transportation Hubs

The Lake Simcoe Regional Airport (LSRA) is one of Canada’s newest and most sophisticated regional airports.

  • 10 minutes outside of Barrie
  • Less than 1 hour from Toronto
  • Convenient & direct highway access
  • $13.7M LSRA expansion completed in 2011
  • Customs and cargo handling capability
  • Commercial, corporate and recreational aircrafts
  • Hwy 400 runs through Barrie with 5 interchanges
  • Connected to 3 major provincial highways (90, 27, 11) along with Hwy 400
  • Convenient access to Hwy 401 and Hwy 407 ETR
  • Over 131 million consumers witin a one-day trucking or rail distance from the city of Barrie

Short-line rail service owned and operated by the City of Barrie.

  • Interchanges daily with CP Rail providing connections to major North American cities
  • Opportunities to access rail through siding or transloading facility
GO Train
  • Two train stations servicing the Barrie area, Allandale Waterfront GO Station and Barrie South GO Station
  • Regular commuter trains servicing the Barrie-Toronto corridor during peak hours
  • Summer weekend train service

10 minutes from Barrie City Centre to Lake Simcoe Regional Airport

Improved City Transit, Launched Summer 2013

  • Multiple Transit Hubs
  • 15-minute service on major routes
  • Real-time scheduling info
Destination Distance from Barrie
Vaughan, ON 67 km 41 mi
Markham / North York 89 km 55 mi
Toronto 94 km 58 mi
Brampton / Mississauga 95 km 59 mi
Montreal, QC 620 km 384 mi
Buffalo, NY 236 km 146 mi
Detroit, MI 437 km 271 mi
Pittsburgh, PA 589 kms 365 mi
Chicago, IL 901 km 559 mi
Boston, MA 961 km 596 mi

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