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"This is a tremendous community to be a part of. There is something to do for every age group. Our neighbourhoods have the kind of amenities and services that you just can't find in larger cities. Great ideas grow so quickly in Barrie. There are people doing new and interesting things and that's really the spice of life." – City of Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman

Living in Barrie provides ample opportunity for recreation, in fact Barrie was ranked the 8th most active city in Canada by Expedia. The number of winter activities provides a true four-season experience for residents. Plus, the natural surroundings and population growth create opportunities for recreation and tourism entrepreneurs.  Spend less time in gridlock and more time relaxing – the perfect place for raising families, enjoying the outdoors all while working, starting or growing your business.

Barrie boasts a range of housing options, including waterfront condominiums and estate homes. As an affordable option for purchasing and renting, Barrie attracts a vibrant, skilled and youthful labour force.  The city is also home to the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, which offers top-notch healthcare services to the community and provides businesses with research & development partnerships.


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