With a population of 186,000, Barrie is a modern city located less than an hour’s drive from Toronto on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay
With 90 parks, there are plenty of opportunities to ski, bike, walk, run and rollerblade next to water and mountains.
At the doorstep of Canada’s largest metropolis, vibrant shopping and dining opportunities find themselves in Barrie or a train ride away!
The Mady Centre for the Performing Art, the Georgian Theatre the MacLaren Art Centre and the 4,200 seat Barrie Molson Centre provide students with easy access to theatre, music and art.
Barrie is home to three junior or minor professional sports teams: the Barrie Colts (OHL hockey), Barrie Baycats (IBL baseball) and the Barrie Lakeshores (MSL lacrosse)
Barrie plays host to numerous festivals and community events throughout the year, including Winterfest, February Blues Festival, Jazz and Blues Festival, Barrie Film Festival, Rhythmfest, Celebrate Barrie, Kempenfest, Ribfest, Oktoberfest, and Canada Day festivities.