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This week we go south of the city to find this 3 bedroom beauty, it is unusual as it backs onto an Environmental Protection Zone, so no backdoor neighbours.  If you want to see more there is an OPEN HOUSE today.

This very well maintained with loads of updates you can see the owner has pride in this house.  Large windows looking out a large backyard makes the light in the living room great.

With a well-appointed kitchen with stainless appliances.

Featuring Upgrades Galore Including A Roof Water Heater Coils, Insulated Garage Ceiling, Granite Counters, Hardwood Floors, Updated Bathrooms & More.

We would love to have a bedroom this size, it is also really well finished.

With a large en-suite bathroom, you could imagine you were in a Roman bath with pillars.

The large backyard feature landscaping, stone interlocking, irrigation system, accent lighting, pond with a waterfall, pergola, tree house and a natural gas hookup.  So yes in the summer it would be a nice spot to relax with a glass of wine.

More details:

  • Asking Price: $769,900
  •  3 Bed / 3 Bathrooms
  • MLS® Number: S4664349


This week’s The Property of the Week takes us south of our city.   As you know we like to find houses that have something surprising in them, we will disclose at the end what it is, keep reading.

The house is move-in ready and is finished to the highest standards.   The large kitchen is very well equipped, with a large island in the middle, as you know we do like our wine, so we particularly like this island.

As soon as you walk into the house you will love it. Just Sit Back And Relax. It Begins With Over 4800 Sqft Of Fully Upgraded Living Space With The Finest Of Craftsmanship Thru-Out, it has  3 Custom Fireplaces, Gym, Hardwood Thru-Out And Much More, keep scrolling to see more.

Here is what we thought was really cool.  Not only has the home got a beautiful professional landscaped backyard it also has this your own Swim Spa with Outdoor Projector Screen, Custom Wood Burning Fireplace all for you to relax with that bottle of wine from the kitchen.

More details:

  • Asking Price: $799,900
  • 4 + 1 Bed / 5 Bathrooms
  • MLS® Number: S4650078

The Social Recap: The Week That Was in Barrie Dec. 2nd

Social Recap


Social media.

And if you are tweeting, posting and talking about Barrie on social media, we want to hear from you! Every week we will do a quick recap of the week that was in Barrie based on your pics, posts and videos.

Whether it’s concerts, store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it.

Here’s what went down in Barrie last week…


So yeah, winter has fully and completely arrived. And we can get pissed about it, or we can do as BPL did. Admire the beauty of this time of year!


Another thing to admire at this time of year is the generosity of people in Barrie. Either through their donations of items, or of their time to great causes. Both were on display at the Walmart on Bayfield this weekend!

We had a chance to hang at Mantiques this week,  one of the coolest and most unique stores in Barrie. And while we were there, our resident movie nerd comedians came to record another episode of Cinema Smack Down!


And speaking of cool AF downtown Barrie locales, @mybusilife corrected a lifelong error by never visiting Unity Cafe.

Still with downtown, there are so many good spots to take a quick nighttime snap. But the Five Points intersection may be the best, as demonstrated by @sherroseart

And finally, this time of year we can all be forgiven for foregoing a diet and indulging in a few sweets. And to that end…just have a look at this dessert option from Crazy Fox Bistro.

If you’re tweeting, posting and blogging about Barrie, we want to promote your stuff! Use the hashtag #barrieuncovered and we may feature your content in our weekly recap!

And if you have a gig or event coming up in Barrie, let us help you promote it on our events calendar! Send an email to [email protected] or a DM to our FB page

Warm and Cozy Tricks to Avoid Holiday Hustle and Bustle

Avoid Holiday Hustle and Bustle

Warm and Cozy Tricks to Avoid Holiday Hustle and Bustle

It’s Here!

It’s the greatest time of year! For those who love the holiday spirit anyways, maybe not so much for those who strongly dislike the snow and cold weather but that’s besides the point!

Holiday cheer, ugly sweaters and onesies, and of course photos with the man in red himself are in full swing! But haven’t you worn that same ugly sweeter to a party for the past 6 years in a row? Or you have one onsie that you wear in every single Christmas photo taken on Christmas Day? It’s time to get some new holiday gear friends, I mean after all, this is the last holiday season of the decade!

Avoid Holiday Hustle and Bustle:

Where To Look

Of course there are tons of places in the Georgian mall you could go to, but what if you’re a part of the wide percentage in Barrie who absolutely despises shopping at the mall this time of year? Large crowds, long walks in the cold from your car parked 4 light years away from the entrance, we get it. That’s why we’re here to offer three different solutions.

Solution one: Stick with a store


Okay okay, still a store I know, but at least at this one you can sell them your old gear and buy new for yourself, and you don’t have to face that huge mall crowd! Plato’s Closet Barrie located at 21 Commerce park drive is the perfect, inexpensive way to stock up on all things comfy and cozy for this holiday season!

They have onesies from pink all the way to holiday sweaters from under armour. It’s worth the check out for sure!

Solution two: Host a home clothing party (women)

Perhaps you and your closest friends need some new Christmas party outfits. Outfits that don’t include freezing while walking in a small dress in a blizzard. You could have a girls night, Christmas tree up, tunes playing, wine pouring in your pjs kinda party while Nygard style direct expertise Charlene Quesnel pieces  a classy yet warm outfit for your big work event! You can connect with her via Facebook messenger or call/text 705-770-5937! If you’re really feeling eager, you can look ahead at some options at her website !

Solution three: Order

Order. Just you, yourself and….. yourself. There is lots of your local community members  who are rocking their own Instagram and Facebook business.  Thats Sew Crafty By Lexi is one of them! She offers custom made signs,  clothing and more! Be sure to give her a follow and place your order!

Just like that we have it folks, three solutions to avoid the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping in Barrie, while staying warm, comfy and cozy!

What did you think of our Avoid Holiday Hustle and Bustle blog? Did we miss any great places in Barrie? Let us know in the comments! 


Dirty Thirty, Fun and Flirty! Fierce Lady Edition

Dirty thirty birthday

Ugh. Milestones. We googled the meaning and found, an action or event marking a significant change or stage in development.”  Yep.  It’s gonna happen.  Or it HAS happened.  Just when you thought that being able to say you are officially a quarter century old was cool, suddenly you are staring your dirty thirty in the face.  Let’s say it one more time – Ugh. Milestones.

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