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A list of retirement homes in Barrie Ontario. *An asterisk on the right of each name denotes that this residence matches your search criteria from information provided from a previous year and/or little further information is available. Facilities listed without an asterisk, have provided detailed up-to-date information for 2017 .


AMICA AT BARRIE  (Retirement Homes) 
70 Lakeside Terrace Barrie ON L4M 0J2
SIMCOE TERRACE RETIREMENT CENTRE  (Retirement Homes) 
44 Donald Street Barrie ON L4N 1E3
BARRIE MANOR SENIOR LIVING  (Retirement Homes)  *
340 Blake Street Barrie ON L4M 1L3
BARRINGTON RETIREMENT RESIDENCE  (Retirement Homes)  *
450 Yonge Street Barrie ON L4N 4E2
MULCASTER MEWS  (Retirement Homes)  *
130 Mulcaster Street Barrie ON L4M 3M9
ROBERTA PLACE RETIREMENT LODGE  (Retirement Homes)  *
489 Essa Road Barrie ON L4N 9E4
SERENITY - BARRIE  (Retirement Homes)  *
410 Hurst Drive Barrie ON L4N 6N1
THE WATERFORD RETIREMENT COMMUNITY  (Retirement Homes)  *
132 Edgehill Drive Barrie ON L4N 1M1
WHISPERING PINES  (Retirement Homes)  *
140 Letitia Street Barrie ON L4N 1P5
WOODS PARK CARE CENTRE  (Retirement Homes)  *
110 Lillian Crescent Barrie ON L4N 5H7

 

Barrie Ontario

Barrie Ontario

Introduction:
Barrie is a city in Central Ontario, located on the western shores of Lake Simcoe. It rests in the northern part of the Greater Golden Horseshoe, a densely populated and industrialized region of Ontario. Barrie is an ever growing and busy city. The population of Barrie was 135,700 in last conducted census survey and it was expected that it would rise to 143,405 in 2016. Barrie’s rapid population growth and increased diversity has been the pushing force behind the development in Arts and Culture. Barrie’s housing market is as hot as Toronto’s — tied for the third-highest year-over-year increase in the nation.

 

Brief History:
Barrie's beginnings can be traced back to First Nations People using the western shores of Kempenfelt Bay as a place of rest before traveling the portage that ran between Lake Simcoe and the Nottawasaga River to Lake Huron. The War of 1812 resulted in increased use allowing for British troops and supplies to bypass the American forces at Detroit. At the war's end, settlers arrived and took up residence at the end of the portage, beginning the traces of Barrie's first community. The British military presence is reflected in many street names, and even in the name of the city itself, in honour of British Admiral Sir Robert Barrie. Between the late 1800s and the early Twentieth Century, Barrie underwent several changes that contributed to its rapid growth. The long-anticipated railway connection in 1865, joined Barrie to the City of York, its resources and industry. But it was the building of Highway 400 in 1950 that provided tourists easy access and exposure to our Beautiful City by the Bay, that made Barrie a favorite for family fun in Central Ontario. 

Landmarks and Attractions:
Spirit Catcher: Erected in 1986. The 20-ton steel sculpture took six months to make and is situated on the shore of Kempenfelt Bay. The sculpture is a focal point on the Barrie waterfront, and serves as both a meeting place and navigational aid. The installation of the sculpture initiated a movement to place numerous pieces of art around the city which continues to this day.

Chappell Farms: was established in 1834 ~ Enjoy a fun filled day in the country. This farm offers tourists fresh local produce and seasonal activities.  Spring Festival occurs around Easter and includes magic shows, wagon rides, egg hunts, play areas, bunny village, animals and much more. In the autumn, Fall Festival begins and runs until Halloween.

Grey & Simcoe Foresters Regimental Museum: the exhibits in the Museum provide a chronological history of the Regiment, with artefacts from the Riel Rebellion, the Boer War, World Wars I and ll, the Korean War, the action in Bosnia, the recent Afghanistan Task Force.

Allandale Train Station: Allandale is a community located at the south end of Barrie 1853, The Ontario, Simcoe and Huron Union Railway line incepted between Toronto and Allandale. In 1905, the Grand Trunk Railway built a flagship station in a shape that copied the curve of the shoreline which was never tried and built before. Today the Go Transit system facilitates a career in Toronto while residing in Barrie.

Memorial Square:
Memorial Square is located at the southeastern end of the Nine Mile Portage and was the site of the Barrie Railroad Station and the Post Office. In 1922, a cenotaph was dedicated to those who had lost their lives in World War I. Today, the site remains a focal point of the downtown.

Activities in Barrie:
The city of Barrie has a lot to offer to its citizens and tourists. Tourists can either camp in local and Provincial parks or cruise Lake Simcoe to take in the natural beauty of the city. It also provides the adventurous citizens and tourists the opportunity of fishing and sailing and this is growing as a favorite activity. Barrie is equally enjoyable for senior citizens as well as the youth. In a survey conducted by an international forum, citizens of Barrie are living happily and the survey showed it included people of all age groups. Barrie offers a community that people of any age group can fit in easily and enjoy their lives. Barrie is also home to some very busy Ski Resorts, the most popular may be Horseshoe Resort boasting 22 alpine runs.

Retirement Houses in Barrie:
The City has developed an Age-Friendly Community Plan with assistance from a grant the Ontario Government.  An Age-Friendly Community is one where policies, services and facilities support older people to live in a secure environment, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in their communities. 

There are also many retirement homes available in the city of Barrie. The Retirement Homes or Nursing Homes in Barrie are well equipped with all the facilities and activities for seniors. Whether it is Assisted Living, Independent Living or Full Care Services for the Elderly, Barrie has it all.

 


 
 

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