Barrie

Cottage of the Week: $3.5 million for a country estate sitting on Lake Simcoe Cottage of the Week: $3.5 million for a country estate sitting on Lake Simcoe

ADDRESS: 1 Barrie Terrace NEIGHBOURHOOD: Kempenfelt Bay, Lake Simcoe AGENT: Natalie Kopman, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage and Stephanie Adams, Hassey Realty Corp., Brokerage PRICE: $3,499,000 THE PLACE: A hop, skip and jump from Barrie along Highway 93, this lakeside home is more country manor than rustic getaway, with a gourmet kitchen, plush dining… Read more »

Chris Nuttall-Smith on the craft-brewing movement that’s taking over Toronto Chris Nuttall-Smith on the craft-brewing movement that’s taking over Toronto

In a dingy former office at the back of Great Lakes Brewery in Etobicoke, nine waist-high, 50-litre fermenters gently burble with what might be some of the most interesting beers ever brewed in Ontario, spitting out carbon dioxide and foam through clear plastic tubes as the yeast in the liquid does its work. There’s a… Read more »

Eight new electric car charging stations open around the G.T.A., as Ontario slow... Eight new electric car charging stations open around the G.T.A., as Ontario slowly, slowly moves towards a gas-free future

As oil goes back over $100 per barrel and GTA commuters face higher gas prices, electric cars—a.k.a. “EVs” for “electric vehicles”—are slowly gaining popularity in the city. To capitalize on this, the international organization Better Place—not a.k.a. “BP”—is launching a pilot project that will build eight EV charging stations across the GTA and Barrie. The… Read more »