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Barrie, Ontario (2003 population 121,248, metropolitan population 168,492) is located on Kempenfelt Bay, an arm of Lake Simcoe in south-central Ontario, Canada. (Latitude: 44.3905, longitude: -79.6857) It is the county seat of Simcoe County.
Barrie's waterfront is at the heart of its tourism industry, with events like Kempenfest arts and crafts festival attracting more than 300,000 people. Sports and recreational activities, like skiing, baseball, hockey and boating attract people to Barrie in all four seasons of the year.
Barrie is home to the main campus of Georgian College,with 3,500 full-time and 10,000 part-time students. As a result, many of the bars and clubs in downtown Barrie are filled with students during the school year.
Official City of Barrie Website http://www.city.barrie.on.ca
City of Barrie Tourism Website http://www.barrietourism.on.ca/
Barrie Weather http://www.weather.ca/weather/cities/can/pages/CAON0040.htm
Barrie Storm Prediction Center (BSPC) http://www.bspc.r8.org
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