The Big City of Barrie + Nearby Amenities

Immerse yourself in a tranquil community brimming with urban amenities located alongside the western shore of Lake Simcoe.


Barrie is recognized as Central Ontario’s premier waterfront city. Immerse yourself in a tranquil community brimming with urban amenities located alongside the western shore of Lake Simcoe. Barrie offers a high standard of living with exciting employment opportunities, nearby conveniences and endless entertainment.

Below are some of the main attractions that you’ll find around the city!

Lake Simcoe

Spend the day at Lake Simcoe and enjoy some exciting winter activities including ice fishing, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snow tubing. Lake Simcoe area is the finest destination for families and couples to enjoy a day outdoors with a scenic view!

Pie Wood Fired Pizza Joint

You may not be in Italy but you definitely feel like it when you eat a delicious pizza from Pie Wood Fired Pizza Joint! Their pizzas are cooked in 90 seconds using ovens imported straight from Italy. Their food is always fresh and always made in house. Visit the Barrie location, only minutes away from Essa Towns, and indulge in a mouth-watering pizza.

Mavricks Music Hall

Grab your friends and head over to Mavricks Music Hall for some drinks and live music! They host special events where they celebrate music, dancing and all forms of exciting entertainment. Stay updated with new events happening at Mavricks Music Hall located close by Essa Towns.

Barrie Waterfront

Enjoy a day at Barrie’s waterfront spanning over 5km long, located directly in the heart of the city! Take a walk on one of the waterfront trails and journey through the pathways, which are also perfect for cycling and rollerblading. Stop for a snack at the Centennial Beach Concessions and Scoops and Cones to top of your relaxing day outdoors. Located only minutes away from Essa Towns.

Burls Creek Event Ground

Visit Canada’s largest outdoor event venue, located just north of Essa Towns. Burls Creek Event Grounds holds some of the biggest music festivals of the year, including the annual Boots and Hearts festival. They also host a number of unique outdoor events, the biggest one being the Barrie Automotive Flea Market with an average of 50,000 people attending. 

Register Now for Essa Towns

Essa Towns has everything you want in a home. It will feature Barrie’s only residential rooftop patio homes, gorgeous exposed brick exterior design, modern architecture, smart-home features, and unique floor plans. One step inside one of our townhomes and you can see yourself calling it home for years to come. 

Register now on our website to receive exclusive updates about the community! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to live in these modern Freehold Townhomes starting from the mid $400s.