Real Estate Investors can take heed in the fact that Barrie is serious about transforming the heart of downtown Barrie. Roger Brooks, the guru of downtown revitalizations, was in town again thanks to the BIA to discuss how to "re-brand" Barrie. It seems "Ontario's Premier Waterfront" just doesn't cut it anymore according to Roger. He clearly let all know that a premier waterfront can be found anywhere ...especially in Ontario. Barrie needs to re-brand itself with something unique that sets it apart from the other hundred towns in Ontario. For those considering investing in Barrie, these kinds of initiatives are very encouraging.
Roger believes that Barrie has more to offer besides its beautiful waterfront. He pointed out that the downtown is begging to be redeveloped. And the good news is that Barrie City council agrees with him. The recent RFP's for the Foodland site and the new Hotel Convention center on the waterfront are proof of the forward thinking council Barrie has recently elected. And it seems the Mady Development Corporation is responding to the City councils call. Already developing the Markettown project at the corner of Duckworth and Cundles in Barrie's north end ( Home Depot and Loblaws are planned as well), the Mady Corporation has also expressed interest in other projects in Barrie Ontario to help facilitate this "re-branding" initiative.
This is all good news for the Real Estate Investor considering sinking their investment dollars into commercial and investment property here in Barrie or Orillia ( Simcoe County and Central Ontario). Mana Investments and Simcoe Homes 4 Sale are here to help. We are actively working with real estate investors find their next rental or commercial / industrial property.
For more information on real estate investing in Ontario please contact Mark Vosylius- 416-779-2897