Barrie’s Most Trusted: Ray Stephenson of Top Shops Barrie dies

Barrie, Ontario — Join the Top Shops Auto Body Supplies family in saying farewell to owner and founder Ray Stephenson, who died Friday at the age of 75. Ray, who first opened his auto body supply store in Barrie in 1980, leaves behind a legacy far surpassing even the decades he spent serving jobbers in […]

Barrie Unburied: IBC estimates $100 million in insured damage from Barrie tornado

Barrie, Ontario — New estimates from the Insurance Bureau of Canada show that Barrie, Ont. and its surrounding communities were hit harder by July’s tornado than previously thought, as the city continues rebuilding the newly estimated $100 million in insured damage. On July 15, a tornado swept through Barrie and its neighbours of Innisfil, Kawartha […]

For Bauer: Simplicity Barrie says goodbye to shop dog of 10 years

Barrie, Ontario 一 “On the weekends, he would spend a lot of time up at the cottage. He was a great swimmer; he loved being around people. He would run and chase after the geese. “In the office, we had a big bowl of water for him and people would come in and give him […]

New CARSTAR Express opens in Barrie

Bernice and Frank DeVito have opened a new CARSTAR Express location in Barrie, Ontario, complementing their existing CARSTAR location.

Hamilton, Ontario — March 22, 2017 — CARSTAR is expanding in the Barrie, Ontario marketplace with the opening of CARSTAR Express Barrie. The new facility is owned by multi-CARSTAR store owner’s Frank and Bernice DiVito. CARSTAR Express Barrie is located at 580 Bayfield Street in Barrie, Ontario. Frank and Bernice have grown from having a […]

Georgian College announces grand opening of Aftermarket Business Lounge

The main campus of Georgian College in Barrie is home to the Automotive Business School of Canada and the new Aftermarket Business Lounge.

Barrie, Ontario — March 6, 2016 — The value of entrepreneurship in the automotive aftermarket cannot be overstated. Encouraging entrepreneurs builds a strong industry for all participants. Georgian College and the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada have recently completed work on a project dedicated to strengthening the spirit of entrepreneurship. Georgian College in Barrie, […]