Discover Barrie’s Neighbourhoods – Holly & Ardagh
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This week we are putting the spotlight on two neighbourhoods in Barrie. Here are the features, highlights, and stories of Holly and Ardagh.
Location: Barrie’s most south-western neighbourhood bordering Essa Township
Influences: Lougheed Park, Bear Creek
Tangle Creek Golf & Country Club
Schools: St Nicholas School, W.C. Little Elementary School, Bear Creek Secondary School, St Bernadette Elementary School, Holly Meadows Elementary School
Highlights & History: The Holly neighbourhood is a close-knit community bordering the beautiful countryside of Essa Township. The nearby Tangle Creek Golf Club is a highly coveted destination for a day on the course and beautiful banquet facilities. Residents can enjoy laid-back afternoons at the nearby Ardagh Bluffs or keep active at the Holly Community Centre.
Holly Community Centre
Location: Central-west Barrie bordering the north side of the Holly and Mapleview neighbourhoods
Communities: Princeton Woods, Wildwood Estates, Forest Hill Ardagh Bluffs, Forest Hill Estates
Community Trail: Ardagh Bluffs
Influences: Harvie Park, Cumming Park, Emms Park, Snowshoe Park, Bear Creek Eco-Park, Batteaux Park, Ferndale Park
Schools: St Joan of Arc Catholic High School, Ardagh Bluffs Public School, St Catherine of Sienna School, Ferndale Woods Elementary School, Heritage Christian Academy
Highlights & History: The Ardagh neighbourhood is a highly sought-after area for family living. Offering easy access to schools and amenities, residents also enjoy the beauty of nature hiking woodland trails of the Ardagh Bluffs.
Bear Creek Wetlands
Historic Fact: On May 31, 1985, the Barrie Tornado, one of the most violent in Canadian history, tore through parts of Essa Township and made landing in the Ardagh community. A number of lives were also lost to this natural disaster along with the destruction of numerous homes and buildings. The tornado crossed over Hwy 400, touching down in the Allandale community before disappearing over Lake Simcoe.
Barrie Tornado Destruction, 1985