The Water View - a beautiful condominium overlooking Kempenfelt Bay on Toronto Street located next to our sister building Grand Harbour. Our condo has 131 suites from cozy one bedrooms with a den to luxurious penthouse suites or 'front suites' with a panoramic view of the bay. Our indoor pool, fitness room, library and two guest suites are Shared Facilities with Grand Harbour. Water View and Grand Harbour each have their own Board of Directors and three Directors from each manage the Shared Facilities. Both buildings are managed by Bayshore Property Management.
Since our opening in 2006, our residents have taken a keen interest in being involved in the life of the condo neighbourhood. Our volunteers plan activities to keep our residents involved. The Water View is a very social building. We have potluck dinners, Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas dinner and other special events celebrating Canada Day, St. Patrick's Day, Valentine Day, etc. Pub nights include a Happy Hour, Social Evening, Takeout Dinner Evening. The Wellness Committee has organized Tai Chi classes and provides interesting guest speakers. There is a group participating in the VON Smart Program, gentle exercise. Our Volunteers ensure the building is beautifully decorated for every season. Two of our ladies decorate the outside planters which provide a lovely welcome to the Water View! Volunteers also keep the pond well maintained - the envy of the waterfront! The TV Committee hosts Movie Nights throughout the year. Other activities include billiards, Aqua-fit, Games afternoon, line dancing and Bid Euchre, which is held almost daily between our sister building, Grand Harbour and ourselves.
Water View's Amenities
The Water View as its name says has a beautiful view of Kempenfelt Bay and the downtown area of Barrie, Ontario. Many events are held in Barrie throughout the year - Kempenfest, Ribfest, Dragon Boat races and the Captain Phil's "Chances R" sailing excursions available from the main docks. The Water View has a fully equipped fitness room and a pool, sauna and hot tub. Our terrace gardens provide a wonderful view of the city and bay and hosts picnics during the summer months, as well as a great viewing area for the fireworks on Canada Day. We have a well-stocked library of donated books and a "Children's Toybox" for visiting grandkids. Monday evenings see a group playing darts and Tuesday is Billiard Night.