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Buying a Condo in Barrie Vs Toronto

Blog by Matthew & Robert Johnston | July 11th, 2018

If you are thinking about purchasing a condo or have been looking at condos in the Toronto area, you might be a little shocked about the prices. The average price of a condo in Toronto during April 2018 was approximately $570,000, for a one bedroom. However, in Barrie the price of a 1 bedroom condo was approximately $315,000 during April 2018. Based on these numbers, it could save you around  $255,000 to purchase a condo in Barrie over Toronto.


If this isn’t enough to convince you to look for condos in Barrie, there tons of great perks of living in Barrie over Toronto! The City of Barrie offers a great downtown core, with tons of awesome shops, restaurants and bars to explore! The waterfront is also amazing with tons of activities to get out and explore in both the summer and winter.  

Barrie is also located very close to tons of hiking trails and there are tons of parks within the city to get out and enjoy. Another important factor to consider is that Barrie is closer to Muskoka then Toronto. If you cottage in Muskoka during the summer, you no longer have to worry about the traffic leaving Toronto and you are only a quick 50 minute drive to cottage country! Traffic in general is another great reason why to purchase a condo in Barrie over Toronto. You don’t have to worry about getting home late due to traffic!

The City of Barrie also offers tons of great events to get out and enjoy on weekends! There is almost always something going on downtown Barrie during the summer.

If you are interested in buying a condo in Barrie, give our team a call at 705-739-3432! We would be happy to guide you through current condos for sale in the Barrie area.