Dateline 1812 : Britain is at war with Napoleon in Europe. The newly founded USA ( 1776) looks north and congress notes the colonies of Upper and Lower Canada (The Canadas), are looking lightly defended. A goal of conquest is stated and the US declares war on Great Britain on June 12, 1812.
Door Open Barrie kicks off Sept 19th – 2010. One of the highlights of this event are the walking tours led by Steve Travers – the Barrie Town Crier. Travers is a serious history buff and brings the past to life. His walking-talks about places and characters from Barrie’s past are a sure fire hit [...]