Best of Barrie 2016 gala held at the Queens
Barrie Examiner readers selected their favourite businesses over the summer and the winners were announced during the Best of Barrie 2016 gala held Monday night at the Queens Hotel, which won the best nightclub award. Accepting the award from Examiner media sales consultants Jennifer Gruer, second from left, and Kim Black were Queens assistant general manager NicK Agostino, left, and general manager Chris Gerrard.
STAFF — Barrie's most popular businesses, as chosen by Examiner readers, were recognized during a special evening on Monday.
The Best of Barrie 2016 gala was held at the Queens Hotel where 33 businesses were recognized.
Earlier this summer, readers were polled to nominate businesses that deserved special recognition as one of Barrie's best in more than 30 categories.
Ballots could either be dropped off at the Barrie Examiner offices or readers could respond online.
"We were thrilled with the response from our readers," said Examiner media sales consultant Kim Black.
"It was exciting to be able to recognize and honour the winners. Barrie has so many thriving businesses, large and small, that make this community what it is."
It was the fifth annual Best of Barrie event, where each of the winners received a plaque and guests enjoyed food, prizes and cocktails.
Barnstormer Brewing & Distilling Co. (Microbrewery)
Barrie Harley (Motorcycle sales business)
Barrie Vac (Vacuum sales and service)
Bill LeBoeuf (Jewellery store and watch repair)
Sharon Smith of Connect Hair Studio (Hair stylist)
Diamond Sushi (Sushi and Japanese restaurant)
ESS Direct (Employment agency)
Gas Link (Heating and Air Conditioning company)
Grandview Homes (Home builder)
JJ Caribbean Restaurant (Caribbean restaurant)
K9 Top Dog Service (Dog training)
Kempenfelt Windows (Window, door, garage door, window sales and service company)
Krown Rustproofing (Rust protection)
Lakeside Clinic (Weight loss clinic, nutritionist, naturopathic doctor, acupuncturist, massage therapist)
Lewis Karate (Karate school)
MacLaren Art Centre (Art Gallery)
Moksha Yoga (Yoga studio)
Moxie's (Restaurant patio)
Oil Changers (Oil change service)
O'Sullivan Animal Hospital (Veterinary clinic)
Renu U (Manicure, foot care, aesthetics and make up artist)
Rynics Day Spa (Best day spa)
Sharpe Hearing (Hearing clinic)
Spa Lumina (Electrolysis)
Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy)
StoneRidge Insurance (Insurance brokerage)
South Barrie Eye Clinic (Optical supplier)
Swirleez (Frozen yogurt)
TD Bank (Banking centre)
Thee Place for Paws (Dog daycare)
Total Living Concepts (Kitchen and bathroom renovations)