Enjoy comfort in a natural environment at Castleview Inn

Castleview Inn is carefully constructed with building materials and technology selected with the environment in mind.  The craftsmanship is the work of owner and builder, Danny Danshant who has integrated energy and water saving measures and strives to… Read More

Waters Passive House

The Lake Simcoe watershed is home to a number of hidden environmental innovations. One of these is a lovingly-constructed Passive House in Innisfil. Passive house standards are the world’s most stringent set of building guidelines to maximize energy… Read More

Donaleigh’s moves forward on environmental sustainability

When Explore Lake Simcoe met with Don Kellett (co-owner of Donaleigh’s) to discuss environmental sustainability at his popular Irish pub in Barrie, he said “We are constantly looking for the next step forward.  It is everyone’s social responsibility… Read More

Resource reuse and business planning at the Creative Café

A recent discussion with Lynne and John—owners of the Creative Café in Barrie—about sustainability quickly turned to ways to reuse materials destined for landfill. Creative Café is a family-friendly paint your own pottery studio which also offers glass… Read More

Ripe Juicery– healthy juice and food in a smart package

Looking for an alternative to coffee for breakfast or for a mid-day pick up? A healthy juice, parfait, or bowl may be just what your body is craving. Not only can you be rest assured you will find… Read More