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Barrie Molson Centre

Building a Community

The Barrie Molson Centre (BMC) is a 4,195-seat multi-purpose arena in Barrie, Ontario that held its first ever Ontario Hockey League (OHL) game on December 31, 1995 when the Barrie Colts hosted the Sudbury Wolves. It is home to the Barrie Colts ice hockey team. With a combination of hard work and determination, Georgian International and its co-founder, Jamie Massie, managed to bring together the necessary business interests, as well as federal, provincial and municipal levels of government to construct the BMC and successfully expand the OHL to Barrie.

The BMC was one of the first modern arenas built in the OHL and was the blueprint from which future arenas were modeled. The BMC today hosts major concert and entertainment events and also integrates a hospitality component with the inclusion of the Horsepower Grill (previously Casey's Restaurant), which was owned by Georgian International prior to the selling of its sports and hospitality interests in 2007.