This coming Tuesday June 28th is a very exciting day for us. We pride ourselves on being strong, committed supporters of the Barrie community. Since 1890 we have been building homes in Barrie, supporting local trades and the building community. We are also strong supporters of the local Barrie arts scene through involvement with the MacLaren as well as installing landmark art from local artist inside our communities; Yonge Station and The Gallery Condominiums.

This Tuesday, these two worlds will come together in a spectacular form as we take part in two major events inside the city of Barrie.

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Tuesday morning at 10:00am we will put on our construction hats and venture to 209 Anne St South for the ground breaking ceremony of Habitat For Humanity Huronia’s newest exciting build, a townhouse block that will help three families start their journey towards homeownership. Pratt Homes is a proud partner of this incredible cause and will be on-site for this remarkable day! If you’re unfamiliar with Habitat for Humanity Huronia, they are a non-profit housing organization that mobilizes volunteers and community partners to provide affordable housing and promote home-ownership.

Then later that day at 5:00pm, we will put on our art hats and make our way to Heritage Park for the unveiling of Barrie’s newest piece of art from artist Ron Baird, the Sea Serpent. It is a large scale sculpture originally created for Expo ’86. The sculpture was generously donated to the City of Barrie by Mr. Alexander Sellers and the installation was made possible with the support of our owners Heljar and Karen Hansen. You can learn more about the Sea Serpent from Ron Baird by clicking here.

We’re so proud of this city and our partners. Barrie is such an incredible place to live and to see organizations like the City of Barrie and Habitat for Humanity coming together to help encourage the art community or help improve affordable housing options is such an honour to be a part of.

We hope to see you out for either of these two events.

Below is a picture of the Sea Serpent.

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