If there’s one thing residents of Gordon/Barrie Island value, it’s our lifestyle. “Cottage country” has always been that place that city folk can’t wait to visit, but many are beginning to seek this lifestyle as a more permanent fixture. As people begin to move away from the city in favour of a more relaxed way of life, and as telecommunications and transportation services continue to improve, this kind of lifestyle is becoming more feasible and more desirable. Residents not only live here – they thrive here. Visitors often comment on the slower pace of life, and in today’s frantic, high-speed world, we think that’s a good thing.