Susan McNerney

Owner and Operator

Susan is the founder and visionary of Smart Moves Play Place. She couples a keen interest in technology and creativity, developed throughout her career in manufacturing and international business consulting, with a lifelong passion for children. Susan is known for her remarkable ability to engage the imaginations of young people. She has facilitated countless kids parties and activities in her time, elaborate in their child's-eye detail.

Also a fitness instructor, she believes that education and health are vital to sustainable communities. Smart Moves Play Place, with its focus on STEM-based learning-through-play, synthesizes her desire to cultivate active minds and bodies, promoting innovation, well-being, and joy. 

Email s@smpp.ca for information about our business, our mission, or partnerships. 


James Duncan

Operations Manager  

Former owner of Barrie's premier independent bookstore father of three,young kids, James offers his extensive knowledge of children's entertainment to our team. He captivates young minds with his expertise of children's literature nd his comprehensive knowledge of game, toy, and recreation trends. James lends his imagination and unparalleled creativity to the day-to-day business of play at Smart Moves, ensuring a uniquely fun and educational experience for visitors.

Email j@smpp.ca for birthday party information and facility inquiries. 


Shannon Duncan

Communications Manager 

Shannon has worked as an educator and program designer in public schools, universities, and historic sites across the country. She has acted as a sustainable agriculture educator in collaboration with The Food School at Centre Wellington District High School. There she helped establish a working farm as part of a High Skills Specialist Major in Green Industries. She has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and Bachelors of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Shannon manages the content of our website. 

Email media@smpp.ca for inquiries about our website.  

 


 

 

 


 


 

 


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Reviews
  • " My son and I have been here 3 times so far and we love it. Best indoor play place we have ever been to. Staff is great. The owner was playing with my son -- so friendly! We will be back twice a week f... "

    5 Stars
    ARL on Facebook

  • " Amazing!!!!! Both my kids had a blast. Very impressed with the cleanliness of the facility and the safety standards of the playground equipment. We will certainly be frequent flyers!... "

    5 Stars
    Kelly Johnson

  • " Best Place in Barrie to host a worry free kids Party! Thanks Smart Moves! Your team is amazing! Total NO hassle party! Thanks again for the free pass for the birthday boy! See you soon!... "

    5 Stars
    Sharon Ann

  • " My family drives 50mins to drop in to smart moves! My kids LOVE this center and so do mom and dad! We ahve a son with autism, and this is the perfect place for him to discover! Thank you!... "

    5 Stars
    Sarah Ramsbottom