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
  • " I have been following the construction of Smart Moves Play Place and I cannot wait until it opens. A refreshing alternative to cartoon character and princess themes. Can't wait to bring my kids there.... "

    5 Stars
    Andy Bennett

  • " We had a party for both of my kids (age 1 and 3) on January 4 2014 and we had a great time! The staff was on top of everything! Professional and Polite, the team and Taylor (our party coordinator) ... "

    5 Stars
    Stephanie

  • " I would like to say what a wonderful job the staff did for the hockey party that we had their on March 23 in the Math room. It was an extremely busy day and they were short staffed, which had no refle... "

    5 Stars
    Shelley Rakovalis

  • " WOW, amazing ,about time! we needed a place like this in Barrie, my son just loves it. its so comforting to know and see how clean & safe this place is, the staff are so wonderful, and helpful. we can... "

    5 Stars
    Nadi