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
  • " 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

  • " My son had sooo much fun! Clean and lots to do. We will be back soon. We are hoping they have or will have Gift Cards for purchase for Christmas presents! Would totally recommend this place:) Than... "

    5 Stars
    Kristen

  • " We went with our grandchildren, and could hardly keep up with them. There was so much stimulation for the pre-schoolers and the toddlers followed happily mimicking and learning as they went...the har... "

    5 Stars
    Nancy Storey

  • " Love it here! So clean and they sell healthy snacks!!! I will definitely be bringing my son back!!... "

    5 Stars
    Janet B