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 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

  • " I had my son's third birthday at Smart Moves and it was a huge success! After much deliberation,my son chose the Engineering room because he liked the lights. The staff were so helpful in all the plan... "

    5 Stars
    Oonagh Duncan

  • " 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

  • " I was able to come by and check out Smart Moves for myself and WOW!!! I brought my daughter and her friend and there were tears when we had to leave after 2.5 hours. They wanted to stay longer! You... "

    5 Stars
    Denise H.