FLAT Iron Grill, Barrie - a boring side
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FLAT Iron Grill - the interesting side
This restaurant is named after the architectural style that fits a building onto a wedge-shaped lot.
Originally, the FLAT Iron Grill was the Simcoe Hotel built in 1876, a stagecoach stop that attracted thirsty travelers as well as workers from nearby lumber camps. If you're thinking there may have been more than a few drunken brawls there, you'd be right.
However, Barrie is a more civilized town now, although it is said the building has a ghost, a woman in a long dress who stands in the shadows.