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How Barrie Compares

Barrie taxes are very comparable to other municipalities. In fact, Barrie taxes are in the lower end of other major southern Ontario municipalities. Taxes paid for services provided by the City are comparable to other household expenses.

Other Municipalities

According to the 2015 BMA Municipal Study, average property taxes for a single family home (detached bungalow) in Barrie were $3,273. Here’s how that number compares to property taxes paid by a similar home in Ontario cities with populations over 100,000:

Municipality 2015 Property Taxes
Toronto (East)  $ 2,667.00
 Milton  $ 2,920.00  
Greater Sudbury  $ 2,934.00  
Chatham-Kent  $ 3,020.00
Windsor   $ 3,057.00
Cambridge  $ 3,114.00  
Kitchener  $ 3,144.00  
London  $ 3,206.00
Guelph  $ 3,262.00  
Waterloo  $ 3,272.00  
Barrie  $ 3,273.00
Kingston  $ 3,317.00
Toronto (West)   $ 3,433.00  
Burlington  $ 3,491.00  
Thunder Bay  $ 3,530.00
St. Catharines   $ 3,564.00
Richmond Hill   $ 3,584.00
Oakville  $ 3,663.00  
Brampton  $ 3,781.00
Ottawa  $ 3,823.00  
Hamilton  $ 3,840.00
Toronto (North)   $ 3,918.00  
Whitby  $ 3,930.00  
Oshawa  $ 4,062.00
Mississauga  $ 4,122.00  
Vaughan  $ 4,374.00
Toronto (South)  $ 4,909.00
Markham $ 5,101.00
Average $ 3,583.00
Residential Comparison: Detached Bungalow |  Municipalities with Population greater than 100K |  Source: 2015 BMA Municipal Study (page 232)

Other Household Expenses

See how your property taxes compare to other household expenses like natural gas, cable and hydro for the average household.

Description Annual Amount
Total Property Taxes*
(City, Service Partners, Education)
$ 3,273
Taxes paid for services provided by the City of Barrie $ 1,918
Natural Gas $ 1,200
Hydro $ 1,000
Cable and Internet $ 1,500
Gas for an average automobile driver $ 2,500
Car Insurance  $ 1,500
Home Insurance $ 800–1,000
* Residential Comparison: Detached Bungalow |  Municipalities with Population greater than 100K |  Source: 2015 BMA Municipal Study (page 232)

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