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Downtown Parking

There are more than 2000 public parking spaces within walking distance to some of the best restaurants, shopping experiences, culture and entertainment in beautiful downtown Barrie.

Current Rates (except for Collier Street Parkade)

  • $1 per hour on-street
  • $.75 per hour off-street with $5.50 daily max
  • $.25 minimum parking payment (1 hour minimum for credit cards)
  • Enforcement - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday 
  • Parking is Free evenings, weekends and statutory holidays

Collier Street Parkade

The Collier Street Parkade is a fully accessible, brightly lit, 7 level parking facility with over 300 public parking spaces located on Collier Street between Clapperton Street and Owen Street. The Collier Street Parkade provides convenient access to both Collier Street and Dunlop Street and is within walking distance to the newly completed Mady Centre for the Performing Arts.

Collier Street Parkade Rates

  • $1 per hour
  • $.25 minimum parking payment (1 hour minimum for credit cards)
  • Enforcement: 7:30am to 11:00pm Monday to Sunday
  • Parking is free from 11:00pm to 7:30am Monday to Sunday and on statutory holidays

Monthly Permits

Yellow: $60.00 plus applicable taxes
Green: $75.00 plus applicable taxes
Blue: $80.00 plus applicable taxes

The downtown parking map details parking areas where monthly passes are permitted. Monthly Parking Permits for the Collier Street Parkade (Blue permits) will be honoured in lots requiring Green or Yellow permits, and Green permits will be honoured in lots requiring Yellow permits. The issuance of a permit does not ensure space is available in the intended lot. 

Monthly parking permits are available at the following locations:

  • City Hall
    70 Collier Street, Barrie, ON - (705) 739-4232
  • Downtown Barrie Business Association
    The Uptown Shoppes
    50 Dunlop St E
    Barrie, ON - (705) 734-1414
  • Barrie Transit Terminal    
    24 Maple Avenue, Barrie, ON - (705) 737-2766

Parking Tips

  • For quick trips or errands utilize our 2-hour on-street parking spots at $1.00 per hour.
  • For day trips or extended appointments, utilize one of our many convenient lots located throughout the downtown area at $0.75 per hour to a maximum rate of $5.50.
  • Parking control devices will only accept (25C, $1.00 & $2.00 coins) quarters, loonies and toonies, with a quarter buying 15 minutes on-street and 20 minutes off-street (except for Collier Street Parkade).
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are the Downtown Municipal Parking lots located? Answer
Review the Downtown Parking Map which identifies the location of the parking lots within the Downtown.
What payment options are available when I park downtown? Answer
Payment may be made by coin at all on-street and off-street locations with credit card payments available at various locations. The City of Barrie is in the process of updating “pay & display” machines to make credit card payment more widely available. Monthly permits are also available for our off-street parking lots. Monthly permits are available for sale (see above for locations).
Where are the locations of "pay & display" machines that accept credit cards? Answer
The City of Barrie is in the process of updating “pay & display” machines to make credit card payment more widely available. Credit card payment option is currently available at the following locations:
 
  • Ross St. – 2 machines (2 hour maximum stay)
  • Collier St. – 6 machines (2 hour maximum stay) between Clapperton & Owen St.
  • Collier St. Parkade – 16 machines (long term parking - $1.00 per hour)
  • Lakeshore Mews – 2 machines (long term parking – 75C per hour) behind Dunlop St. stores bottom of Mulcaster St.
  • Heritage Park Lots – 2 machines (long term parking – 75C per hour)
  • Spirit Catcher Parking Lot – 1 machine (long term parking – 75C per hour)
  • Library Parking Lot – 1 machine (long term parking – 75C per hour)
  • City Hall Parking Lot – 1 machine (5 hour maximum stay)
How much does it cost to park downtown? Answer
The hourly rate to park on the street is $1.00 per hour and $0.75 per hour with a $5.50 daily maximum to park within a municipal parking lot. The cost of a monthly parking permit is $60, $75 or $80 depending on the lot. Please refer to the Downtown Parking Map for additional information regarding monthly permit parking.
Was downtown parking free in December 2013? Answer
FREE parking was available in December 2013 in the Lakeshore Mews lot
(west of Mulcaster Street and north of Simcoe Street,) the Bayfield Street West Lot (northwest of Bayfield Street and Simcoe Street), and the Simcoe Street East Lot (east side of Bayfield Street and north of Simcoe Street and south of Chase McEachern Way).
Am I permitted to park for free if I have an Accessible Parking Permit or Disabled Person Parking Permit? Answer
Individuals displaying a valid Accessible Parking Permit or Disabled Person Parking Permit are permitted to park for free in all municipal paid parking locations but are require too abide by any time limits which may apply to that location.
Am I permitted to park for free if I have an Ontario veteran license plate? Answer
Vehicles which have an Ontario veteran license plate are permitted to park for free in all municipal paid parking locations but are required to abide by any time limits which may apply to that location.
Can I pay my parking ticket online? Answer
Yes, you can pay parking tickets online using our Online Services