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Waterfront Parking

Starting on July 2, 2014, Barrie residents required a Resident Parking Pass in order to park for free at specific waterfront areas. Non-residents are charged $3/hour with a daily max of $15; paid parking is enforced 24/7/365. Please review the frequently asked questions

Applicable Parking Lots

Paid parking ($3/hour; $15 daily maximum) is enforced 24/7/365 in the following waterfront lots for vehicles not displaying the Resident Parking Pass:  

  • Johnson’s Beach Lot
  • Minet’s Point Lot
  • North Centennial Lot
  • South Centennial Lot    
  • Southshore Centre Lot
  • Tiffin Boat Launch
    Parking for vehicles with trailers only.
  • Tyndale Park Lot
  • Lakeshore Drive between Simcoe St. & Minet’s Point Rd.  
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I obtain a Resident Waterfront Parking Pass?

Two 2016/17 Passes were mailed to ALL City of Barrie addresses April 2016. No free passes will be available for pickup.

Barrie residents are welcome to purchase a third Resident Parking Pass for $20. Any subsequent pass can be purchased for $90 each. These passes will be available to purchase at:

City Hall Recreation Department, 8th Floor 
70 Collier Street

East Bayfield Community Centre
80 Livingstone Street East

Holly Community Centre
171 Mapleton Avenue

Allandale Recreation Centre
190 Bayview Drive

How much do non-residents have to pay for parking?

Non-residents parking at the waterfront without a pass pay $3 per hour with a daily maximum of $15. Paid parking is enforced 24/7, including stat holidays.

Alternatively, monthly parking permits are available to non-residents and can be purchased for as low as $60 per month. These permits can be purchased at the following locations:

City Hall Finance Department
70 Collier Street

Downtown Barrie Business Association
The Uptown Shoppes, 50 Dunlop Street East, (705) 734-1414

Barrie Transit Downtown Terminal
24 Maple Avenue, (705) 737-2766

East Bayfield Community Centre
80 Livingstone Street East

Holly Community Centre
171 Mapleton Avenue

Allandale Recreation Centre
190 Bayview Drive

How long is my Resident Parking Pass valid for?

The 2016/17 Resident Waterfront Parking Passes will be valid until December 31, 2017.

How many vehicles can use the same pass?

Two parking passes have been distributed to each household. Holders of the resident passes can print a maximum of two licence plates on the front of the pass with a black permanent marker (one licence plate displayed on the permit must correspond with the parked vehicle).

Should your household require an additional pass, they are available for purchase with proof of address for $20 +HST for the 1st pass and $90 +HST for any additional passes.

City Hall Recreation Department, 8th floor 
70 Collier Street

East Bayfield Community Centre
80 Livingstone Street East

Holly Community Centre
171 Mapleton Avenue

Allandale Recreation Centre
190 Bayview Drive

What can I do if I lose my pass?

Replacement passes can be purchased for $20 for the 1st pass and $90 for the next and subsequent passes at the following locations:

City Hall Recreation Department, 8th floor 
70 Collier Street

East Bayfield Community Centre
80 Livingstone Street East

Holly Community Centre
171 Mapleton Avenue

Allandale Recreation Centre
190 Bayview Drive

What do I do with my parking pass or paid parking stub when I drive a motorcycle or convertible to park?

No mechanism is officially in place to deal with persons with motorcycles using any parking pass, including the resident parking passes. Staff suggest purchasing a holder from Login Parking as these products provide a way for motorcycles, convertibles and vehicles with open windows to display their receipt from Pay and Display machines or Parking Permits. To ensure officers can see the pass, staff suggest attaching it to the windshield or the tank areas of the bike. 

Can I park for free at the Spirit Catcher, North Marina, Marina and Lakeshore lots with my Resident Pass?

The Spirit Catcher, North Marina and Lakeshore lots are paid parking for all residents and non-residents and monitored 24/7 at the Downtown parking rate. Map of applicable lots.

Effective with the 2016/17 passes, the Marina lot is also paid parking for all residents and non-residents and monitored 24/7.

I have an event at the Southshore Centre. Will my guests have to pay to park?

The Southshore Centre parking lot is included as part of the paid waterfront parking strategy. Resident pass-holders will not have to pay for parking. For out of town parking needs, please contact Roads, Parks & Fleet at 705-739-4255. 

What if I forget my pass at home?

If you forget your pass at home, you will be required to pay the rate of $3 per hour with a daily maximum of $15 at the applicable waterfront parking lots. Your pass must be clearly displayed in your window or else you risk receiving a ticket from parking enforcement.

Am I permitted to park for free if I have an Accessible Parking Permit or Disabled Person Parking Permit?

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 required to abide by any time limits that may apply to that location.


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