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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. The Downtown Parking Map details your parking options.

If you're driving to the CBC screening of the The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration (Public Screening of CBC Broadcast), please remember that most downtown parking—on-street and lots—is free on weekends. Exceptions include the Spirit Catcher Lot, Lakeshore Lot, and Marina Lots; all are enforced 24/7. Downtown Parking Map

Parking Rates

The following rates are enforced 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday. Most downtown parking options are free on evenings, weekends, statutory holidays and Civic Holiday. Exceptions: The Spirit Catcher Lot, North Marina Lot, Marina Lot, and Lakeshore Lot are enforced 24/7 as per the below rates, excluding statutory holidays.

  • $1.25 per hour on-street 
    Note: on-street downtown parking is not permitted from 3am–6am December through March. Related page: Winter Control 
  • $1.00 per hour off-street, $5.50 daily max
    Exception: Collier Street Parkade at $1.25 per hour
  • $.25 minimum parking payment (1-hour minimum for credit cards)

About the Collier Street Parkade

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

Pass Rates

Yellow Monthly: $60
NEW Annually: $576
The 2016 Annual Pass is effective July 1. The cost of the 2016 pass is $288 (prorated for 6 months). 
Green Monthly: $75
Blue Monthly: $85
Costs listed above do not include applicable taxes; taxes will be added at the point of purchase.

The downtown parking map details parking areas where monthly passes are permitted. Monthly parking passes for the Collier Street Parkade (blue) are honoured in lots requiring green or yellow passes; green passes are honoured in lots requiring yellow passes. The issuance of a pass does not ensure space will be available in the intended lot. 

Passes are available at the following locations:

  • City Hall (Finance Department)
    70 Collier Street, (705) 739-4232
  • Downtown Barrie Business Association
    The Uptown Shoppes, 50 Dunlop St E, (705) 734-1414
  • Barrie Transit Terminal    
    24 Maple Avenue,  (705) 739-1500
  • East Bayfield Community Centre
    80 Livingstone Street East, (705) 739-4225
  • Holly Community Centre
    171 Mapleton Avenue, (705) 792-7925
  • Allandale Recreation Centre
    190 Bayview Drive, (705) 728-5141

Parking Tips

  • For quick trips or errands use our 2-hour on-street parking spots at $1.25 per hour.
  • For day trips or extended appointments, use one of our many convenient lots located throughout the downtown area at $1.00 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
Can I pay my parking ticket online?  
Yes, you can pay parking tickets online using our Online Services
Where are the Downtown Municipal Parking lots located?  
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?  
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?  

The City of Barrie has updated its “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 - $1.25 per hour)
  • Lakeshore Mews – 2 machines (long term parking – $1.25 per hour, $5.50 daily maximum) behind Dunlop St. stores bottom of Mulcaster St.
  • Heritage Park Lots – 2 machines (long term parking – $1.25 per hour, $5.50 daily maximum)
  • Spirit Catcher Parking Lot – 1 machine (long term parking – $1.25 per hour, $5.50 daily maximum)
  • Library Parking Lot – 1 machine (long term parking – $1.25 per hour, $5.50 daily maximum)
  • City Hall Parking Lot – 1 machine (5 hour maximum stay - $1.25 per hour) 

"Pay & display" credit card machine locations added in 2015:

  • Gallie Court - 24 single space meters of which 17 have credit card payment option (10 hour maximum - $1.25 per hour)
  • City Hall (Collier Street) - 6 single space credit card meters (2 hour maximum - $1.25 per hour)
  • Marina Lot - 3 credit card machines (long term parking $1.25 per hour, $5.50 maximum)
  • Lakeshore Drive (on-street) - 4 credit card machines (long term parking $3.00 per hour, $15.00 maximum) between Marina Lot and South Centennial Lot
  • North Marina Lot - 1 credit card machine (long term parking $3.00 per hour, $15.00 maximum)
  • South Centennial Lot - 2 credit card machines (long term parking $3.00 per hour, $15.00 maximum)
  • Tiffin Boat Launch - 1 credit card machine (long term parking $3.00 per hour, $15.00 maximum)
  • South Shore Centre - 2 credit card machines (long term parking $3.00 per hour, $15.00 maximum)
  • Minets Point Lot - 1 credit card machine (long term parking $3.00 per hour, $15.00 maximum)
  • Tyndale Park - 1 credit card machine (long term parking $3.00 per hour, $15.00 maximum)
  • Johnsons Beach Lot - 1 credit card machine (long term parking $3.00 per hour, $15.00 maximum

 

How much does it cost to park downtown?  
The hourly rate to park on the street is $1.25 per hour and $1.00 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 $85 depending on the lot. Please refer to the Downtown Parking Map for additional information regarding monthly permit parking.
Which parking lots are 24 hours paid operations?  
As of July 2, 2014 the Spirit Catcher Lot, North Marina Lot (Gravel Surface), and Lakeshore Lot (Old Lakeshore Drive) are 24-hour, 7-days-a-week paid parking. Please refer to the Downtown Parking Map for further information (the 24/7 lots are marked with an asterisk).
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.
Am I permitted to park for free if I have an Ontario veteran license plate?  
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.

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