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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 2018 BMA Municipal Study, average property taxes for a single family home (detached bungalow) in Barrie were $3,687. Here’s how that number compares to property taxes paid by a similar home in Ontario cities with populations over 100,000:

Municipality 2018 Property Taxes
Toronto (East) $3,093
Chatham-Kent $3,136  
Greater Sudbury $3,178  
Windsor $3,244
Milton  $3,354
Waterloo $3,411  
Kitchener $3,478  
Cambridge $3,495
Brantford $3,589  
Barrie $3,687
Toronto (West) $3,730
Thunder Bay $3,752  
St. Catharines $3,783  
Burlington $3,856  
Ottawa $4,094
Hamilton  $4,135
Brampton $4,185
Richmond Hill $4,405  
Oakville $4,422
Whitby $4,446  
Oshawa $4,477  
Toronto (North) $4,485
Mississauga $4,619
Vaughan $4,623  
Toronto (South)  $5,368
Markham $5,974
Average $3,963
Residential Comparison: Detached Bungalow |  Municipalities with populations greater than 100,000 |  Source: 2018 BMA Municipal Study (page 303).

Other property categories for municipalities with populations greater than 100,000, and Barrie’s position:
• 2-Storey Home: 6th lowest, ~$440 lower than the average (pg. 309)
• Senior Executive: 7th lowest, ~$680 lower than the average (pg. 315)
• Multi-Residential Walk-ups: 7th lowest, ~$200 lower than the average (pg. 323)
• Multi-Residential/High Rise: 7th lowest, ~$180 lower than the average (pg. 328)

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)
Taxes paid for services provided by the City of Barrie $2,220
Natural Gas $1,500
Hydro $1,200
Cable and Internet $1,500
Gas for an average automobile driver $2,500
Car Insurance per vehicle $1,500
Home Insurance $800 – $1,000
Residential Comparison: Detached Bungalow |  Municipalities with Population greater than 100K |  Source: 2017 BMA Municipal Study (page 299)

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