For Parking Tickets:
Municipal Law Enforcement
45 Cedar Pointe Drive, Box 400 Barrie, ON L4M 4T5 (705) 739-4241
Pay parking ticket online
For Provincial Offences:Provincial Offences Office 45 Cedar Pointe Drive, Barrie, ON L4N 5R7 Phone: (705) 739-4291
For questions regarding parking or to report a broken meter:Service Barrie (705) 726-4242ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca
Check out where all the parking lots are available in downtown Barrie and how long of a walk it is to Dunlop Street:
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 Municipal Parking Map details your parking options.
There are changes to on-street parking and valid pass locations. Please refer to the updated printer-friendly Downtown Parking Map or Discover Barrie's Municipal Parking Map.
The costs for parking passes have increased, and the downtown parking Blue Pass has been discontinued. Please view
pass information and FAQs.
The following rates are enforced 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday. Downtown parking options are free on evenings, weekends,
statutory holidays, Easter Monday, and Civic Holiday.
Individuals displaying a valid Accessible Parking Permit or Disabled Person Parking Permit are always 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.
The Spirit Catcher, Lakeshore Drive and North Marina parking lots are considered "hybrid" parking lots as they are located near both the downtown and
designated waterfront parking areas. Parking rates in these lots are consistent with waterfront parking rates: $10/hour and $50/daily, 24/7/365. The Resident Waterfront Parking Pass is not accepted in these lots.
The municipal parking map details parking areas where monthly passes are permitted.
Along with cost increases for 2021 passes, valid lots for passes have changed. Please refer to theDowntown Parking Map effective January 1, 2021.
The 2020 Parking Strategy outlines how parking will evolve as Barrie continues to transform.
As part of this strategy, the City is altering the parking pricing structure to better meet supply and demand by prioritizing on-street parking options for customers. We are adjusting parking lot pass options to help distribute parking demand, and lowering rates at underused facilities (e.g. Collier Street parkade) to encourage use.
Currently, the Parking Reserve is a user-funded program (not supported by property taxes). This model is most fair because it does not charge taxpayers who do not use the parking system (i.e. those that do not drive or do not own vehicle).
Parking rate increases are necessary to get the Parking Reserve to a sustainable position by 2031. To reach a sustainable position sooner, more drastic rate increases would be necessary, and this is not desirable due to the impact on businesses.
Downtown hourly and daily rate increases are planned for October 2021:
Hourly and daily rate increases were delayed until October 2021 to soften the impact on customers and give downtown businesses time to recover from the public health crisis and construction.
Learn more about the changes to downtown parking by referring to the 2020 Parking Strategy, which outlines how parking will evolve as Barrie continues to transform.
The last rate increase was in 2014, therefore the rate increase accounts for the inflation rate.
Parking rates in Barrie are moderate when compared to similar municipalities such as Burlington, Kingston and Oshawa.
The City is optimizing the pricing structure by assigning green parking passes to parking lots with high utilization and yellow parking passes to parking lots with low utilization. Green parking passes cost more than yellow parking passes.
The price difference will drive behaviour change, easing congestion at busy lots and making underused lots, such as the Collier Street Parkade, more appealing. This was the original intent of the existing pricing structure, but it needs to be updated to reflect the latest trends in demand.
On-street parking is convenient because it provides direct access to nearby businesses and amenities. To prioritize these valuable parking spaces for customers, passes will no longer be accepted at these on-street parking locations.
Downtown employees are encouraged to use the nearest off-street parking lot, or explore alternative modes of transportation such as transit, cycling and carpooling. City Hall does not have enough parking on site for all employees, so many people already use these options successfully to commute to work.
Learn more about the changes to downtown parking by referring to the 2020
Parking Strategy, which outlines how parking will evolve as Barrie continues to transform.
Parking lots should only be redeveloped in strategic situations where the project will act as a catalyst for growth in the downtown because demand is projected to exceed effective supply in the year 2041.
Maintaining municipal parking supply in central locations such as the Collier Street Parkade is essential to avoid future parking issues. The 'Parking Equilibrium Policy' was included in the draft of the
new Official Plan to secure the ability to negotiate the replacement of municipal parking during redevelopment.
Passes are available to purchase at the following locations:
Following COVID-19 safety guidelines, please note the following when purchasing parking passes at community centres:
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
Five Points Theatre, Presented by Pratt Homes & Development. Overnight parking is permitted in the parkade.
Yes, you can pay parking tickets online using our
Please review the Municipal Parking Map, which identifies the location of the parking areas/lots within Barrie's 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. Please contact Service Barrie at (705) 726-4242 or
Credit card payment option is currently available at the following downtown parking locations:
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 (not including Collier Parkade). The cost of a monthly parking permit is $60, $75 or $85 depending on the lot. Please refer to the Municipal Parking Map for additional information regarding monthly permit parking.
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