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Waterfront Parking

Barrie residents require a Resident Parking Pass in order to park for free at specific waterfront areas. Non-residents are charged $10/hour with a daily max of $50; paid parking is enforced 24/7/365.

Obtaining a Resident Parking Pass

Two Resident Parking Passes were mailed to ALL Barrie addresses in December 2017 and have no expiry date.

New Residents

New residents can contact Service Barrie at ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca and provide mailing address and proof of residency (proof of ownership or tenant agreement, or photo of a piece of mail with name and address on it.)

If residents don't have a Resident Waterfront Parking Pass or fail to display their pass and receive a parking ticket in one of the applicable waterfront areas, they can contact Enforcement Services at enforcement.services@barrie.ca and provide proof of residency to have the ticket waived.

Additional Passes for Residents ($20 + HST)

There is a maximum of 2 free passes per household. Residents who have previously received two passes must purchase any additional passes. Residents can request to purchase an additional pass for $20 + HST by:

  • emailing their request, name, phone number, and proof of residency to ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca.
  • visiting the Barrie Transit Terminal (24 Maple Avenue) to purchase. The terminal is open seven days a week from 8am–8pm.
  • purchasing from Service Barrie, the City's customer service centre located on the first floor of City Hall (70 Collier Street), open Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm.
Non-Resident Waterfront Parking Pass (rates vary)

Non-resident waterfront parking passes are valid for the calendar year. The pass costs $90 for residents of Oro, Innisfil, Essa and Springwater (with proof of residency). All other non-residents are charged $130 for the non-resident waterfront parking pass. Non-residents can:

  • visit the Barrie Transit Terminal (24 Maple Avenue) to purchase. The terminal is open seven days a week from 8am–8pm
  • purchase from Service Barrie, the City's customer service centre located on the first floor of City Hall (70 Collier Street), open Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm.

Hourly/Daily Parking Rates

Where paid parking is acceptable, parking rates of $10/hour or $50/day are applicable for vehicles that do not display a Resident Parking Pass or Non-Resident Waterfront Parking Pass. The HotSpot Parking App offers many benefits to enhance the parking experience.

Applicable Waterfront Parking Areas

​Vehicles must display either proof of payment for hourly/daily parking, a Resident Parking Pass, or a Non-Resident Waterfront Parking Pass to park without penalty in this waterfront areas. View on map

  • Lakeshore Drive between Simcoe St. & Minet’s Point Rd. 
  • Johnson’s Beach Lot
  • Minet’s Point Lot
  • North Centennial Lot
    From April 1 through November 30, parking in the North Centennial Lot is reserved for vehicles with trailers.
  • North Victoria Lot 
  • South Victoria Lot
  • South Centennial Lot
  • Southshore Centre Lots
  • Tiffin Boat Launch
    From April 1 through November 30, parking in the Tiffin Boat Launch lot ​is reserved for vehicles with trailers. 
  • Tyndale Park Lot
  • Spillover waterfront parking areas (select nearby residential streets)
    As indicated within the municipal parking map and on-street signage, and described below.

Spillover Waterfront Parking Areas

The 2020 Parking Strategy recommended the implementation of parking restrictions along affected streets to manage waterfront parking demand spillover into residential neighbourhoods. Based on research, a distance of approximately 500 meters measured from the municipal parking system boundary is considered appropriate for defining the area in which these restrictions should be applied. The municipal parking map details these areas. Applying these restrictions dissuades most drivers looking for free long-term parking in these residential areas. Spillover waterfront parking areas include "permit parking only" signs. The Resident Parking Pass permits on-street parking in these areas. 

2021 Pilot Program: Friends-and-Family Waterfront Parking Pass

The 2021 friends-and-family waterfront parking pass pilot program was in effect at the Wilkins, Dock Road, Tyndale Park, Minet’s Point, Johnson’s Beach and Centennial Beach spillover waterfront parking areas. Each household within these areas was entitled to five free passes (proof of residency required). Each pass was valid for one day and could be used from June 15 to September 15, 2021, at which point the pilot program expired. Impacted residents could contact Service Barrie at 705-726-4242 or ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca with proof of residency to request the passes.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is my Resident Parking Pass valid for?

The Resident Parking Passes that were distributed in December 2017 do not have an expiry date, but the City reserves the rights to modify, revise or re-issue passes at any time.

The non-resident waterfront parking pass is valid for the calendar year only. 

How much is the fine for parking violations in waterfront areas?

The set fine for a parking violation in all applicable waterfront parking areas is $100 ($75 for early payment).

Are vehicles being ticketed?

Yes. All waterfront parking areas are patrolled by available officers as frequently as possible, but should you wish to report an infraction at the time of occurrence please call 705-739-4241 (depending on call volumes, you may need to leave a message) and officers will attend as soon as possible.

How many vehicles can use the same pass?

Holders of the Resident Parking Passes can print a maximum of two licence plates on the front of one 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 from residents with proof of address for $20 +HST. Please refer to Obtaining a Resident Parking Pass.

I am a tenant at a Barrie address. Can I get a Resident Parking Pass?

As long as you have not requested additional passes previously, you can obtain a Resident Parking Pass as property owner or tenant with proof of residency (proof of ownership or tenant agreement, or photo of a piece of mail with name and address on it).

There is a maximum of 2 free passes per household; residents who have previously received two passes must purchase any additional passes. Residents can request to purchase an additional pass for $20 + HST by emailing their request, phone number, and proof of residency to ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca.

What can I do if I lose my pass?

Replacement passes can be purchased by residents for $20 with proof of address. Please refer to Obtaining a Resident Parking Pass.

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.

What if I forget my pass at home?

Your pass must be clearly displayed in your window or else you risk receiving a ticket from parking enforcement. If residents don’t have a Resident Parking Pass or fail to display their pass and receive a parking ticket in one of the applicable waterfront lots, they can contact Enforcement Services at enforcement.services@barrie.ca or 705-739-4241 to have the ticket waived with proof of residency.

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.

My licence plates have changed. How do I update my Resident Parking Pass?

Resident Parking Passes with outdated licence plates or that have been damaged can be exchanged at the Service Barrie office (70 Collier Street). Please contact Service Barrie at 705-726-4242 or ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca to arrange to have your passes exchanged.

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