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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 $3/hour with a daily max of $15; paid parking is enforced 24/7/365.

Applicable Parking Areas

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:  

  • Lakeshore Drive between Simcoe St. & Minet’s Point Rd.  
  • Johnson’s Beach Lot
  • Minet’s Point Lot
  • North Centennial Lot 
    Parking for vehicles with trailers only.
  • North Victoria Lot (temporary name)
  • South Victoria Lot (temporary name)
  • South Centennial Lot     
  • Southshore Centre Lots
  • Tiffin Boat Launch
    Parking for vehicles with trailers only.
  • Tyndale Park Lot

The Spirit Catcher, North Marina, Marina, and Lakeshore lots have paid parking for all residents and non-residents, enforced 24/7 at the Downtown Parking rate.

Obtaining A Resident Parking Pass

Two Resident Waterfront Parking Passes were mailed to ALL Barrie addresses the week of Dec. 18, 2017. New residents can contact Service Barrie at 705-726-4242 or ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca  (please provide new address and move-in date).

Residents are welcome to purchase an additional pass for $20 + HST, and non-residents can purchase a Resident Parking Pass for $90 + HST. Purchase locations:

Frequently Asked Questions
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.

Non-residents can purchase 2018 Resident Parking Passes for $90 +HST at the following locations:

City Hall (Service Barrie, 1st floor)
70 Collier Street

East Bayfield Community Centre
80 Livingstone Street East

Holly Community Centre
171 Mapleton Avenue

Allandale Recreation Centre
190 Bayview Drive

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 (Service Barrie, 1st Floor) 
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 Resident Waterfront Parking Passes that were distributed the week of Dec. 18, 2017 do not have an expiry date, but the City reserves the rights to modify, revise or re-issue passes at any time.

How many vehicles can use the same pass?

Two parking passes were 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.

City Hall (Service Barrie, 1st 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 with proof of address at the following locations:

City Hall (Service Barrie, 1st 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.

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 passholders will not have to pay for parking. For out of town parking needs, please contact Service Barrie at 705-726-4242. 

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.

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 visit in person or contact Service Barrie at 705-726-4242 or ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca to arrange to have your passes exchanged.

Please note: The City of Barrie is committed to accessibility and the tenets of the AODA and is actively working to remove barriers to persons with disabilities. While the majority of our facilities are designed to be fully accessible, the Operations Centre is not currently equipped with an elevator and is therefore not fully accessible at this time.

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