Parking changes coming in January

Parking in Barrie is on its way to becoming easier and more convenient. The 2020 Parking Strategy was approved in October and the initial changes will be taking place January 1, 2021. 

Changes that come in effect as of January 1 include:

Downtown parking changes:The Monthly Pass structure has been streamlined with the green pass for highly utilized lots, the yellow pass for lower utilized lots and the blue pass discontinued. Some lots have changed pass colour. Green passes are valid at both green and yellow lots. Valid parking pass colours are posted at each lot and listed below:Green pass: Lakeshore Mews, Heritage Park West, Heritage Park East, Heritage Park North, H-block, Owen Street, Clapperton Street, Collier Street Parkade, and all yellow pass lots.Yellow pass: Bradford Street, Mary Street, Bayfield Street West/Simcoe Street, 15 Bayfield Street, Chase McEachern Way, Maple Avenue North, Maple Avenue Central, and Maple Avenue South.Monthly Pass access removed from Library Lot and on-street parking on Collier Street, Poyntz Street, Parkside Drive and Toronto Street.Spirit Catcher, Lakeshore Drive and North Marina hybrid lots have removed monthly pass access and adjusted parking rates to $10/hour and $50/daily.

Three-hour maximum parking at City Hall and Library lots.North Centennial Lot now allows non-trailer parking from November to April.

Additionally, free Electric Vehicle parking is available at the Collier Street Parkade until December 31, 2021.

Quarry Ridge Road/Gallie Court parking changes:Paid on-street municipal parking is monitored and enforced 7 days a week.Parking fees are $5/hour from 9 a.m. to midnight.

To learn more about the Parking Strategy, parking rates or to view parking maps, Follow the City onTwitter andFacebook to receive updates as changes are implemented.

Media Contact
Emily Sedgwick
Communications Advisor
The City of Barrie
(705) 739-4220 ext. 4436