HotSpot Parking App

The City partners with HotSpot to streamline parking within Barrie’s paid parking areas. Together, we provide convenient parking options. While we encourage everyone to use this app, all existing parking payment methods (pay stations, meters) remain available.


HotSpot is available to download from Google Play and App Store. The HotSpot parking app is available to use for:


For hourly parking, the downtown and waterfront parking rates apply, and HotSpot charges a $0.20 convenience fee (per parking session) to use the app for hourly parking. If you are a frequent parker, consider signing up for a $2 monthly or $20 annual membership to avoid paying the convenience fee on every parking session.

For downtown parking passes, there are no additional fees; you need only create a free account on either the app or to purchase passes. Applicable downtown parking permit rates apply to purchases. 

Benefits & Features

The HotSpot app enhances your parking experience:

  • There's no need to carry cash or find nearest pay station.
  • You can extend parking sessions remotely from your phone. 
  • Any unused time can be refunded.

Payment Options

MasterCard, VISA, and VISA Debit are accepted. Additional considerations for hourly parking payments are outlined below:

Frequently Asked Questions


Parking Passes/Permits