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:

No App Required for Off-Street Parking
QR code signs are located near each pay sign at City parking lots and the Collier Street Parkade. QR code signs allow smartphone users to pay for parking using HotSpot without needing the app. Parking staff are working toward providing the signs at all on-street parking options throughout downtown. Learn more about QR code signs under Benefits & Features.


Hourly Parking

For hourly parking, downtown and waterfront parking rates apply. HotSpot charges a $0.20 convenience fee (per parking session) to use the app for hourly parking and $0.35 convenience fee (per parking session) if using a QR code sign (available at City parking lots and the Collier Street Parkade). Additional considerations for hourly parking payments are outlined below:

Parking Passes & Permits

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. 

There are no transaction fees associated with the waterfront parking permit or Allandale parking permit.

Payment Options

MasterCard, VISA, and VISA Debit are accepted.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions


Parking Permits