Welcome to Barrie

Barrie is a beautiful city offering lots to do. Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, so we've compiled some helpful information you will need to get started.

This page contains helpful information based on frequently asked questions from new residents. Please also explore the City's website to learn more! If you don’t find what you're looking for please contact Service Barrie at 705-726-4242,  ServiceBarrie@barrie.ca, Twitter or Facebook.

Service Barrie provides helpful welcome packages! Please drop by Service Barrie at City Hall (70 Collier St) to pick up your package (Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:30pm).

Setting Up Your Accounts

Obtaining Curbside Collection Materials

Garbage, organics, recycling and yard waste receive curbside collection as per Barrie's collection schedule. If you are unsure about where an item should go, use our item lookup tool. Recycling boxes, organics bins and waste collection calendars can be picked up at City Hall and Barrie's three main recreation centres.

If in-person pickup is not an option, please call 705-739-4219 for delivery. The City does not currently provide garbage bins to residents. Please note that Barrie has a two-stream recycling program, so recycling must be separated (containers vs paper) for curbside collection.

Registering your Pet

Pet owners pay a one-time fee to register their pet for life in Barrie, and registration is available online or in person. 

​​​New Homeowners

As the city continues to grow, many of our new residents are opting to buy homes in new subdivisions. If you’ve just bought a home in a subdivision, learn about who manages what in Homeowners and Residents: New Residential Subdivision FAQs (PDF).

​Renovating your New Home

Please see Home Renovations & Projects for helpful information on planning and completing your project.

Getting Around: Parking & Transit

External Resources