Published May 22, 2024

Information sessions available to learn about Transit ON Demand and Barrie’s new Transit network

Barrie Transit information sessions

News release - City of Barrie

Barrie’s new Transit network is coming on June 2 and key changes include:

  • Changes to routes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 100. Routes 2,7, and 8 will remain the same.
  • A new express route on Highway 400 will connect the north and south ends of Barrie.
  • Transit ON Demand will expand to five zones in Barrie.
  • Added service coverage on Hanmer St., Lakeside Terrace, and Amelia St.

Until June 2, the five new Transit ON Demand zones are available for riders to try for free, while existing scheduled routes will remain operational. During this time, if you start on a Transit ON Demand zone, your ride, including transfer, will be free of charge.

There are three, easy ways to book a Transit ON Demand ride, and a mobile device is not required:

  • Book through the free app from the Apple or Google Play store by searching for "Barrie ToD"
  • Visit on a web browser
  • Call Service Barrie at 705-726-4242

To learn more or ask questions about Transit ON Demand or the new network, riders are welcome to attend an information session or call 705-726-4242. There are more than 10 upcoming in-person, drop-in information sessions where you can find out more about the new network and how to use Transit ON Demand. The following sessions take place at the Transit Terminal, located at 24 Maple Avenue.

  • Thursday, May 23, 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Monday, June 3, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 4, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 5, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 6, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, June 7, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8, 12 to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, June 10, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 11, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 12, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 13, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more details, schedules, and maps of the new network, visit Riders can also view the story map for details of the upcoming changes coming to routes.

Banner image via the City of Barrie

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