Digital parking passes now available through HotSpot parking app

app will notify users when the pass is expiring

courtesy of the City of Barrie

Starting today, monthly downtown parking passes can be purchased through the HotSpot parking app or The app will send users a notification when the pass is expiring and offers the option to automatically renew the pass.

“With residents able to purchase a digital downtown pass anytime, anywhere, they can save time and enjoy added convenience,” says Brent Forsyth, Director of Transit and Parking Strategy. “The City is committed to using innovation and technology to deliver services to our residents more efficiently, and we are continually striving towards customer service excellence. Adding this option for digital monthly parking passes is a perfect example of that.” 

With digital parking passes purchased through HotSpot, there is no risk of losing a pass or having one stolen. Users can also easily change the vehicle’s licence plate that is associated with their pass through the app or website.

The number of HotSpot users in Barrie has grown steadily, with more than 8,700 new account holders since the City’s launch of HotSpot in March 2021. In July 2021, there were more than 4,500 parking sessions purchased through HotSpot in City-owned parking spaces.  

Monthly and annual downtown parking passes will continue to be sold through Service Barrie, the Barrie Transit Terminal, select recreation centres and through the BIA. Residents can purchase their September 2021 monthly pass through HotSpot starting August 16 and their annual pass through HotSpot starting in mid-December.

To learn more about the app and parking in the city, visit