Barrie’s beaches opened for the first time this season over the weekend and were pretty busy as a result. Equally busy were by-law officers writing up parking tickets.
Barrie City Hall declared all waterfront parking spots were to be for residents only as it announced beaches would reopen, stating a waterfront parking pass must be displayed to park there. This was to discourage day-trippers to the area amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Saturday and Sunday, 223 parking tickets were written up for failing to display a pass. The City says residents who received a ticket can have it waived by contacting City Hall’s Enforcement Services via email or by phone at (705) 739-4241 with proof of residency.
Those who do not have a pass can apply for one by contacting Service Barrie.