Hundreds of vehicles ticketed in Barrie’s first weekend of residents-only waterfront parking

Those who can prove they live here can have the ticket waived

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.