More curbside spots for park and pick up in downtown Barrie

More options for consumers to support local

Another effort to help struggling businesses in the core was approved by Barrie City Council on Monday.

An additional four parking spaces for pick-up are being made available. This is in addition to eight spots on Dunlop Street, between Mulcaster Street and Maple Avenue, that were designated curbside in December.

“Curbside pick up and takeout, there are many options available. Hopefully this makes it easier for us and the community to support those struggling businesses,” said Councillor Keenan Aylwin, who represents the downtown.

The four spots will be on streets off Dunlop and will be available until the local health unit returns the region to the Orange-Restrict Level in the province’s COVID-19 framework, or the opening of the downtown patio program.

The Ford government announced on Monday that the stay-at-home order for most of the province will remain in place until Feb. 16, including Simcoe Muskoka, and the colour-coded framework will be used by local health units to determine at which level each region can reopen their economy.