Wasaga Beach closing parking lots to discourage day-trippers

“Since the arrival of warmer weather, we have seen day-trippers visit our community," said Wasaga Beach's Mayor

The Town of Wasaga Beach hopes closing several of its beachfront municipal parking lots will discourage day-trippers from visiting during the pandemic.

“Since the arrival of warmer weather, we have seen day-trippers visit our community, congregating near the beachfront in larger gatherings, against provincial emergency orders in place due to the pandemic, and gathering on the beach itself, which is closed by provincial order,” said Wasaga Beach Mayor Nina Bifolchi. “This type of activity is unacceptable and against the law.”

The Town says the Playland Park Square and Spruce Street lots will remain open for residents with municipal parking passes only, as of June 5.

Another reason the town is keeping two beachfront-area lots open is to support easy access to businesses at the main beach.

“When the time is right we will welcome day trip visitors back to our community,” Mayor Bifolchi said.

Those who wish to obtain a parking pass can do so online.