Free downtown parking set to expire, fees return next Tuesday

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Free parking in the downtown core is due to come to an end next Tuesday, with a couple of exceptions.
Starting Tuesday, two-hour free parking will be back in effect as part of the We Dig Downtown Dunlop St. construction project. Two hours of free parking will be available in the Chase McEachern Way lot (including the 15 Bayfield Street lot), and the Maple Avenue Central parking lot until the end of the construction project.
​​You must print a receipt from the machine and display it on your vehicle dashboard to be eligible for free two-hour parking in these lots. Most downtown lots are five minutes or less walking distance to where the road is closed.
Downtown parking rates are enforced 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Downtown parking is free on evenings, weekends, statutory holidays, Easter Monday and the August Civic Holiday. Rates are $1.25 per hour on-street and $1 per hour off-street, with a $5.50 daily max; Collier Street Parkade is $1.25 per hour with no daily maximum.
Until further notice, on-street parking spaces along Dunlop Street and side streets are temporarily designated as loading only zones under the traffic bylaw. This limits parking to standing for 10 minutes or less, which helps businesses and customers use curb-side pickup and helps maintain traffic flow in the area. ​Visit barrie.ca/DowntownParking for more information. 
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