Barrie Transit to offer free rides New Year’s Eve, from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.

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With the Christmas holidays looking, the City is reminding residents that services will be impacted. Here’s a rundown.
Barrie Transit Holiday Schedule
Transit will operate a regular weekday Service schedule on Dec. 24. There will be no service on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. On Dec. 26, Transit will operate a Sunday service with an early 7 a.m. start. On Dec. 31, there will be regular weekday service with extended free service from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.  (
Curbside Collection
There will be no curbside collection on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day in Barrie. Collection will occur one day later for both of these weeks.  Materials must be curbside by 7 a.m. on your collection day. (
Landfill Holiday Schedule
The Landfill Site will be closed Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1, and will close at noon on Dec. 24 and 31.
City Hall
City Hall will be closed on Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1, and will close at noon on Dec. 24 and 31.
All recreation centres will be closed on Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1, and will close at noon on Dec. 24 and 31. Check out the Holiday Drop-In schedules at
Downtown on-street metered parking is free for the first two hours during December. Downtown parking (on-street and lots) is free on all statutory holidays. Waterfront parking is enforced 24/7/365; residents must display their permits and visitors are required to pay $3/hour (daily maximum: $20).
Overnight On-Street Parking
From Dec. 1st through March 31st, on-street parking is not permitted from 3–6 a.m. within the Downtown BIA, and on other City streets from 12:01–7a.m. (
Possible Overnight On-Street Parking Exemption
If winter maintenance is not required, on-street parking will be permitted for the following dates and times:
• 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Christmas Day
• 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Dec. 26
• 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
If winter maintenance is required on these nights, the City will ask residents to remove parked vehicles from the road to allow crews to effectively clear the streets. A notice will be posted at, Facebook, and Twitter by 4 p.m. on the day prior (Dec. 24, 25, and 31) that will confirm whether overnight on-street parking is permitted.