Overnight on-street parking restrictions come into effect at midnight


The priority throughout the winter will be the main roads – the ones with the most traffic in the city

The City of Barrie reminds residents that on-street parking is not permitted on city streets from 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m. and from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. in the Downtown Business Improvement Area, December 1 to March 31.

This ensures that the streets can be completely cleared and that emergency vehicles can take to the streets.

Plowing city roads

Priority is given to main roads, those with the most traffic in the city. These roads are serviced when at least five cm of snow has fallen. Secondary (residential) roads are cleared of snow when there is at least eight centimeters of snow. The goal is for most roads to be cleared 12 to 24 hours after the end of a snow event.

With Barrie’s Plow Tracker, you can track the progress of snowplows and see when your street was last groomed. Keep in mind that snow plows cannot avoid leaving snow at the bottom of the aisles because they cannot lift the blades between the aisles.

Plowing sidewalks

Sidewalk snow removal is done on main sidewalks when there is five cm of snow and on residential sidewalks when there is eight cm of snow.

Snow Angels Canada

If you need help with snow removal, Snow Angels Canada is an online platform where residents who need help with snow removal can post a service request and volunteers can reach out to help. Visit snowangelscanada.ca to register if you need help with snow removal or volunteering in your neighborhood.

Waste collection

Set up a small space at the bottom of your driveway for your garbage, recycling bins and green bin, as far as possible from the road without blocking the sidewalk. Do not place them on or behind the snow bank.

For more information and updates on winter maintenance, visit barrie.ca/Snow.



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