This time of year is a strange week packed full of holidays. We have Christmas, and everything shuts down. Then everything is back up-and-running after Boxing Day, then New Year’s comes and everything shuts down again.
That being said, here’s what you need to know for the City of Barrie for the the last week of the year.
Barrie Transit Holiday Schedule
Dec. 26: Sunday service with an early 7 a.m. start
Dec. 27: Regular weekday service
Dec. 31: Free service from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Jan. 1: No service
Jan. 2: Regular weekday service
Garbage collection schedules will remain the same.
City Hall will be closed on Dec. 26, 27 and Jan. 2.
Holiday hours for all Recreation Facilities
Open: Dec. 24 & Dec. 31: 6 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Closed: Dec. 25, 26 & Jan. 1
Free Holiday Open Skates
Tuesday, December 27, 1:30 – 3:20 p.m. (sponsored by Tim Hortons): Holly Community Centre, 171 Mapleton Ave
Saturday, December 31, 9:30 – 11:20 a.m. (sponsored by Boston Pizza): East Bayfield Community Centre, 80 Livingstone Street East
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: $15).
From December 1st through March 31, on-street parking is not permitted from 3–6am within the Downtown BIA, and on other City streets from 12:01–7am.
If the weather forecast on New Year’s Eve is suitable (ie. not requiring Winter Control), on-street parking will be permitted for this night only. The decision to not enforce the overnight parking restriction on New Year’s Eve will be made on Dec. 30, and will be communicated on www.barrie.ca/snow