Barrie expands HotSpot parking app to include monthly, annual passes

A little more steak has been added to the HotSpot parking app’s sizzle.

The City of Barrie just expanded the app to allow for the purchase of monthly and annual passes for green and yellow municipal parking lots. — but other traditional options and hang tags are still available.

“Providing the ability to purchase monthly and annual parking passes for yellow and green downtown parking lots passes through the HotSpot parking app provides enhanced public access to parking services through this online application and reduces wait time for counter service transactions at Service Barrie,” city transit and parking director Brent Forsyth said in a .

Staff are working on digital enhancements to the city’s waterfront and neighbourhood resident parking pass programs, he said.

The pass option gives customers an opportunity to purchase and cancel at any time. There’s also an automatic renewal function and 24-hour customer service.

HotSpot was introduced as an online payment method for parking within the downtown core, waterfront, and on Gallie Court and Quarry Ridge Road near Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre earlier this year.

To sign up for a HotSpot account, visit .