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Canada and Ontario invest in more accessible public transit infrastructure for Barrie residents


Canada and Ontario invest in more accessible public transit infrastructure for Barrie residents

Ministry of Infrastructure

Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support five public transit projects in the City of Barrie, Ontario. These investments will support a more accessible and sustainable community.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $16.4 million in these projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS). The Government of Ontario is providing over $13.6 million, while the City of Barrie's contribution is more than $10.9 million for these projects.

Project Information:

Project NameProject DetailsFederal Funding*Provincial Funding*Municipal Funding

Conventional Fleet Replacement

The purchase of 30 low-floor, 40-foot conventional city buses to replace the retiring fleet.




On-Street Infrastructure Improvements

The installation of bus shelters with visual displays to better inform transit users of the timing of arrivals and departures; construction of concrete bus pads (replacing asphalt); installation of bike racks; and new bus stop signs.The project will improve existing infrastructure to meet accessibility standards under The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.




Specialized Fleet Replacement

The purchase of 21 specialized para-transit city buses, which will replace the retiring fleet over the next seven years.




Allandale Mobility Hub - New Transit

Relocating the current downtown hub to the Allandale GO Station (where a new terminal building will be constructed)  and adding extra bus platforms, bus stops, bus shelters, and additional bicycle parking will improve the capacity, quality and safety of the Barrie public transit system.




Downtown Connection Hub

The construction of a new downtown connection hub, which includes two new bus stops and one heated bus shelter, will improve residents' access to the public transit system.




*The federal and provincial governments are each contributing the maximum share of eligible costs for these projects, which are 40% and 33.33% respectively as per the requirements of the Canada-Ontario Integrated Bilateral Agreement. Contributions from recipients may include both eligible and ineligible costs. Ineligible costs are expenditures that municipalities have chosen not to request reimbursement for or that cannot be reimbursed (e.g., property purchases, overhead costs). Cost sharing may differ depending on recipient.



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