Allandale Waterfront GO Station

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Allandale Waterfront
Address 24 Essa Road
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
L4N 9C8
Station code AD
Fare Zone 69
Tracks 2
Platforms 1 (12-car)
GO Bus 68
Local Transit Barrie 1, 4, 7, 8
Ridership (2019) 86,700
Terminus Barrie Barrie South
towards Union

Allandale Waterfront GO Station is a GO Transit train station located near Lake Simcoe, at 24 Essa Road in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.


The historical Allandale Station structure was built in 1904 and opened on June 19, 1905 by the Grand Trunk Railway. It continued its operation under the Canadian National Railway until 1980 when the station was closed.[1]

In 2009, the City of Barrie initiated renovation work on the Allandale Station grounds, which included the restoration of the historical station building and the construction of a new GO station facility adjacent to the former station. When funding was announced in March 2010 for the renovation of the station, it was named Allandale GO Station reflecting the historical name of the station and area. However, later that year, city council decided to name the station Barrie Waterfront GO Station. GO Transit would have to rename the existing Barrie South GO Station St. Pauls’ GO Station to avoid the use of the Barrie name twice.[2] Losing the Allandale name concerned a large number of citizens and after a vote, city council approved the Allandale Waterfront name in May 2011. This preserved the Allandale name and also highlighted the redevelopment of Barrie's waterfront.[3]

The new GO buses started serving the new station on January 28, 2012, and GO trains began serving the station on January 30. The station is not staffed, however there are heated shelters and ticket vending machines for passengers.

Station description

The station is located on the north side of the tracks stretching east from Essa Road and spanning the north side of Gowan Street. The western part of the station property features the bus platforms and shelters for connecting local routes and GO bus service. The eastern part features the single train platform, station building, and the passenger pick-up and drop-off.

Tickets can be purchased from the station attendant inside the building only during AM rush hours. Ticket Vending machines on the premises are available at all other times.

Station Amenities

 Amenity  Yes/No
Parking 160 spaces
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Reserved parking No
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Connecting routes

Platform 10 is located on street on the east side of Essa Road. Barrie Transit 1B Welham and 8B Essa stop on the west side of Essa Road.

Platform Agency Route Bus Stop
1 GO Transit Barrie Line
2 Barrie Transit 7A Grove / 7B Bear Creek Barrie Transit stop #732
3 Barrie Transit 8A Yonge / 8B Crosstown
4 Barrie Transit 4A East Bayfield / 4B South GO
5 LINX 2 Wasaga Beach to Barrie
6 GO Transit 68/68B Barrie Northbound GO stop #108002
7 GO Transit 68/68B Barrie Southbound
10 Barrie Transit 1A Georgian Mall
Barrie Transit stop #7320

Station maps


  1. Smith, Jeffrey. C.N.Rys Allandale, CNR in Ontario. Retrieved 2022-02-02.
  2. Ramsay, Janis. New station loses Allendale connection. 31 August 2010. Retrieved on 2012-01-14
  3. Ramsay, Janis. Station named Allandale Waterfront. 3 May 2011. Retrieved on 2012-01-14.

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