Barrie is among the most expensive places to rent an apartment from coast to coast. According to the rental website PadMapper, Barrie is fourth most expensive, with a one bedroom unit going for an average $1,150 a month. The site says rental prices went up nearly 5 per cent from May to June. Sounds pricey, but compare that to top spot Vancouver at $1,950, while Toronto isn’t much better. Victoria is just a bit more expensive than Barrie.