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Posted Thursday, August 17, 2017

City of Orillia LogoThe City of Orillia has received additional funding from the province to help offset lost revenue from the tax exemption of non-profit, long-term care homes. On Jan. 1, 2016, non-profit, long-term care homes became exempt from property taxation and the province confirmed that a transitional mitigation would be provided on a one-time basis to eligible municipalities. In 2016, the province provided a Transitional Mitigation Payment of $472,530. Several municipalities, including Orillia, expressed...

Posted Thursday, August 17, 2017

Transit Service Notices Laclie Route Detour Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 The Kids of Steel Triathlon will be taking place on Bay Street on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 from 1:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. The Orillia Transit Laclie route will be re-routed off Bay Street for this event. Bus service will be diverted onto Canice Street to North Street East to Old Muskoka Road to Laclie Street to Galley Avenue and then joining the existing Laclie Route at Sundial Drive during the above time.

Posted Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Transit BusThe City of Orillia will temporarily suspend service to the Laclie Transit Route on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 from 8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. to accommodate the Subaru Triathlon Series. “We apologize for any inconvenience that the temporary suspension poses to patrons,” said Wesley Cyr, Manager of Engineering and Transportation for the City of Orillia.  “We want to ensure that the Subaru Triathlon is carried out in a safe and controlled manner.” Regular service to the Laclie Transit...

Posted Tuesday, August 15, 2017

19th Annual Classic Car Show – August 19, 2017 During the sidewalk sale and car show, Mississaga Street will be closed between Albert Street and Front Street and Peter Street will be closed between Colborne Street to Coldwater Rd. To accommodate these road closures the following transit detours and changes will be implemented and in place on Saturday August 19, 2017 only; Transit Terminal:  Due to the Mississaga Street closure, the Georgian Route bus and North Route bus will be arriving and...

Posted Friday, August 11, 2017

Orillia Fire CrestThe structure fire at 26 Albert St. S. on Aug. 11 remains under investigation. The Orillia Fire Department, Orillia O.P.P. and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office are conducting a joint investigation to determine the cause of the fire. The fire investigation is in its preliminary phase and could continue through the weekend.  At this time, Albert St. S. from Colborne St. to Mississaga St. is closed to vehicle traffic. Shortly after midnight on Aug. 11, the Orillia Fire Department attended a...