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Posted Thursday, July 20, 2017

Designated Parking Areas Key MapParking at Orillia's busiest waterfront is about to become much easier to navigate for those wishing to park their boat trailers. Starting July 29, 2017, designated boat trailer parking will take effect and will only be available in two specific lots: the former CPR right-of-way, north of the existing refreshment vehicles adjacent Centennial Dr. and in the City-owned gravel lot off of Tecumseth St., behind the Royal Oak Restaurant (see key map). “We hope that the implementation of designated...

Posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Mayor Steve Clarke, members of Council, Recreation Centre Campaign Team members and City project team members stopped to admire the pool area during a site tour of the Orillia Recreation Facility project on June 28, 2017.Although it may not be obvious from the view on West St., construction is well underway at the site of the new recreation facility in Orillia. Behind a large mound of soil, construction crews have been hard at work laying the foundation for the new recreation facility. Mayor Steve Clarke, members of Council and members of the recreation fundraising volunteer group had the opportunity to dip their “steel toes” into the pool, or where the pool will soon be, during a site tour on June 28,...

Posted Thursday, June 22, 2017

Watersmart Day 2016With summer officially here, join the City’s lifeguards for a fun and educational day at the beach. The seventh annual Water Smart Day is a free event on Saturday, June 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Couchiching Beach Park to educate the community about water safety. Enjoy playing water smart games, face painting, water balloon challenges, lifeguard demonstrations, and free Swim to Survive lessons, which will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. “As Orillians, we are very fortunate to enjoy...

Posted Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Boat and TrailerCity Council authorized staff to proceed with implementing designated boat trailer parking at a special meeting held on June 19. Designated boat trailer parking is expected to take effect in three to four weeks and will be available in two specific lots: the former CPR right-of-way, north of the existing refreshment vehicles adjacent Centennial Dr. and in the City-owned gravel lot off of Tecumseth St., behind the Royal Oak Restaurant. “Council wanted to review and consider all the options...

Posted Friday, June 09, 2017

Visitors and residents enjoying a fun and colourful downtown Orillia event.In addition to this year’s Spring Boat and Cottage Show, the City of Orillia has a few special surprises set for this Saturday, in Downtown Orillia and Centennial Park. As part of the City’s 2017 tourism development initiatives, the Economic Development Department has scheduled a number of attractions on weekends throughout the summer months. Local musicians will entertain visitors and residents alike on an outdoor piano, recently restored and will be painted by a local artist later...