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Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017

Map of Highway ramp sections to be temporarily closed.The Highway 11 northbound secondary exit to Highway 12 West has been closed until June 7, 2017, as part Old Barrie Road Intersection Improvement project. Vehicles exiting from Highway 11 northbound will still be able to turn west (left) at Mississaga Street to cross over Highway 11 westbound. This closure will take place until June 7, 2017. Both southbound access and exit ramps to/from Highway 11 and Old Barrie Road in Orillia remain closed. Alternate access routes to Highway 11 include Memorial...

Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017

From top left – Coun. Tim Lauer, Coun. Mason Ainsworth, Coun. Pat Hehn, Mayor Steve Clarke, Coun. Ted Emond, Coun. Ralph Cipolla, Ray Merkley, Jacqueline Soczka and Haleigh Fox from Parks, Recreation and Culture and Sylvie Browne, granddaughter of Elizabeth Wyn Wood, gather to celebrate the new feature entryway sign at Victoria Park during Art Park on May 20, 2017.Over 1,000 people filled Victoria Park on Saturday, May 20, 2017, to celebrate Orillia’s creative past, present, and future at the Art Park. Held in Orillia’s oldest green space, local artists and performers transformed the historic park into a vibrant artists’ market and creative expo as part of the City’s 150 celebrations. Colourful displays lined the sidewalk while local musicians and performers serenaded the crowds. A number of local organizations and artists offered...

Posted Friday, May 19, 2017

Jim Wilson of Jim Wilson Chevrolet Buick GMC presents a cheque for $25,000 to Orillia 2018 chair, Gill Tillmann, in support of the Ontario Winter Games, to be hosted by the City of Orillia from March 1 – 4, 2018.One of Orillia’s business leaders and long-time supporters of community sports, Jim Wilson Chevrolet Buick GMC, has signed on as the corporate partner for the Orillia 2018 Ontario Winter Games, hosted by the City of Orillia in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. The announcement was made today, onsite at Jim Wilson Chevrolet Buick GMC, with members of the Orillia 2018 Games Organizing Committee and representatives from the City of Orillia, the official host...

Posted Monday, May 01, 2017

Pingstreet logoOrillia Transit riders can now access real-time bus information at their fingertips with the launch of the City’s new transit tile on its free mobile application Pingstreet. Launched today, the transit tile provides real-time GPS-based information for all Orillia Transit routes including: bus arrival times; bus route information; current bus locations on the route map; and the option to save frequently used stops as a favourite for quick and easy access. “The City of Orillia has made...

Posted Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Orillia 2018 Ontario Winter Games one year out eventThe Orillia 2018 Ontario Winter Games one-year countdown was officially launched today at a special gathering held at Rotary Place, West Orillia Sports Complex. The City of Orillia will host the 2018 Games, taking place March 1 to 4, 2018, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. The “One Year Out” celebration was an opportunity for community members and municipal partners to meet the Games Organizing Committee (GOC) and served as the launch for the Orillia...