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Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Grants January 2017Mayor Steve Clarke presented the first installment of the 2017 City of Orillia grants program on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. The total City of Orillia grants budget for 2017 is $62,000. “Festivals and events bring the City of Orillia to life throughout the year and we are proud to support so many of them through our grants program,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “As Orillia marks its 150th anniversary alongside our nation in 2017 I look forward to seeing what these events have in store...

Posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016

orillia 150New Year’s Eve in Orillia will be a night to remember as the city kicks off its 150th anniversary and the start of many great events planned for 2017. Orillia became a village in 1867, the very same year Canada became a country and New Year’s Eve and Day will mark the beginning of this milestone celebration. The Orillia community has been preparing a wide variety of experiences for throughout the sesquicentennial year; the first is set to take place on Dec. 31, 2016, at Rotary Place....

Posted Wednesday, November 09, 2016

No parkingThe City of Orillia reminds residents that parking is prohibited on any municipal street or parking lot between the hours of midnight and 7 a.m. from Nov. 15, 2016 through April 15, 2017. Please note this parking restriction comes into effect when the clock strikes midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 15. When you go to bed on Monday night, make sure your car is not parked on the road or in a municipal parking lot. Illegally parked cars can delay or impair the City’s snow plowing or sanding operations....

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2016

Toys for TicketsHelp the City of Orillia turn parking tickets into toys as we kick-off the annual Toys for Tickets campaign on Nov. 1, 2016. The campaign, now in its 11th year, invites every person who receives a parking ticket (with the exception of accessible parking violations) in the City of Orillia between Nov. 1 and Dec. 1, 2016, to pay the fine amount by donating a new children’s toy of equal or greater value. Since the annual event started in 2006, more than $28,000 in toys has been donated to local...

Posted Monday, September 26, 2016

Culture Days logoCulture Days is back with a twist! This year Doors Open and Culture Days have been combined and we invite you to discover Orillia’s cultural community and built heritage on Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and 2, 2016. Many of Orillia’s heritage sites will be free to explore with a variety of programming for all ages ranging from artist demonstrations and workshops, to yoga and a photography tour. “With the combination of Orillia’s rich culture scene and amazing built heritage, this year’s...