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Posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017

FoodtruckThe City of Orillia invites proposals from entrepreneurs who are interested in providing and operating a food concession stand; one spot located on Centennial Drive and/or one spot located at J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park (two spots available in total). The successful operator must agree to abide by the terms and conditions and the City of Orillia's Licensing By-law (summary of applicable provisions and terms and conditions are attached). Sealed proposals will be received by the undersigned (RFP Co-ordinator)...

Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CDCPresenterCREATIVE MARKETING: GROW YOUR SALES Tuesday, April 25 9:30 am - 12:30 pm City of Orillia - Tudhope McIntyre Room 50 Andrew St. S., Orillia $55 + HST / Free to Downtown Orillia BIA Members Presenter Jane-Michèle Clark will teach you how to effectively brand & market your business, proactively increase sales during shoulder seasons, the benefits of “Creating a Signature Experience", and much more! Jane-Michèle is a founding partner at the Canadian Business Success...

Posted Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CentralSchoolOrillia Packet and Times The sale of Orillia Central School inched closer to reality, following Monday's council committee meeting. Councillors recommended the draft request for proposal (RFP) provided by staff be used to dispose of the property at 26 Coldwater Rd. E. The issue will come up for council approval at its next meeting. Three city departments worked on the RFP, developing a process designed to best maintain the heritage attributes of the existing building. Staff utilized the expertise...

Posted Monday, March 27, 2017

TransitOrillia Packet and Times Transit and affordable housing could benefit from funding announced in this year's federal budget, according to Orillia's mayor. Despite a lack of clarity about how municipalities will access the money and how much will be available, Steve Clarke is optimistic. "They're putting $20.1 billion over 11 years into transit," he said, adding discussions about a permanent transit hub in Orillia are set to begin this year. Clarke said the city will look into opportunities to...

Posted Friday, March 24, 2017

smallbusinessOwnersStockOrillia Today A brewery-to-be is among the first batch of businesses to benefit from a city initiative aimed at boosting Orillia's core. Five projects shared in approximately $60,000 in grants through the Downtown Tomorrow Community Improvement Plan grant program. Of that pie, Orillia Brewing Company Inc. received a slice worth approximately $24,000. “We always wanted to be an active part of the downtown core, and to have an opportunity to really contribute to Orillia's downtown is just...