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Posted Monday, July 24, 2017

MoneyTransit and the recreation facility were two of several factors identified for consideration during Council’s first look at the 2018 budget last week. As requested by Council, staff presented information regarding the costs of a sixth transit route to service the West Ridge area for the remainder of 2017. Several options were discussed such as implementation in September 2017, pre-approval for 2018 and referring to November budget deliberations. After much discussion, during its meeting on...

Posted Thursday, July 20, 2017

Orillia Council and senior staff discuss corporate priorities at the Orillia Waterfront Centre at a special meeting of Council Committee on July 19, 2017.Council received a progress report on the status of initiatives and goals identified in the Corporate Plan at a special meeting of Council Committee on July 19.   During the session, senior staff provided information on the progress and next steps of various projects taking place throughout the City. Several key items were discussed such as the Orillia Recreation Facility, sports tourism, transit, wastewater treatment and Hydro One. “It was positive to see that we have accomplished several...

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 Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mayor Steve Clarke, Coun. Ralph Cipolla and Coun. Pat Hehn presented the second installment of the City of Orillia 2017 general grants program to local organizations on July 18, 2017. Mayor Steve Clarke presented five local organizations with grants today as part of the City’s 2017 grants program. “The City of Orillia is pleased to support and recognize the contributions these groups make to the community through our grants program,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “We are very fortunate to have such great organizations in our City.” This was the second installment of the 2017 City of Orillia general grants program. The last 2017 submission deadline for...

Posted Friday, July 14, 2017

City LogoDue to the replacement of the fire exit front steps at Orillia City Centre, access by stairs will be limited and portions of the sidewalk will be closed from July 17 to 21. Please be advised that the concrete fire exit steps located at the front of Orillia City Centre on Andrew St. S., will be replaced with a new steel step. Construction work will begin Monday, July 17. During this time, the front stairwell will be closed on all levels for safety reasons. Also, portions of the sidewalk in front...