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Posted Friday, February 17, 2017

familyCity Administration Offices are closed Monday, Feb. 20 for Family Day. This includes:  City Centre – 50 Andrew St. S. Municipal Operations Centre - 20 James St. W. Wastewater Treatment Centre - 40 Kitchener St. Waste Diversion Site - 100 Kitchener St. Orillia Opera House (Administration and Box Office) – 20 Mississaga St. W. Orillia Public Library – 36 Mississaga St. W. Closed: Sunday, Feb. 19 Closed: Monday, Feb. 20 Orillia Transit/OWLS – No service on Family Day. Holiday...

Posted Thursday, February 16, 2017

Crossing guard vestMayor Steve Clarke has proclaimed Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, as School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day in the City of Orillia. Since January 2015, the Orillia Police Services Board has administered the School Crossing Guard Program. The Board employs 19 dedicated crossing guards, who are stationed at 14 crosswalk locations throughout the community. At the Board’s request, Mayor Clarke has designated a special day for citizens to show their gratitude to crossing guards and acknowledge their commitment...

Posted Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Special Council Committee meeting regarding Council Governance and the Corporate Plan will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 9 a.m. in Swanmore Hall, Stephen Leacock Museum, 50 Museum Drive (Nigel Bellchamber, the City’s Integrity Commissioner and Closed Meeting Investigator, will be in attendance).   Further information is available by contacting: Office of the CAO/City Clerk 3rd Floor, City Centre, 50 Andrew St. S 705-325-1311, or clerks@orillia.ca.

Posted Monday, February 13, 2017

2016 Athlete of the YearSeventeen-year-old field lacrosse player Quintin Hoch-Bullen was named Orillia's 2016 Athlete of the Year at a Council meeting on Feb. 13, 2017. Hoch-Bullen had a standout year in 2016. The Orillia Lady Kings player led her team to Provincial glory winning the Joanne Stanga Award (gold medal for Division A, Under 19 women's field lacrosse) after an undefeated season. Hoch-Bullen scored a hat-trick in the gold medal game and helped propel her team to victory after falling behind 5-2 in the second...

Posted Monday, February 13, 2017

City of Orillia logoOrillia City Council is sending a clear message that downtown waterfront development is a main priority of their term. At a Special Council meeting on Feb. 13, 2017, Council supported the relocation of the trunk sewer from its current location along the former rail lines on the Lake Couchiching waterfront to Front Street. As part of the relocation, Council authorized a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) of Front Street, involving detailed design work that would potentially enhance the...