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Posted Monday, March 20, 2017

DTCIP grants March 2017Five projects in downtown Orillia received a financial boost today thanks to the City of Orillia's Downtown Tomorrow Community Improvement Plan (DTCIP). Mayor Steve Clarke announced approximately $60,000 in funding as part of the first intake of the DTCIP Grant Program launched in January 2017. The program includes financial incentives designed to stimulate development in the City's core. “The Downtown Tomorrow Grant Program allows businesses in the core of our city to undertake projects...

Posted Thursday, March 16, 2017

Garbage set outThe City of Orillia’s move to every other week garbage is a proven success. In the first full year of the program (October 2015 to September 2016), the tonnage of garbage collected at the curb dropped by almost 19 per cent overall by weight, or by approximately 800 tonnes per year. Every other week garbage collection in Orillia was implemented in September 2015. “The waste diversion habits of individuals when combined as a whole can make a big difference in the environment; the success...

Posted Monday, February 27, 2017

Culture DaysDoors Open and Culture Days registration open for 2017 The City of Orillia is excited to announce the return of Doors Open and Culture Days for 2017. Registration is now open for both heritage sites and activity providers looking to take part in this annual event. Participants are encouraged to register early as the City prepares to celebrate Orillia and Canada’s 150th anniversaries with new and exciting developments. This year’s theme will celebrate both Orillia and Canada’s...

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...