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Posted Thursday, May 25, 2017

Map of Highway ramp sections to be temporarily closed.The Highway 11 northbound secondary exit to Highway 12 West has been closed until June 7, 2017, as part Old Barrie Road Intersection Improvement project. Vehicles exiting from Highway 11 northbound will still be able to turn west (left) at Mississaga Street to cross over Highway 11 westbound. This closure will take place until June 7, 2017. Both southbound access and exit ramps to/from Highway 11 and Old Barrie Road in Orillia remain closed. Alternate access routes to Highway 11 include Memorial...

Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017

From left, Ian Bromley, Director of Economic Development, Jeff Pitcher, grant recipient, Susan Willsey, grant recipient, Coun. Ralph Cipolla, Ron Spencer, Downtown Orillia Management Board, Lisa Thomson-Roop, Downtown Orillia Management Board are pictured at the announcement of the second round of grants as part of the Downtown Tomorrow Community Improvement Plan Grant Program on May 24, 2017.Three additional projects in downtown Orillia received funding today as part of the City of Orillia’s Downtown Tomorrow Community Improvement Plan (DTCIP). Coun. Ralph Cipolla announced approximately $17,500 in funding as part of the second round of the DTCIP Grant Program, which launched in January 2017. The program includes financial incentives designed to stimulate development in the City’s core. “The Downtown Tomorrow Grant Program is creating opportunities for businesses...

Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017

From top left – Coun. Tim Lauer, Coun. Mason Ainsworth, Coun. Pat Hehn, Mayor Steve Clarke, Coun. Ted Emond, Coun. Ralph Cipolla, Ray Merkley, Jacqueline Soczka and Haleigh Fox from Parks, Recreation and Culture and Sylvie Browne, granddaughter of Elizabeth Wyn Wood, gather to celebrate the new feature entryway sign at Victoria Park during Art Park on May 20, 2017.Over 1,000 people filled Victoria Park on Saturday, May 20, 2017, to celebrate Orillia’s creative past, present, and future at the Art Park. Held in Orillia’s oldest green space, local artists and performers transformed the historic park into a vibrant artists’ market and creative expo as part of the City’s 150 celebrations. Colourful displays lined the sidewalk while local musicians and performers serenaded the crowds. A number of local organizations and artists offered...

Posted Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dr. Robert Williams speaks to attendees of the Ward Boundary Review public consultation session that took place at Orillia City Centre on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.Residents have until June 6 to provide feedback on ward boundary options. A survey is available online at orillia.ca/wardreview. A public consultation session regarding alternatives to Orillia’s current ward system boundaries was held on May 23, 2017, and provided the opportunity for members of the public to comment on the current ward boundary structure, offer suggestions or new alternatives, and consider and provide comments on options presented.  The options presented at the public consultation...

Posted Wednesday, May 17, 2017

City of Orillia LogoCity Administration Offices are closed Monday, May 22, 2017. 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. Orillia Transit/OWLS - No service on Monday, May 22, 2017. Holiday Waste Collection Schedule Due to the Victoria Day holiday, there...