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Posted Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Summer Block Party – July 28 – 29, 2017 During the summer block party on Friday July 28 and Saturday July 29, Mississaga Street will be closed between Albert Street and Front Street and Peter Street will be closed between Mississaga Street and Colborne Street.  To accommodate these road closures the following transit detours and changes will be implemented and in place on Friday July 28 to Saturday July 29 only. Transit Terminal:  Due to the Mississaga Street closure, the Georgian Route...

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 Friday, July 21, 2017

City of Orillia LogoAs per the direction of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, the posting of Moose Beach, located at J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park, has been lifted. Moose Beach was posted on July 20, 2017, due to higher than normal bacteria count. All three swimming areas in Orillia are open for swimming. This includes Moose Beach, Portage Bay, and Couchiching Beach. The City of Orillia is a city of 31,000 people in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country on the shores of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe. Visit...

Posted Thursday, July 20, 2017

City of Orillia LogoAs per the direction of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Moose Beach, located at J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park in Orillia, has been posted due to higher than normal bacteria count. Beaches are posted when bacteria levels exceed those considered acceptable by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit. Bacteria counts can be affected by many factors such as agricultural run-off, faulty septic systems, sewage treatment plan by-passes, and run-off from bird, pet and animal waste. Elevated bacterial...

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...