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Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Grants January 2017Mayor Steve Clarke presented the first installment of the 2017 City of Orillia grants program on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. The total City of Orillia grants budget for 2017 is $62,000. “Festivals and events bring the City of Orillia to life throughout the year and we are proud to support so many of them through our grants program,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “As Orillia marks its 150th anniversary alongside our nation in 2017 I look forward to seeing what these events have in store...

Posted Tuesday, January 17, 2017

City of Orillia logoAll City of Orillia Parks, Recreation and Culture programs have been cancelled tonight due to inclement weather. Arrangements will be made to make up these cancelled classes. The Orillia Youth Centre will also be closed tonight due to poor weather conditions. 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 our website at orillia.ca. -30- Megan Kamphuis Recreation Program Supervisor 705-325-4786 mkamphuis@orillia.ca Jennifer...

Posted Monday, January 16, 2017

Snow plowsOld man winter has not been kind to Orillia winter control operations this season and City Council understands the frustrations expressed by local residents and businesses. At tonight's meeting, Council Committee asked staff to report back with an overview of the City's Winter Control Policy and ways in which the City can improve its winter control operations, including the clearing of snow from Orillia Transit stops. “This has been a harsh winter for Orillia. I and fellow Councillors have...

Posted Friday, January 13, 2017

Order of OrilliaThe City of Orillia Commemorative Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the 2017 Order of Orillia. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 3, 2017. The Order of Orillia recognizes individuals who dedicate their time and effort to bettering the community through volunteerism. The award is reserved for residents who have enriched the lives of others through a decade of service to the people of Orillia and stand as shining examples in the community. “It is an honour to sit on this...

Posted Monday, January 09, 2017

Snow haulingCity crews will be cutting back snowbanks and hauling away snow over the coming week throughout the City. Snow hauling will occur day and night and is subject to weather conditions; should a snow storm occur resources will be deployed for street and sidewalk clearing. Snow removal within the Business Improvement Area (BIA) is scheduled for the night of Jan. 9 weather permitting. Priority areas are being tackled first and crews will address additional areas in the City when feasible. You can help...