Culture Enquiries
Darcy Hoover
50 Andrew Street South, Suite 300, Orillia, ON L3V 7T5

Phone: 705-325-4283
Fax: 705-325-5178

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To follow the development of the new Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan, read here.


The Culture staff are responsible for the following areas:

  • Acting as a resource to Council, the City Manager and other municipal departments
  • Developing municipal policies and plans in support of cultural development and the Vision of Culture
  • Playing a leadership role in cultural tourism development in Orillia and the surrounding area
  • Increasing resources available to advance cultural development from all sources
  • Supporting communication, cooperation and coordination among cultural groups, organizations and interests
  • Serving as an initial point of contact for inquiries related to culture and related matters in Orillia
  • Advocating the importance of culture within the city and beyond
  • Supporting the delivery of community programs, projects, festivals, and celebrations
  • Managing and operating City-owned facilities, including the Orillia Opera House and the Leacock Museum National Historic Site
  • Providing staff resources to the Municipal Heritage Committee as required for cultural heritage matters


Full-time staff in Culture

Jacqueline Soczka, Manager of Culture, 705-325-4530 

Darcy Hoover, Marketing Manager, 705-325-4283

Jenny Martynyshyn, Leacock Museum Administrator, 705-329-1908

Wendy Fairbairn, General Manager, Orillia Opera House, 705-325-2095


Additional Cultural Information


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