Economic Development Committee (EDC)


Economic Development Division Development Services Department
50 Andrew Street South, Suite 300, Orillia, ON L3V 7T5

Phone: 705-325-4900
Fax: 705-329-2670

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The Economic Development Committee is governed by Chapter 75 of the City of Orillia Municipal Code.


The EDC, as an advisory Committee of Council, shall conduct research and provide advice to Council with respect to local issues including the promotion and encouragement of industrial, commercial and residential development to increase assessment, employment, and social opportunities in the City of Orillia. 

 Areas of strategic focus shall include:

a)                Business Retention and Expansion

b)                Tourism

c)                Marketing and Communications

d)                Academic Advancement and Wellness

e)                Research, Development and Investment

Committee Members

The Economic Development Committee consists of nine members: the Mayor or his designate, three City Councillors, a representative of the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce, a representative of the Orillia and Area Community Futures Development Corporation (CDC), a representative of the Downtown Orillia Management Board and two citizen members.

Regular Meeting Date

The Economic Development Committee has not yet met in 2016 or determined the 2016 schedule, however, past practice has been that the Committee generally meets on the third Tuesday of each month, at 3:30 p.m. in the Orillia City Centre.  Please contact the Committee Secretary to confirm meeting dates and times.


Dan Landry, Manager of Economic Development: 705-325-4900

Kristine Preston, Committee Secretary:  705-325-2125

Recent Minutes

December 17, 2014

January 12, 2015 - Special

January 20, 2015

February 17, 2015

June 12, 2015 - Special

July 9, 2015 - Special

September 23, 2015 - Special (Note: will be posted once adopted)

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