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Posted Tuesday, 25 February, 2020

A Special Meeting of Council regarding Director of Business Development, Communications and Strategic Initiatives Recruitment will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020, at 4:45 p.m. in the Tudhope-McIntyre Boardroom, Orillia City Centre.
A portion of this meeting will be held in Closed Session.

Further information is available by contacting:
Office of the City Clerk
3rd Floor, City Centre, 50 Andrew St. S
705-325-1311, or clerks@orillia.ca.

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Posted Tuesday, 25 February, 2020

Toronto-based architect, and Orillia native, Chris Montgomery says Orillia's downtown is appealing to investors due to its relatively affordable real estate and charming setting. Montgomery is renovating a Mississaga Street West building to house a restaurant and apartments.To quote a classic bit of 1960s folk rock, something’s happening here.
Investment in Orillia’s historic core is occurring with new-found intensity as developers, lured by the downtown’s historic charm and relative affordability, set the stage for the future.
According to Lisa Thomson-Roop, of the Downtown Orillia Management Board, the degree of development underway surpasses “anything in the last decade.”
The area welcomed 27 new businesses...

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Posted Tuesday, 25 February, 2020

OWG 2020 medalsOrganizers hope the medals specially crafted for the Orillia 2020 Ontario Winter Games (OWG), , become lifelong treasures for athletes who work their way onto the podium.
Local artist Tony Bianco designed the gold, silver and bronze medals that will be handed out in various divisions to the top performers in the 27 different sports being contested from February 27 to March 1.
“It’s exciting to have a part in that moment when an athlete wins something and cherishes...

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Posted Monday, 24 February, 2020

City of Orillia logoWith project costs anticipated in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and substantial multi-year economic spin-off benefits boosting employment and community growth, the City of Orillia and Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital have a shared interest in planning toward construction of a new hospital in Orillia over the next decade, followed by redevelopment of the existing Hospital site.   
Fresh off a consultant’s report detailing the Hospital’s...

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Posted Friday, 21 February, 2020

Dan Landry, the city's Manager of Business Retention and Expansion and Industrial Development., speaks during Friday's meeting.

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