UPDATE: Jan. 26, 2022 Orillia working towards reopening of facilities effective Jan. 31
Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 09:00 AM
In light of the Province’s announcement to begin the process of gradually easing restrictions effective Jan. 31, 2022 at 12:01 a.m., the City of Orillia is working towards the reopening of select City facilities and amenities with COVID-19 health and safety measures in place.
“We look forward to reopening City recreation and cultural facilities for residents to enjoy safely. As the Province gradually eases restrictions and more amenities and businesses reopen, it is incredibly important that we remain...
New flower shop looks to blossom in downtown Orillia
Posted on Friday, January 14, 2022 10:30 AM
By Tyler Evans Orillia Matters
A new flower shop has opened in downtown Orillia.
Meagan Breukelman and her boyfriend and business partner, Brandon Melhado, have created Florillia Floral Design which opened on Wednesday at 21 Matchedash St, S, unit 1D.
“I’ve been working in floral design for close to six years and I went to school in Toronto for it in 2017,” Breukelman explained.
“I worked for Street’s Flower Shop which has since closed down. I felt there was a gap in the market, and I thought...
Orillia Downtown Tomorrow grants improve and revitalize local business facades
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2022 08:30 AM
The City of Orillia presented approximately $6,000 in grants to two new projects in the City’s core through the third and final intake of the 2021 Downtown Tomorrow Community Improvement Plan (DTCIP) grant program.
“The Downtown Tomorrow grant program is helping local businesses make investments sooner and larger than they otherwise would be able to,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “Through this grant program, small, independent businesses are able to grow their presence in Orillia and become true...
UPDATE: Jan. 4, 2022 City adapts to provincial COVID-19 measures effective Jan. 5
Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2022 05:00 AM
As of Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 at 12:01 a.m., the Province of Ontario is temporarily moving to a modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen, which will remain in effect for at least 21 days.
Province-wide measures put in place to preserve hospital capacity against the highly transmissible variant, Omicron, include closing indoor dining, closing recreation and cultural facilities, and reduced capacity limits to 50 per cent for some sectors, including shopping malls, retailers and personal care...
Local shoppers making Orillia merchants merry
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2021 05:45 AM
By Tyler Evans, Orillia Matters
Orillia’s downtown core, mall, and shopping centres were packed with shoppers of all ages looking to get last-minute gifts during the last weekend before Christmas.
Jack & Maddy A Kids’ Store was may have been the busiest store in downtown Orillia as parents searched for the perfect gifts for their child. Manager Megan Murray says the store has been steady throughout the holiday season.
“We have lots of people coming in to shop local,...