Council supports downtown Orillia street closures for See You on the Patio
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 01:11 PM
Popular city-wide program is underway in Orillia
For immediate release (May 31, 2022) – With City Council support, the Downtown Orillia Management Board (DOMB) is set to participate in the popular See You on the Patio program (SYOTP) in Orillia with weekly road closures in the downtown every Friday night to accommodate additional open-air dining and shopping opportunities.
At the Orillia Council Committee meeting on May 30, 2022, the DOMB recommended that downtown road closures be approved for...
Orillia launches online Tourism Ambassador Certificate program
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 09:35 AM
For immediate release (May 25, 2022) – The City of Orillia has launched a free online Tourism Ambassador Certificate program to help educate all current and prospective frontline tourism and hospitality employees in the community to deliver consistent visitor information services.
“There are so many great things to see and do in Orillia, and the Tourism Ambassador Certificate program will help further create a sense of civic pride and stewardship for Orillia by expanding our pool...
Orillia launches 2022 Downtown Tomorrow grant program
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:15 PM
Registration is now open for virtual community workshop happening May 10
Orillia’s Downtown Tomorrow Community Improvement Plan (DTCIP) Grant Program has launched for 2022. A virtual community workshop, which will include a summary of all grant programs, has been scheduled for May 10, 2022.
“The DTCIP has been a very successful program to date and we see an opportunity to work with the development community to further spur the revitalization of the City’s core with our new Tier 3 program,” said Mayor...
Community organizations awarded $4,250 through City’s grant program
Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2022 07:00 AM
Mayor Steve Clarke, Coun. Mason Ainsworth, and Coun. Ralph Cipolla presented $4,250 in grant funding to local organizations during a presentation at the Orillia City Centre on April 28, 2022 as part of the City’s 2022 General Grants Program.
“The City of Orillia is pleased to offer funding to support these local organizations and initiatives that contribute greatly to the betterment of Orillia,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “The grants program is another way the municipality is supporting these dedicated...
Orillia to explore higher intensification for residential development
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 07:15 AM
Study continues for potential boundary expansion land requirements
As the City continues its Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) process to plan for future growth, at its meeting on April 25, 2022, Council provided direction to update the City’s Land Needs Assessment to contemplate higher minimum intensification and designated greenfield density targets for residential development to be considered with boundary expansion recommendations.
The Province is requiring the City to plan for sufficient...