Innovative cooperation creates downtown incubator space
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 07:00 AM
Not everyone can afford to have an office in the heart of downtown Orillia. Until now.
Entrepreneurs Mariano Tulipano and Robb MacDonald, who have been friends since 1993, have teamed up to create a unique downtown incubator of sorts. The pair have refurbished an 800-square foot commercial space in one of the city’s oldest buildings and are offering up the area to fellow entrepreneurs.
“It’s really a great space for working professionals, for freelance contractors, for business start-ups,” said MacDonald...
Lakehead secures large grant for media research project
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 05:15 AM
Lakehead University professor Sandra Jeppesen feels like she has hit the jackpot, winning almost $500,000 in research funding from the federal government.
The proposal to study how social activists are using “cutting-edge” digital technologies to further social causes around the world and what the rest of us can learn from them garnered the maximum grant allowable from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s (SSHRC) Insight Grants. It’s the largest such grant in Lakehead’s history.
Public Meeting: Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 05:00 AM
Help shape the City of Orillia’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan at a public meeting being held Thursday Oct. 3, 2013 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 34.
Learn about the goals and objectives of the Master Plan, get up to speed on initial focus group findings, and take part in an interactive workshop that allows participants to discuss the future of parks, recreation and culture in Orillia.
What: Public Meeting: Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan
When: Thursday Oct....
Busy weekend in store for Orillia Culture Days
Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 06:45 AM
Orillia is currently ranked 12th in the province out of 179 communities for the most Culture Days activities scheduled for this coming weekend.
With approximately 40 activities planned for Sept. 27-29, Orillia’s Culture Days is poised to be bigger and better than ever.
“Culture Days is a great opportunity to celebrate Orillia’s cultural riches and share them with others,” said Mayor Angelo Orsi. “I’d encourage residents to participate in the free Culture Days activities and discover how lucky...
Notice of Intention to Dispose of City Owned Lands
Posted on Monday, September 23, 2013 12:00 PM
The Corporation of the City of Orillia (the "City") is proposing to dispose of certain lands more particularly described in Schedule "A" (the "Lands"), and as shown in the Key Map.
Any person wishing to comment on the proposed disposition is requested to submit comments in writing to the undersigned by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at the Office of the Clerk, Orillia City Centre, 50 Andrew Street South, Suite 300, ORILLIA, Ontario, L3V 7T5.
The Council of the City will give consideration...