Update: Orillia City Centre is Open and Operational
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 05:15 AM
For immediate release (June 25, 2013) – Orillia City Centre, 50 Andrew St., is open and operational despite water damage caused by a sprinkler mechanical malfunction Monday night.
“Orillia City Centre is up and running and staff are carrying out their regular duties,” said Mayor Angelo Orsi. “I’d like to thank city staff, the Orillia Fire Department, and all those who made it possible to keep City Hall open for business as usual.”
At approximately 10:15 p.m. Monday, a third-floor sprinkler malfunctioned...
Special Council Committee and Public Meeting of Council Regarding Policing Options
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2013 07:45 AM
A Special Meeting of Council Committee regarding Policing Options will be held on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Tudhope-McIntrye Boardroom of the Orillia City Centre. A portion of this meeting will be held in Closed Session to deal with Legal and Personnel issues.
A Public Meeting of Council regarding Policing Options will follow at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber. Council will invite members of the public to express their opinions regarding Orillia’s Policing Options. ...
Camp for a Day and Water Smart Day
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2013 10:00 AM
The Orillia Parks, Recreation and Culture Department continues to celebrate June as Recreation and Parks Month with two great events Saturday June 22.
Camp for a Day
Bring your child to Rotary Place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and experience what summer camp is all about. This is an opportunity for kids to try different camps and decide which one is right for them. Kids ages six through 12 can join the Orillia Parks, Recreation and Culture day camp team for a fun-filled day of camp adventures.
Orillia Bead Company Thriving In Downtown Art District
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 06:00 AM
The Magpie Bead Company is one of downtown Orillia’s gems – a unique enterprise that helps give the city’s historic downtown, and especially its thriving art district, some of its character and charm.
“I’ve always loved the downtown and the tourism element of Orillia,” says Karen Jacko, who owns Magpie. “We’re fortunate because our downtown is charming and quaint and people love to stroll and shop … it’s the perfect place for us because we’re a very ‘boutique-y’ business.”
Jacko, a self-described hippie...
EDC Symposium hears from local business stakeholders
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2013 05:15 AM
Representatives from approximately 35 local businesses and organizations shared their ideas on economic development for the City of Orillia at the first Economic Development Committee (EDC) symposium at Rotary Place on June 18.
“The City of Orillia is committed to encouraging economic prosperity in a sustainable, responsible manner, and in order to do that we need to hear from our local business stakeholders,” said Mayor Angelo Orsi. “The EDC Symposium provided us excellent feedback on what our business...