Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 08:00 AM
Packet & Times More than 150 people took part in Day 1 of the city's downtown and waterfront revitalization charrette public consultation process at Branch 34 of the Royal Canadian Legion Tuesday night.
Revitalizing Orillia's downtown and waterfront is about "recapturing the land," George Dark, a partner with Urban Strategies, said Tuesday.
"It's now time to really get a very imaginative and creative set of ideas together," Dark said.
More than 150 people took part in the first day of...
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2012 05:45 AM
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Public Invited to Help Shape Future of Orillia's Downtown and Waterfront
-ORILLIA - Local residents are being invited to help shape the future development of Orillia’s downtown and waterfront during a public consultation process taking place next week.
The City of Orillia is hosting a Design Charrette for Orillia's Downtown and Waterfront from May 1 to 4 at the Orillia branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Mississaga Street.
A charrette is an interactive...
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2012 10:45 AM
Pictured with Mayor Angelo Orsi (middle) are Ron Higgs, vice-president manufacturing and Kaoru Hamada, president.
"I can't give the City of Orillia enough credit for their assistance in our expansion plans," says Ron Higgs, vice president of manufacturing. "The Mayor, the economic development office and the planning department have all been very helpful and making this a reality."
ORILLIA - A moratorium on industrial development charges was a key factor in a planned expansion of Kubota Metal...
Posted on Friday, April 20, 2012 06:45 AM
ORILLIA - They came for the food and left with a story about family.
It was in late January when John Catucci, the upbeat and hungry host of the Food Network's "You Gotta Eat Here" arrived at Orillia's Tre Sorelle, camera crew in tow.
Sisters Gina White and Lisa Particelli run...
Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 07:45 AM
When George Dark looks at Orillia's waterfront and downtown, all he sees is potential.
Dark, an urban designer and landscape architect who is consultant Urban Strategies' point man in helping the city develop a waterfront and downtown revitalization plan, has spent a lot of time in the Sunshine City in recent weeks, getting the lay of the land and talking with people who have dreams and hopes for Orillia’s prime real estate.
"There are some real small-town characteristics here," said Dark. "The number...