Road Will Pave Way for Development
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012 07:45 AM
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Construction on the West Orillia Industrial Park roadway will begin early next month, says Dan Landry, Orillia’s manager of economic development.
"We actually just had a pre-construction meeting today," Landry said Thursday. "There was an indication the contractor should be on site very soon, after the August long weekend."
City politicians awarded the $1.66-million project to JB Enterprises Limited of Barrie July 16.
The project includes water, sewer, street lights and sidewalks.
Industry Partner Supports Orillia Campus Teaching and Research
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012 11:15 AM
Industry Partner Supports Orillia Campus Teaching and ResearchChris Murray, an assistant professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, is looking for better ways of filtering water to reduce phosphorus and other contaminantsLakehead University Magazine Above: Professor Chris Murray (right) is shown here with students Ethan Mask and Lindsey Jaanussen. Murray and his research team are working with an industry partner, which is developing environmentally sustainable products...
Draft Downtown/Waterfront Revitilization Plan Now Available On-Line
Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012 07:00 AM
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For immediate release (July 19, 2012) - The draft report from Urban Strategies Inc., the consulting firm helping shape the downtown/waterfront revitalization plan, is now available online.
The draft report, including a covering report co-authored by Orillia’s Director of Planning and Development and Manager of Economic Development, can be viewed here >> (12.5MB).
The City retained Urban Strategies Inc. to develop initiatives to help redevelop the core and...
Special Meeting; Next Steps in Downtown/Waterfront
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 05:15 AM
Just what could the heart of Orillia look like in the next 20 years? That is a question that will be top of mind at a special meeting at 5 pm on Tuesday, July 17th, the next key date in Council's long-term vision for the downtown and waterfront.
Urban Strategies Inc., the consulting firm helping shape the Downtown Tomorrow project, will recommend a total of 33 strategic initiatives that the City may consider pursuing over the next two decades. The initiatives are based on input from residents...
Georgian, Lakehead Unite
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2012 05:45 AM
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It's the county that binds them, yet it's the rest of Canada they're reaching out to.
A new partnership between Georgian College and Lakehead University in Orillia was announced in the Georgian College Barrie campus library Thursday.
“We're geographically bound. It's a natural partnership,” Lakehead president Brian Stevenson said to the assembled crowd.
He credits Oro-Medonte Township Mayor Harry Hughes for their new union.
“We're bound by the township in between the two of us.”