Tourism Town Hall - June 21, 2012
Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 06:45 AM
The Orillia Hotel Association
In co-operation with
Orillia and Area Tourism Partners
Invites You To A
Tourism Town Hall
Thursday, June 21 - 9 a.m to Noon
Best Western Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, Hermitage Room, 400 Memorial Avenue, Orillia, ON L3V 6J3
Join us for an open dialogue and discussion around the needs and expectations of the tourism industry in the areas of marketing the region and delivery of visitor services. This session will be facilitated by Brain Trust Marketing and...
Unison Staff Numbers Up 30%
Posted on Monday, May 07, 2012 11:45 AM
Larry Dening, the general manager at Unison Engine Components, says he and his staff are driven by the motto shown on the wall in their Progress Drive offices. The company has expanded its staff by 30 per cent over the past year and expects continued growth in the coming years.
The Orillia community has produced a first-rate workforce for Unison Engine Components.
Rising fuel prices mean gas pains for many, but it has translated into big gains for Unison Engine Components – Orillia.
Imagine a Different Orillia...
Posted on Monday, May 07, 2012 07:00 AM
Packet & Times Imagine an Orillia where public access to the Lake Couchiching waterfront stretches all the way to Tudhope Park.
As one of Ontario's largest promenades, it's a busy scene with boutiques, restaurants and a variety of housing — all in keeping with Orillia’s heritage charm.
It's somewhere to "be proud of," says Orillia resident Lenore Weaver.
"Sometimes we're ashamed of the condition of our city," Weaver said Friday, pointing out scrapyards and derelict buildings dotting the waterfront.
'Wonderful Ideas' About Downtown Floated
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2012 06:15 AM
Packet & Times
Landscape architect Jeffrey Staates, of Phillips, Farevaag, Smallenberg, plots ideas on a map of Orillia in one of six workshops that took place Wednesday at Branch 34 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The workshops are part of the city's design charrette public consultation process. The public input will help develop a downtown/waterfront revitalization plan. Orillians have "a lot of ideas" to revitalize downtown and the waterfront, says George Dark, a partner with Urban Strategies.
Downtown Visioning Unfolds
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...