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Posted Tuesday, 02 June, 2020


'The health freaks will love it and people who have been to Italy and loved it are going to be excited to have it here,' said store owner Carmine De Santo
Posted Thursday, 28 May, 2020

Stay Safe Shop Local - Mayor Clarke

The City of Orillia’s Economic Recovery Task Force (ERTF) is pumping up the volume on ‘Shop Local’ messaging to encourage residents to support businesses in the region during and post COVID-19.
“Small business is the lifeblood of our local economy. We know that many of those businesses are hurting right now because of COVID-19,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “Local businesses support and serve your families every day, through...

Posted Wednesday, 27 May, 2020

COVID-19 UpdateThe City of Orillia will continue to waive transit and parking fees until July 5, 2020 as a means of assisting the community and local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In March, Orillia Council established a Community Assistance Package to help residents and businesses during the pandemic. As we continue to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, the Emergency Management Committee is further extending free transit and municipal parking until July 5, 2020, in an effort...


Posted Monday, 25 May, 2020

2020-05-22-mariposa-market-reopensProvince gave some businesses green light to reopen Tuesday; 'It’s going to take quite a while for everybody to feel comfortable again,' artist says

Local businesses are starting to welcome customers back inside after almost two months.

The province ordered all non-essential businesses to close March 23, but it gave some of them the go-ahead to reopen Tuesday.

“People are ecstatic to get some home baking and get back...

Posted Thursday, 14 May, 2020

Orillia Online - Studio11

Program supports Orillia businesses adapt to provide online sales and services

The City of Orillia’s Economic Recovery Task Force (ERTF) is helping Orillia businesses go digital through a new Orillia Online program.

The ERTF heard clearly that local businesses need to pivot to an online sales model during the COVID-19 pandemic and are looking for help...

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