Why Orillia

Grow your business in one of Canada's most investor-friendly cities. 

We are a city in the midst of exciting growth. With infrastructure in place, available land and housing, a growing post-secondary sector, and affordability - doing business in Orillia makes sense.

In Orillia, you can have the best of two worlds - it's where small town charm meets progressive business opportunities. 

For the past decade, Orillia has been consistently ranked* among one of the top 10 cities to invest in Canada. 

Explore these pages to learn more about our exciting growth and how your business can thrive in Orillia. 

*Canadian Property Investor Magazine and Real Estate Investment Network

A Message from the Mayor

The City of Orillia, known as the "Sunshine City," is the perfect setting for your business. 

We are located in the heart of Ontario's Lake Country - a picturesque, four-season playground, an hour north of the Greater Toronto Area - on the shores of beautiful Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching.  

Orillia is also situated in the economic heartland of Central Ontario, for a powerful combination of lifestyle and location - a great place to live and the right place to do business.  

The City is proud to offer fully-serviced lands, with zero industrial development charges until June 2021. We have also undertaken a number of measures in recent years to reduce red tape for developers and property owners.  

Mayor Steve Clarke

Orillia features two bustling post-secondary campuses, the OPP General Headquarters, a strong manufacturing sector and a number of support organizations to assist your business from start-up to expansion.  

To top it all off, Orillia boasts an unrivaled quality of life for you and your employees.  

We are a City full of culture, arts and recreational opportunities - home to the Mariposa Folk Festival, the Orillia Opera House, the Stephen Leacock National Historic Site, a unique heritage downtown, beautiful waterfront and an ever-expanding lineup of festivals and events.  

We look forward to talking to you about making Orillia part of your business!  

Steve Clarke

Mayor, City of Orillia


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