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Orillia’s Services

Ontario’s all-natural playground, Orillia is a place with small town charm that celebrates its heritage, while looking towards its future. Currently there are approximately 31,000 residents.

In a national survey by the Real Estate Investment Network, Orillia has been ranked among the top 10 communities in Ontario and Canada in which to buy commercial and income property. The community is just over an hour’s drive from the GTA. Following is a list of some of the services offered in Orillia and where to find additional information.

FAQ ABOUT ORILLIA AND SERVICES    |    ORILLIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Academic Institutions

  • LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY (TWO CAMPUSES)
  • GEORGIAN COLLEGE
  • OPP TRAINING ACADEMY

Projects

  • LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY (TWO CAMPUSES)
  • GEORGIAN COLLEGE
  • OPP TRAINING ACADEMY

Cultural Opportunities

  • ORILLIA MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORY
    Home to over 10,000 donated artifacts,
    illustrating the heritage city of Orillia and the
    surrounding area including archival documents,
    photographs and art by Samuel Benfield Steele,
    Arthur Shilling and Franklin Carmichael.

  • ORILLIA OPERA HOUSE
    Features dance, music and theatre events for
    adults and kids.

  • LEACOCK MUSEUM
    Steven Leacock’s summer home showing
    manuscripts, memorabilia and photos from his
    life.

Festivals & Events

  • WINTER CARNIVAL – February
  • GREAT EASTER EGG HUNT – April
  • PERCH FESTIVAL – May
  • ARTS FOR PEACE – June
  • MOVIES IN THE PARK – June – August
  • CANADA DAY – ORILLIA’S LARGEST
    FREE FESTIVAL
  • MARIPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL – July
  • SCOTTISH FESTIVAL – July
  • BEATLES CELEBRATION AND
    STREET FESTIVAL
    BLUES AND JAZZ FESTIVALS – June – August
  • CLASSIC CAR SHOW – August
  • STARRY NIGHT ART WALK – August
  • WASHAGO MUSIC FESTIVAL – August
  • ORILLIA JAZZ FESTIVAL – October
  • SANTA CLAUS PARADE – November

Healthcare

  • PHYSICIANS IN ORILLIA
    ontariodoctordirectory.ca

  • ORILLIA SOLDIERS’ MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
    Considered one of the best regional hospitals in the province. Recently grew by 50% following
    an $83-million expansion and redevelopment; Orillia also offers an array of specialized healthcare
    services, social services, and long-term care facilities.

Petcare

OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION

  • SWIMMING
  • BOATING
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • CAMPING
  • CYCLING
  • SNOWSHOEING
  • ICE FISHING
  • SNOWMOBILING
  • SKIING

Golf

  • ORILLIA GOLF COURSE
  • COUCHICHING GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
  • HAWK RIDGE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
  • HORSESHOE GOLF COURSE
  • LAKE ST GEORGE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
  • SHANTY BAY GOLF CLUB
  • BONAIRE GOLF

Natural Attractions & Recreation

  • CASINO RAMA
  • TRENT-SEVERN WATERWAY
    386-km system of lakes and rivers stretching
    from Georgian Bay to Lake Ontario

  • WATERFRONT PARKS, PUBLIC BEACHES
  • LAKE SIMCOE AND LAKE COUCHICHING

Area Ski Resorts

  • HORSESHOE VALLEY RESORT
  • MOUNT ST. LOUIS/ MOONSTONE
  • PINE RIDGE SKI CLUB
  • SNOW VALLEY SKI RESORT

Shopping

  • DOWNTOWN ORILLIA
    Home to more that 150 shops, restaurants,
    salons and other services – less than 15 minutes
  • ORILLIA SQUARE MALL
    Located off Hwy 11 – features more than 50
    stores – less than 10 minutes
  • WEST RIDGE
    Home to Lakehead University and West Orillia
    Sports Complex as well as big box stores, shops
    restaurants and a movie theatre – 15 minutes
  • LCBO
    5 minutes away at 293 Coldwater Road W.