|◘ Main Street Shops||◘ Westridge Shopping District||◘ Orillia Square Mall|
|A & W Burgers|
|Payless Shoes, Marks Work Wearhouse|
Since the very early days when Walmart was almost the lone occupant on this large chunk of land, a number of other large stores have taken up residence in adjacent areas: the Food Basics Grocery Store, and Future Shop, each with their own little strip-mall attached.
Beside Food Basics is Carters & OshKosh (the former "Bonnie Togs" store), an Italian eatery
Over the years since the start of this shopping area, the Westridge merchants have changed, expanded, and a few have come and gone (notably the Big Lots store which left shortly after it opened). Like the downtown area, keeping up with the changing store-scape can be a challenge so most often, quick updates can be found on our G+ page.
|Future Shop & Reitman's|
Carter's/OshKosh caters to kids, from newborn sizes up to about size 12, and carries good quality brands like OshKosh and Carter's (remember those Dr. Carter's pj's with the feet?) for very affordable prices (watch for their sales!). I don't have as much occasion to shop there since my grandchildren are all teens now, but that's where I head when I need a baby gift, or gift for a younger niece or nephew.
The original Walmart location stood empty for a couple of years after Walmart moved to a larger
property across the highway (see the map below). Eventually, the original building was sub-divided and Sears moved from their strip-plaza location in the south end of town up to this new, larger, brighter building. The middle shop was used by Big Lots, until they left, but on the opposite side of that empty space is a large Value Village, which gets a lot of daily traffic.
Walmart acquired land "across the highway" and built a larger store on the northern side of road - a Walmart Supercenter with grocery section. On the same piece of property a new larger dollar shop and a Winners store opened up so the march of commercialism seems to moving slowly into our countryside. Next to the dollar shop, you'll find a Sleep Country (if you happen to need a new mattress), and across the parking lot from that, a very large Staples. Directly across the parking lot from Walmart is a Michael's Crafts.
Westridge Printable Shopping Map (Click here to download full size, updated January 2015)
Above is a map of the Westridge area showing the locations and names of shops, and the Walmart. If you are a visitor to Orillia, you might want to save this and print it out before you visit so you can plan your shopping trip. (download printable size above)
For an online map showing the roads and surrounding areas and for directions, see the map below.