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Orillia - a city that provides all the services a city-goer wants, with a small-town, "welcome home" lifestyle. An awesome city with the little town feel. Orillia is host to many weekend events. During the summer months almost every weekend has a popular event or show held at any one of the local waterfront parks, the Orillia Opera House or right in the middle of her downtown streets.

Winter months provide outdoor fun in several forms - snowmobiling, snowshoeing, skating, skiing, snow boarding, tobogganing, and cross-country skiing. Orillia's central location gives easy access to several nearby ski resorts. February usually hosts a in the local Polar Bear Dip, a Winter Carnival.
Winter is on it's way! To see a schedule of winter events visit the  City of Orillia Events Page,  Orillia & Lake Country events page, Orillia Chamber of Commerce Events, and the Orillia Public Library calendar.

(Be sure to visit our blog section for updates!)

We moved out of Orillia in 2019 so some of the information on this site might be considered "historical reference".  As I myself get back into town (rare) I'll update the things I found missing or new. Recently updated are the schools, churches and other places of worship, and the real estate pages.

Apart from choosing Orillia as a vacation destination, there are many good reasons to choose this as a place to live and raise your kids, or a place to buy a cottage for year round use.
See the realty page if you are looking to buy property.

A view of Mississaga Street in Orillia showing part of the new library, the library garden, and the Orillia Opera House.

Orillia's schools are part of the Simcoe Country District School system, plus has several private schools, and college and university campuses. I've recently updated the schools page to include childcare and daycare centers.

A short distance from Orillia (Barrie & Midland) are several more educational options.

Orillia's hospital has a well organized emergency department, several surgical specialties, experts in internal medicine, and, the NICU at "Soldier's" is renowned across Ontario.

Our oncology treatment centre has been given more space & updated equipment, saving long distance travel for many.
For feeding the soul, one can find a church of almost any denomination in Orillia, some small, some large but all welcoming.

A good place to live; an amazing place to visit with so much to see and do.

Showing Orillia's waterfront in early spring with ice still on the lake.

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