Downtown Orillia is located just an hour from the Greater Toronto Area, off of Hwy 11.
Nestled near Lake Couchiching and positioned at the gateway to cottage country, Downtown Orillia is thriving shopping area rich in culture featuring special events and festivals all year long.

See You On The Patio

Shop • Dine • Connect

Every Friday and Saturday night in Downtown Orillia, the main streets will be closed to allow for restaurants to expand their patios out on to the street, and downtown stores will be open late. The streets will be closed to traffic starting at 4pm Friday, and 5:30pm Saturday as the restaurants set up their tables. The streets will reopen at 11pm after customers have finished dining.

Above is a general area map of the participating restaurants, so be sure to check them out!

The following areas will be closed to traffic:

  • Mississaga Street East from Front Street to West Street
  • Peter Street South (Arts District) between Mississaga Street East and Colborne Street East; and
  • Mississaga Street West from West Street to Andrew Street.

We hope to see you downtown dining on the patios, and shopping at our many stores! Check our Facebook page to see updates on the stores staying open late here!

For information on the Art Walk happening every other Friday (July 24, August 7, 21) on Peter St S, visit their Facebook page here! Peter Street Art Shops will remain open every week, regardless of whether or not there is an Art Walk!

Read the See You On The Patio program update from the City of Orillia here.

Upcoming Events


Orillia Jazz Festival

October 15th - 18th, 2020 in Downtown Orillia

Children’s Candlelight Parade

November 13th, 2020 in Downtown Orillia

Santa Claus Parade

November 15th, 2020 in Downtown Orillia

Black Friday

November 27th, 2020 in Downtown Orillia

Horse & Wagon Rides

December 5th, 12th, 19th, 2020 in Downtown Orillia

Over 150 unique shops, 30+ delectable restaurants + an array of services to cater to your every request.

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