Calling all BIA business and property owners! Creative Nomad Studios is hosting a membership social on May 17th from 5pm – 6:30pm. Get to know your fellow BIA members and enjoy $4 drinks!
Shop & Chat – Blossom Plants & Goods
Exclusive private shopping at Blossom Plants & Goods, networking with fellow small business owners, and refreshments on Thursday May 25th at 6:30pm.
Downtown Tomorrow Plan Design Charrette – City of Orillia
Take part in shaping the future of Downtown Orillia!
The City of Orillia is updating the Downtown Tomorrow Plan and hosting a “charrette” on May 9th and 10th to gather public input. The Downtown Charrette will provide an opportunity to share and discuss ideas for enhancing Downtown over the next 10-20 years. For those who cannot attend a workshop, a survey will be available later in May.
Schedule of Design Charrette Events:
Kick-Off Presentation and Open House, May 9th (Day 1)
May 9th, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Orillia Opera House – Green Room – 20 Mississaga Street West
Join us to reflect on how Downtown has changed over the past decade. Be inspired by the recent successes of other communities. Share your ideas for making Downtown a more attractive place to live and visit. Refreshments will be provided.
6:30 – 7:00 Sign-in, meet the project team, and share comments on boards
7:00 – 7:30 Presentation: Rama First Nation History
7:30 – 8:00 Presentation: Downtown – Looking Back, Looking Forward
8:00 – 9:00 Chat with members of the project team, share comments
Roundtable Workshops, May 10th (Day 2)
May 10th, 9:00am – 4:30pm
Creative Nomad Studio – Second Floor – 23 Mississaga Street West
Roll up your sleeves in a series of thematic workshops where we will collaboratively explore issues, opportunities, and ideas for Downtown. Help the project team identify short-term actions and longer-term initiatives.
9:00 – 9:30 – Sign in, grab a beverage, and meet other participants
9:30 – 10:00 – Presentation: Exploring Downtown’s Potential
10:00 – 12:30 – Morning Workshops (Participants pick two workshops among four topics)
12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch
1:30 – 4:00 – Afternoon Workshops (Participants pick two workshops among four topics)
4:00 – 4:30 – Wrap-up: Help select the top ideas from the workshop outcomes
A series of facilitated roundtable workshops will be held to explore a range of potential initiatives under the following topics:
- Living Downtown – How can we get more housing built Downtown and make it a great place to live? What height and scale of housing is desirable?
- Visiting Downtown – What types of businesses, amenities, and public realm improvements are needed to attract more people Downtown in all seasons? How can the hospital district be repurposed in the long-term?
- Playing Downtown – How should the network of parks and other open spaces Downtown be enhanced to support recreation, events, and a healthy environment?
- Creating Downtown – How can the arts and culture scene Downtown be reinforced? What would help to attract more creative businesses?
The ideas that emerge from the Downtown Charrette will shape the update to the Downtown Tomorrow Plan.
Everyone is invited to participate in the charrette, either one or both days. However, space is limited so registration is required.
Click Here to Register for the Design Charrette.
For more event details, click HERE.
CDC Workshop – Practical and Actionable Hiring Strategies for your Business
Join the Orillia CDC on Wednesday, March 22 for an interactive training session will provide practical and actionable interviewing and hiring strategies for local businesses.
Hiring the right staff is both a challenge and an opportunity. Some of the topics we will cover include how to create a job posting and how to interview.
Downtown Orillia 2021 Annual General Meeting
Annual General Membership Meeting
Downtown Orillia B.I.A.
Hybrid In-Person/Electronic Meeting
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
Call to Order 6:30pm
Please join us for the 2021 Annual General Membership Meeting. This year’s AGM will operate in a hybrid form with 35 spaces available in person at Creative Nomad Studios in the second floor event space, and unlimited Zoom Meeting spaces. Please use the links below to indicate how you will be attending.
Oct 19 2021 Downtown Orillia BIA AGM Agenda Pkg
In Person Ticket:
** Vaccination Requirement **
As of September 22, 2021, Participants will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID, as per the Government of Ontario regulations.
Individuals who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical exemptions will be permitted entry with a doctor’s note until recognized medical exemptions can be integrated as part of a digital vaccine certificate. Children who are 11 years of age and younger and unable to be vaccinated will also be exempted from these requirements.
Individuals can provide proof of immunization by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900