Public Meeting of the Orillia Police Services Board – City of Orillia

The following information has been published by the City to be passed along to the public.  Kindly review the information below regarding an upcoming Public Meeting with the OPP.

OPP Orillia Detachment 2023-2025 Action Plan The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)

Orillia Detachment is developing a new three-year action plan. The activities, programs and services outlined within the 2023-2025 Action Plan will address local community safety issues and will align with the OPP’s Strategic Plan.

A Public Meeting of the Orillia Police Services Board will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber at Orillia City Centre (50 Andrew St. S.).

Anyone may attend the public meeting and make a verbal statement, and/or submit comments in writing regarding community satisfaction with police services, property crime, youth crime, calls for services, traffic safety, and resource planning. Written comments for inclusion on the agenda may be submitted by noon on Thursday, June 8, 2023 through the following methods:

Mail: Orillia Police Services Board, 50 Andrew St. S., Suite 300, Orillia, Ont. L3V 7T5 Fax: 705-325-5178


For more information, please contact Ashley Stafford, Executive Assistant to the Orillia Police Services Board, at 705-558-9550 or email

Membership Social – Creative Nomad Studios

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!

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.

Register HERE

Downtown Orillia 2021 Annual General Meeting

Annual General Membership Meeting

of the
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