Local Spotlight: How Pauline Barratt Aquatics is improving the mental and physical health of Orillia’s residents.
Housed in a charming heritage building in the downtown Orillia, this local aquatic centre has become a resource for so much more than swimming lessons by introducing the Brain Fitness program.
Big cities have their downsides, especially when you consider all the traffic, crowds, and long lines. Small city life can be just as, if not more, rewarding and entertaining than the “big city”. Small towns have character, and an opportunity to get to know your neighbors. Here are a few reasons why small city living beats big city life every time.
Orillia is known for their slow-paced yet active lifestyle. A small and inviting town nestled just off of Lake Simcoe demands the best coffee and pastries. Whether you’re exploring the city, or have lived in Orillia for years and looking to try something different, we’ve put together a list of three favorite coffee shops in downtown Orillia.
With summer quickly approaching, new and exciting events are taking place just minutes from Orillia’s downtown core. Make sure to check out some of Orillia’s most highly-anticipated shows and festivals this May. From musicals to cosplay, there is something happening for everyone.
Orillia is one of southern Ontario’s most charming cities. With its proximity to cottage country and almost 30 kilometres worth of trails within the city itself, it’s no question why those who favour an active lifestyle choose to call this place home.
Finding a balance between cottage and city life can be difficult. Where can you find a place that is as quiet as cottage-country but still has enough modern amenities to enjoy the luxuries of city life? Enter Orillia: and you’ll find the perfect blend of both.
Every Ontario city has its charm and treasures. Besides the people and location, Orillia is full of places that only the locals know about. Making a list of all of them would take as long as it does to wait in line for a burger from Webers on a sunny day. Too long! So, here are five hidden gems that’ll make you want to pack up and move to Orillia.
There’s more to Southern Ontario than Toronto. While many still attempt to make their way in the bustling capital city, there’s a large percentage of people who are looking for something else. They’re searching for somewhere quiet but with a vibrant pulse. They want a city that has all the modern amenities of a large population centre but without the overflowing population. Orillia offers a place for young people to lay down roots. It’s a place where retirees and empty- nesters can enjoy some much-deserved peace. It’s definitely the place for you.