Orillia is the sunshine city in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country, just one hour north of Toronto!
People who live in Orillia experience the best of both worlds. Orillia is less than 90 minutes from the Greater Toronto Area. Even though growth and progress have been strong in recent years, the Sunshine City has worked hard to retain the small-town charm that has captivated generations.
In fact, Orillia has learned to look to the future while celebrating its past. Quality of life is unbeatable in this city surrounded by two lakes, where outdoor pursuits are available in all seasons and are enjoyed by both visitors and residents.
Residents have access to an excellent hospital as well as a range of other public services, including a new state-of-the-art recreation complex, and a brand new public library, which complement a community that also boasts a thriving, historic downtown.
Orillia is also home to Ontario’s newest university. Lakehead University operates a growing presence in Orillia with two locations: one in the historic centre of the downtown and a main campus in West Orillia.
Opportunity abounds in Orillia where major employers include the Ontario Provincial Police Headquarters, Casino Rama and Nordia.
Orillia is an enchanting place to visit, a great place to work, an ideal place to do business, and a wonderful place to live.
One of the key features of Orillia is its beautiful waterfront, perfect for walking and cycling.
Orillia’s waterfront is known as the jewel of the Trent-Severn Waterway and even that description does not truly capture the beauty of the city’s Couchiching Beach waterscape. The waterfront includes more than 21 acres of park space at Centennial Park and Couchiching Beach Park, a focal point for community festivals and special events.
With a popular boat launch, free boat trailer parking, and the 222 fully serviced slips at the Port of Orillia, the waterfront is a boaters’ paradise. The sandy beach area draws residents and visitors alike to its idyllic setting.
A stone’s throw from the downtown, the waterfront is also home to French’s Hot Dog Stand, which opened on June 3, 1920 and conjures images of a by-gone era. Located beside scenic Couchiching Beach Park, the eatery’s chairs and tables have welcomed Stephen Leacock and generations of residents and visitors.
You will find a variety of recreation, art, culture and history which makes Orillia a true favourite for young and old alike.
Connected from the waterfront the main street of Orillia features more than 10 independently owned restaurants where you can find authentic dishes, local products, great service and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Visit a variety of unique shoppes, cafes, clothing stores, gift shops the arts district and more in historic Downtown Orillia.
Come and experience everything in the Sunshine City!
Current Orillia MLS® stats indicate:
average house price of $454K
76 new listings in the last 56 days.
Average Sale Price up 32% from Jan 2019