The first phase of the Smart City pilot project between the City of Orillia and Bell has been unveiled.
A digital, touch-screen kiosk at the Port of Orillia, which Mayor Steve Clarke says will promote local events and community businesses to visitors, while also providing new ways of sharing information with residents.
The kiosk also acts as an access point for free Wi-Fi in the vicinity.
The SMART kiosk is the first of its kind in Ontario and only the second in Canada.
Over the next month, a second kiosk will be located just outside the Orillia Opera House-and the free Wi-Fi network will be expanded to cover the Downtown Business Improvement Area and the waterfront, from the Port to the Rotary Aqua Theatre.
The partnership is a one-year pilot project and any future commitments will be subject to future Council approval.