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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Learn More About Orillia's Downtown Waterfront Parkland Design Study

Orillia | by Matt Sitler  

The parkland design study will determine the future of existing elements such as the boat launch, public parking, the skate park, the park's greenhouse, and the Terry Fox Circle.

The public is invited to learn more about Orillia's Downtown Waterfront Parkland Design Study at an open house being held at the Orillia Public Library today. 

Orillia’s waterfront is known as the jewel of the Trent-Severn Waterway.

The beauty of the Couchiching waterfront is central to the City’s reputation for offering a high quality of life, as well as being a spectacular place to visit.

The downtown waterfront area will be undergoing significant improvements over the coming years, including the realignment of Centennial Drive, extension of Coldwater Road to Centennial Drive, and the waterfront redevelopment project at 70 Front St. N. New developments in the area will increase demands on Orillia’s downtown waterfront parks (Couchiching Beach, Centennial and Veterans’) during both the winter and summer months.

The development of a long-term vision for the downtown waterfront area will illustrate all recently completed and proposed improvement projects.

The parkland design study will determine the future of existing elements such as the boat launch, public parking, the skate park, the park's greenhouse, and the Terry Fox Circle; and will consider the introduction of new features such as splash play and a refrigerated skate trail.

What: Downtown Waterfront Parkland Design Study Open House Drop-in to view informational displays and discuss the study with project team.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 5:30 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Orillia Public Library Meeting Room, First Floor There is no formal presentation during the open house. The public is encouraged to drop-in any time between 5:30 and 8 p.m. on Jan. 21 to view the informational displays and discuss with project staff. A survey to garner feedback will be available at the open house. 

The informational displays featured at the open house, along with the survey, will be posted on the project page, orillia.ca/downtownparkland, on Friday, Jan. 24.

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