Orillia Real Estate
Orillia is a city located in Simcoe County in Souther, (South Central), Ontario, Canada between Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe; 135 kilometres north of Toronto. Known as the "Sunshine City", the city's large waterfront attracts many tourists to the area every year, as do a good number of annual festivals and other cultural attractions. While the area's largest employer is Casino Rama, overall economic activity in Orillia is a mixture of many different industries including manufacturing, government services, customer service and tourism.
Many tourists and boaters are attracted to the city each year because of its waterfront park Couchiching Beach Park/Centennial Park/Port of Orillia and its position as a gateway to Lake Country, cottage country in Muskoka, Algonquin Provincial Park and other natural attractions. The city's waterfront has an extensive lakeshore boardwalk, a large park with two beaches, several playgrounds, an outdoor theatre, a touring ferry, and a children's' train.
The city of Orillia also is home to a large number of retirement homes (currently 9, with 4 more under construction). As such, it is often characterized as a "retirement community", although less than 18% of the city's population is actually over 65.
Orillia also hosts the largest Canada Day event in Central Ontario at Couchiching Beach Park. The day begins with the traditional pancake breakfast served by the Mayor and Council and ends with a large fireworks display.