About Orillia Orillia retains much of its original charm made famous through the works of Stephen Leacock. Nestled between the shores of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, the city’s downtown is the heart of the community. This thriving cultural district features art galleries, pubs, restaurants, museums and the famous Orillia Opera House. Heritage buildings and old world churches set the background for numerous festivals that liven the streets with colour, music and energy.
While Orillia is being careful to preserve its natural old world charm, modern development enhances the city’s natural appeal. Local amenities include both a college and university campus, large shopping outlets, many recreational facilities, and Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, a world class health facility. Local beaches, parks and trails further enhances the area offering the opportunity to enjoy great outdoor living all within city limits.