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The Orillia District Chamber of Commerce

is a voluntary, non-profit association consisting of over 600 members. From this membership a board of fourteen directors is elected, who meet on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

The City of Orillia & Townships of Ramara, Severn, and Oro-Medonte have the opportunity to be represented by appointees to the Board. To further strengthen communication links with other community groups there are appointees on the Board representing Georgian College, Lakehead University, Casino Rama, Doctor Recruitment and Retention, Community Development Corporation, Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, Manufacturers' Association, Construction Association and the Downtown Orillia Management Board.

The mandate of the Chamber of Commerce is to provide both tangible and intangible benefits to our members in particular, and our community as a whole.

Chamber of Commerce Special Events:


Orillia Santa Claus Parade: Winter Wonderland! Sunday, November 20
1:00 pm, Downtown Orillia (Route on Festivals & Events Page)


37th Annual Orillia Perch Festival Saturday, April 22 - Saturday, May 13

Spring Boat, Cottage & Outdoor Show Friday, June 09 - Sunday, June 11

Christmas in June Saturday, June 24

Orillia Waterfront Festival Friday, August 11 - Sunday, August 13

Orillia Santa Claus Parade: "Eh" Canadian Heritage Christmas! Sunday, November 19

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Chamber News:

6th Annual Orillia & Lake Country Business Expo


The 6th Annual Orillia & Lake Country Business Expo is Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn and Conference Centre from 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Admission is free. 

2016 Santa Claus Parade Information


The 2016 Orillia District Chamber of Commerce Santa Claus Parade is November 20th.

Band Sponsorship Benefits

Band Sponsorship Contract

Parade Rules

Participation Application


September Newsletter


The September edition of Chamber Connections is now available.

2016 Business Achievement Awards


Do you know a local business that deserves recognition for accomplishments in 2016?

The 2016 Business Achievement Awards will be presented on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

The rules for nominating are simple:

  • Fill out the nomination form and fax (705-327-7841) or email ( it to the Chamber before November 23, 2016.
  • You may nominate yourself and are encouraged to do so - Toot your own horn!
  • Nominees are not necessarily members of the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce (but are encouraged to be).
  • You may nominate more than one business in more than one category (Please use separate forms for each nomination).

Port of Orillia Closing for the Season


The Port of Orillia will be


Monday, September 5, 2016

for the building reconstruction.

  Thank you to all of our customers.

Power and water will be shut down on the docks Tuesday, September 6, 2016 by 9:00 A.M.

All boats must be removed from the docks by Monday, September 5, 2016. 


We look forward to seeing you for the 2017 season in the new building.

Have Questions About The Chamber Group Insurance Program?


Here is a great place to start getting answers!

Still have questions? Contact Alta Vista Planning Partners at 705-327-0313.

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  • Couchiching Conservancy
  • HGR Graham Partners LLP
  • BDO Canada LLP
  • Mark Goode Mortgage Man-Dominion Lending Centres
  • Orillia's Floor Fashion Centre
  • BMO Nesbitt Burns
  • Highwayman Inn
  • Meineke Car Care
  • Comfort Inn Orillia
  • TK Pest Control
  • Rodeway Inn
  • Orillia Precast Concrete
  • Georgian College
  • Home Hardware
  • Orillia Hyundai
  • Mundell Funeral Home
  • Orillia & District Construction Association
  • Orillia Trim and Door
  • Couchiching Conservancy
  • The Villager
  • Econo Lodge
  • RDR Marine
  • True North Wealth Management
  • Orillia Motor Sports
  • Turf King Orillia
  • Ultimate Bath Systems
  • Orillia Power Corporation
  • Crawford, McLean & Anderson LLP
  • Comfort Inn Orillia
  • Morton Metals
  • Cockburn Refrigeration
  • Sunshine 89 (Bayshore Broadcasting)
  • City of Orillia Economic Development Office
  • Days Inn Orillia
  • Raney Building Supply
  • B & B Climate Care
  • Meridian Credit Union
  • Century 21
  • Industrial Park Collision
  • Rockwater Wealth Management
  • Ron Johnston Insurance
  • North Central Wildlife and Pest Control
  • Orillia Business Women's Association
  • Assante Wealth Management
  • Lake Country Office Solutions Inc.
  • Pixels 'N' Print
  • McLean and Dickey
  • Central Ontario Analytical Laboratory
  • Meridian Credit Union
  • Downtown Orillia
  • Sunshine Carpet and Flooring
  • Northern Business Equipment
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