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Looking Forward To 2014 In Orillia


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It's a brand new year! I hope yours was great, as mine was. With 2014 well under way, I’m filled with excitement at what’s in store for us here in Orillia. As anyone from here will tell you, this is not a town that you merely pass through. There’s so much going on here and there’s something for everyone, regardless of your interests and passions. Here are some of the things I look forward to.



Lakehead University Expansion


If you remember, Simcoe County gave Lakehead University a million dollars in November last year. All in all, the university has received around 3.5 million dollars from the regional government. All that money will certainly go toward improving the university’s facilities, and quite possibly toward expanding the campus. For investors, this augurs well because expansion means an influx of more students, and more students means more opportunities for rentals and sales of Orillia homes within the next few years.



Lake Activities


2014 also promises to be an active one for those who love to be on the lake or alongside it. As summer approaches, there’s going to be all sorts of events and activities in and around Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching. The Spring Boat Show and Waterfront Festival are surely going to be a lot of fun, and we’ll see some more action and excitement with fishing events such as the Perch Festival in April until May. Check out all the 2014 events in Orillia.




The Cultural Scene


Local artists keep Orillia interesting, and there’s certainly no shortage of art events here throughout the year. Check out the wonderful lineup of the Orillia Opera House. Streets Alive! is one of the outdoor summer art events that attract many excellent artists and visitors. The local music scene is equally active, especially during the summer. I look forward to the Mariposa Folk Festival, which attracts many notable Canadian music performers, and to the Orillia Spring Blues Festival.


And that’s not even scratching the surface of what to expect in Orillia this year. There are also options for history lovers, outdoor adventurers and sports fans. And if you’re up to it, you can even put together your own set of activities and events for the year.

Whatever the case, I’m truly excited, and 2014 looks like it will be a good year. I can feel it!



The picture-perfect city of Orillia and the shores of Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching is a wonderful place to live or invest in. With me as your guide, you’ll have a lifelong resident and well-educated agent who will focus on you 100%. Contact me at 705-238-6001 or at and I’ll give you a tour of cottage country.


About Bill Jackson

has been a realtor® for nearly a decade in the charming city of Orillia in Ontario, where he was born and still resides. Of his two post-secondary degrees and two post-graduate certificates, his degree in Natural Science makes him a valuable resource for home buyers and investors interested in waterfront, farm and rural properties, which abound in Orillia. A real gentleman with a strong work ethic, his full focus is working full-time with clients; and he’s happiest when he has helped them find the best solution to their real estate needs and at the best price.

Published Sunday, January 5, 2014 9:09 PM by Bill Jackson

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