Planning & Analysis

Downtown Tomorrow: Linking Orillia’s Core to the Water

Orillia, Ontario
Urban Strategies Inc.

PLANNING AND ANALYSIS – Regional Merit Award
Downtown Tomorrow: Linking Orillia’s Core to the Water is a strategic master plan that sets out a compelling vision and identifies priority initiatives guiding improvements to the historic community. Central to the plan is an interconnected network of parks, streetscapes and other linear connections that will link downtown to the city-wide open space system and establish a framework for brownfield redevelopment. The recommended public realm projects include a new public square and pier at the foot of the historic main street, which will be extended with mixed-use development.

The plan was prepared by Urban Strategies Inc. in collaboration with City staff and sub-consultants McSweeney & Associates and StudioLab.