History of the ORILLIA CITIZENS BAND

History of the ORILLIA CITIZENS BAND

Written & researched by Trish Crowe-Grande, History Committee Chair and Cliff Whitfield, Guest Contributor In the late 1800s, it was common to gather at Orillia’s Civic Park (now Couchiching Beach Park) and listen to the Orillia Citizens Band, where hundreds of...
Solving the Peter Street Cemetery Mystery

Solving the Peter Street Cemetery Mystery

Who owned the Peter Street South cemetery? Your first thoughts might be that this was the St. James’ Church Cemetery, but that cemetery was about two blocks further north on the southeast corner of Peter Street and Coldwater Road. On June 19, 1873, the following...
Another Waterfront Transformation

Another Waterfront Transformation

Orillia Waterfront Transformations By David Town, Historian, Author of ‘A Waterfront for Everyone’ Orillia Museum of Art & History Guest Contributor What a transformation our waterfront is undergoing!  There’s a new road going in with better access to the...