Have Your Say On Orillia Hospital Location

City Wants to Know How Moving OSMH Would Affect Residents' Bottom Line

Orillia City Hall wants to know what you think about a hospital outside the downtown core, and how that will impact your wallet.

Residents, businesses, and even hospital staff are being encouraged to fill out a survey in an effort to determine the economic impact of moving the hospital to outside the downtown.

“A new hospital located in Orillia is essential for the future health and wellbeing of all Orillia and area residents,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. “Where the hospital is located is important for the convenience of our residents and the economy of our City. The economic impact study will be critical to the hospital’s decision about where in the City a new hospital will be located. Our citizens need to consider whether they want their future hospital in the downtown area or outside the core.”

Information collected through the survey, along with analysis of direct and indirect hospital spending will be used to develop the economic impact study, expected to be completed by the end of the year.

The survey is available at orillia.ca/haveyoursay. To request a hard copy version, please contact the City of Orillia Economic Development Office at 705-325-4900.