New OWLS bus rolls out in Orillia

New mini bus will "improve the quality of transportation and level of service"

Orillia’s new OWLS bus has hit the streets.

Short for Orillia Wheelchair Limousine Service, it features a low floor mini bus that provides specialized service to those with accessibility needs.

“Council is committed to improving the Orillia transit system and has invested significantly in it over the past few years. A new, more reliable OWLS bus was a very important piece of that puzzle and we are thrilled to now have it available for service. This new mini bus will improve the quality of transportation and level of service the City is able to provide residents who are unable to take conventional transit.”
– Mayor Steve Clarke

The OWLS bus can accommodate three wheelchairs and seating for four passengers. Although smaller than the OWLS bus it is replacing, the new mini bus enables improved service by being able to navigate locations that were previously off-limits due to its predecessor’s large size.

The bus operates seven days a week with the following hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 6:30 am to 10:30 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am to 8:00 pm
  • Sunday: 9 am to 4:30 pm

OWLS transportation must be pre-booked 24 hours in advance by calling 705-327-0411. For more information visit