You’ll have plenty of elbow room when visiting parts of Downtown Orillia starting Friday.
As part of the City’s See You On the Patio program, parts of Mississauga Street will be closed to vehicular traffic. This will allow restaurants in that area to expand their seating into the street.
“After spending months indoors, we’re looking forward to meeting our friends and neighbours safely in the streets again while supporting the businesses who have supported our community throughout the years,” said Coun. Ted Emond, Chair of the Economic Recovery Task Force.
The See You On The Patio street closure will occur on Fridays from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. in the following areas:
- Mississaga Street East between Front Street and Peter Street South
- Peter Street South (Arts District) between Mississaga Street East and Colborne Street East
- Mississaga Street West from West Street to Andrew Street.
Numerous restaurants plan to expand their patios into the street for a unique, open-air dining experience. Several Downtown Orillia retailers will also be extending their Friday hours to coincide with the patio expansions.