Invest in Ontario’s Lake Country
Orillia & Area’s Four Season Playground
Ontario’s Lake Country, comprised of the City of Orillia, the townships of Oro-Medonte, Severn, and Ramara, and the Chippewas of Rama First Nation. has outstanding tourism opportunities, ranging from access to world-class waterways, established and successful tourism operators, and close proximity to a market of over five million people in the Greater Toronto Area.
CBRE’s Tourism & Leisure Group was retained in October 2018 by Orillia Area Community Development Corp., in partnership with Ontario’s Lake Country, the Regional Tourism Organization 7, Tourism Simcoe County, and the townships of Oro-Medonte, Severn, Ramara, the City of Orillia and Rama First Nations, to identify tourism investment opportunities and assist in developing a strong business case for tourism investment in the Region.
Key Investment Opportunities
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Four Reasons to Invest In Ontario’s Lake Country
We’re just 1 – 2 hours from the Greater Toronto Area, making us an attractive get-away for recreation and adventure.
2. ACCESS to WATERWAYS & TRAILS
Visitors enjoy over 500 acres of parks, lakes and trails in Ontario’s Lake County.
3. ARTS & CULTURE
Ontario’s Lake Country is known as a vibrant centre of festivals, events and cultural celebrations.
4. FOUR SEASONS
From lakeside picnics to alpine skiing, visitors enjoy year-round experiences in our natural areas and heritage towns.VIEW INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES BROCHURE
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Ontario’s Lake Country is known as a mountain biking mecca. From the Hardwood Ski and Bike Pan-Am course to the locally maintained Simcoe County Mountain Bike Club trails to the wide network of road cycling and touring routes, there is something for every kind of cyclist.
Join investors in growing eco-adventure based operations such as Horseshoe Resort’s Slopeside adventures, Kayak-Ity-Yak guided tours, Hardwood Ski and Bike, and the several fishing outfitters across the region.
According to the International Spa Association, health and wellness resorts are expected to become a major vacation activity for traditional and corporate travelers. Explore the properties in Ontario’s Lake Country that are ideal for the development of health and wellness resorts.
Ontario’s Lake Country communities boast authentic small town arts and culture districts that provide visitors with well-rounded experiences including shopping, culinary, parks and trails, and festivals and events – opportunities abound.
Orillia’s waterfront is the envy of many communities because of its rich green space and range of amenities. Just steps away from Downtown Orillia and six blocks of shopping and dining, the waterfront features a popular boardwalk and waterfront trail which stretches along the lakefront.
The Trent–Severn Waterway is a 386 kilometre (240 mile) canal connecting Ontario’s Lake Country to Lake Ontario and Lake Huron. Its scenic, meandering route is well-known as one of the finest interconnected systems of navigation in the world, creating many possibilities for enhancing the tourism experience.