Investment Opportunity Areas – 2016
In 2016, two separate and independent reviews identified six tourism investment opportunity areas in Orillia and Lake Country that offer great potential. These studies complement the recent research that identifies 3 key investment priorities.
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.
22 Peter St. South, Box 2525
Orillia, ON L3V 7A3
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We are committed to this investment of approximately $150 million, which is expected to bring long-term economic value to local businesses.
– Darlene Bradley, Acting Chief Operating Officer, Hydro One
There is a lot of job creation and great opportunities for local businesses that are growing off the retirement and recreation booms that are being pushed from the mass of people in Toronto.
– Jonathan Reid, General Manager Horseshoe Resort