The following is a running list of businesses and organizations still open to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like your notice added to this list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, please refer to the Government of Ontario COVID-19 page for information.
Little Caesars Pizza is open for contactless pickup or delivery.
Viet & Thai on Front Street is still open for takeout and Skip the Dishes orders.
The Bike Stop of Orillia & Sports is Open. Exercise is extremely important! Please practice distancing and avoid bringing extra family and friends inside at this time.
Arbys drive-thru is open and will allow walk-ups for truckers who can’t get their big trucks through the drive-thru lane.
Orillia's Home Hardware remains open for regular business hours.
Swiss Chalet is open for pickup, takeout and delivery through Swiss app and calling the store at 705-327-6667, ext. 1.
Call A Beer is open for business. Alchohol, cigarettes, take-out and prescription deliveries. Hours are 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. in line with the Beer Store hours.
Pizzaville is open for pickup and delivery.
The Sharing Place Food Centre closed Friday, March 20 and is transitioning to a food delivery model.
Oscar's Variety at 33 Mississaga St. E. in Orillia will remain open during this trying time. Our hours are Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to midnight, Saturday 8 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Happy at Home Support Services Inc. in Orillia is open with essential nursing services. More information will be on their website www.happyathome.ca and Facebook as it becomes available.
Effective March 19, Helping Hands' main office is closed to the public. We are continuing to provide service to our clients. Payments can be made through Visa, MasterCard or Visa Debit. Arrangements for frozen meal pick up can be made by calling 705-325-7861.
LCBO stores remain open, although hours are being reduced to 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily starting Thursday, March 19.
Shoppers Drug Mart has announced the first hour (9 a.m. to 10 a.m.) of operation will be designated for seniors and those living with disabilities. The store will also offer the 20 per cent senior's discount at this time. Zehrs will also dedicate the first hour of operation, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., to seniors.
All grocery stores and pharmacies remain open, and are encouraging shoppers to practise social distancing.
Most banks and financial institutions remain open.
Cafes and restaurants have been ordered closed to dine-in customers by the province of Ontario, but may remain open for takeout and delivery.
The following eateries are offering take-out and/or delivery options:
- 5 Rivers open for take-out and delivery
- Apple Annie's Cafe and Shop
- Hills Restaurant (take-out only, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., seven days a week)
- The Cheesy Pickup
- The Common Stove
- Rustica Pizza Vino
- Mr. Sub (425 West St. N.)
- Freshii - open regular hours. Take-out and delivery on Skip the Dishes
- Friend's Diner - Take-out only; Specials on Facebook/Instagram
- Harvey's - Take-out and delivery on Skip the Dishes
- Osmow's - Take-out and delivery on Skip the Dishes
- Pizza Pizza - Take-out, delivery and Skip the Dishes
- Quesada -Take-out and delivery on Skip the Dishes
- Thai Plate - Take-out and delivery
Orillia Music Centre will be switching music lessons to online lessons starting March 23.
Ellwood Epps has moved to phone sales only on Sunday, March 15. This decision aims to encourage social distancing practices and keep employees and clientele safe. In the interest of public safety, customers will not be allowed into the store until further notice. Online and phone orders can be picked up at the doorstep.
The Orillia Naturalists’ Club has cancelled their April 1 meeting. However, the club is continuing its outings. Bird migration is going on, the birds and frogs are starting to call. An outdoor activity may be the best therapy for those who are being socially isolated, noted a club organizer.