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He came here with $10 in his pocket ... and became 'Mr. Orillia'

Why Orillia features long-time local booster, Ralph Cipolla


OrilliaMatters has partnered with Jordan Rossman to share his stories that chronicle Orillia, which "is home to some of the most amazing people and businesses, is an incredibly giving community and has some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Ontario."

Each Thursday, OrilliaMatters will publish his Why Orillia segment. 

Today, Rossman interviews Ralph Cipolla, a long-time city politician and entrepreneur.

If you have a person or business you would like to see featured in this segment, send a brief bio of the person/business/organization with contact information to