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Orillia Ontario ~ Canada ~ Orilia Opera House ~ Heritage Building ~ AKA ~ Orillia City Hall

Orillia Ontario ~ Canada  ~  Orilia Opera House ~ Heritage Building ~  AKA ~  Orillia City Hall

The Richardsonian Romanesque building was built in 1895, replacing the first permanent town hall built in 1874, to house Orillia City Council and the local jail.

The original structure was designed by Toronto architecture firm Gordon & Helliwell and completed in 1895.

1958 to present[edit] A new front entrance was completed in 1958. Orillia City Council vacated in 1997 and Orillia Opera became the sole tenant in the building.

Interior[edit] The building’s interior consisted for a Council chambers, a 905-seat auditorium, city hall offices, library, market stalls and jail

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