Friday 28 July 2023

WMSC Event: Fall Excursion to Orillia, Ontario, October 14-15, 2023

Dates: October 14-15, 2023

Orillia Opera House

Enjoy a fall weekend in Orillia. It is the birthplace of Group of Seven artist Franklin Carmichael and singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. It was the place where humorist Stephen Leacock chose to build his summer home. From his boyhood days through to his adult years, it was a town beloved by pianist Glenn Gould for its quiet charm.

We will visit the OMAH (Orillia Museum of Art and History) and tour the Arts & Crafts-designed Stephen Leacock House and its grounds on the shores of Lake Couchiching. We will lunch and shop at a local favourite, the Mariposa Market.

Dinner will be reserved for us at Theo's Eatery, a restaurant highly recommended by local residents. On Sunday a local heritage guide will join us on our bus to show us architectural and historical highlights of the town (the Opera House, Tudhope Building, McNab House, Orillia Central School, amongst others) and we will visit a potter's studio in Oro Station on the way home.


* private coach Toronto to Orillia
* admission to OMAH
* tour of Leacock House and Museum
* Saturday dinner at Theo's Eatery
* Sunday lunch/tea
* city tour with a local historical expert
* visit to Brierley Pottery studio
* one night's accommodation and breakfast at the Comfort Inn, Orillia


Departure at 9 a.m.
Saturday, October 14
from the Toronto Reference Library,
789 Yonge Street

Return to the Toronto Reference
Library, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 15


Shared room rate $395 p.p.,
Single rate $445
$50 per person deposit is due by
Monday, August 28, 2023.
The deposit is not refundable after
August 28. The remainder will be
due by Monday, October 2, 2023
Please register at:

Please pay the deposit through PayPal below:


The trip is for members.
Non-members are welcome to join the trip by becoming a WMSC member. New memberships will be extended to the end of 2024 as an added bonus.

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