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Summer theatre is here

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at the Orillia Opera House. Williams and McDaniel Property Management has put together an overview of Orillia’s upcoming plays in anticipation of the 2015 summer season.

This summer, the season runs from June 25th to August 29th and features four live theatre shows, including Outlaw and The Ladies Foursome, both written by Norm Foster and directed by Jesse Collins, as well as On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson and The Vaudevillians by Peter Colley.

Noble Towers (391 Barrie Road) is just 2.5 kilometres from the Orillia Opera House (20 Mississaga Street West), so you’re only a 20-minute walk from the doorstep of professional live theatre.

The first show of the season, Outlaw, runs from June 25th to July 4th, and is followed by On Golden Pond, running from July 9th-25th. The Ladies Foursome opens on July 30th and runs until August 8th, and, the last play of the season, The Vaudevillians, runs from August 13th-29th. All shows include Thursday matinees and evening shows, as well as weekend evening shows on Fridays and Saturdays.

If you’re walking to the Orillia Opera House from Noble Towers, Era 67 (64 Mississauga Street West) is a great spot to stop for a bite before or after the show. Located less than a block away from the venue, this five-star restaurant offers patrons a classy dining experience rooted in the versatile heritage of Canada, hence its name, referring to 1867 — the year of Confederation.

Whether you’re a diehard play-lover, or a first-timer for live theatre, the summer lineup at the Orillia Opera House is sure to have you coming back for more. Different ticket pricing options (flex packages, single or group) are available for purchase here.

Williams and McDaniel is excited about this year’s summer theatre, and hopes you are too. For more information about Noble Towers, you can visit their website.






Where to find outdoor dining in Orillia

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Sixteen Front

Sixteen Front offers dishes made with only the finest meats, seafood and produce to enjoy in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. The restaurant’s lounge features live music around the baby grand piano on Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and they always have an event schedule available. However, if you would prefer to sit outside, the restaurant boasts a charming and comfortable patio dining area. The patio features large shade umbrellas, miniature waterfalls and beautiful flower arrangements. Located in Orillia’s Heritage Downtown District and a two-minute walk from the Port of Orillia, this restaurant is a hotspot of locals and a favorite for visitors. Reservations can be made by phone at (705) 326-3135 or by registering online. Located at 6 Front Street North, the restaurant is a six-minute drive or 32-minute walk from the Noble Towers Apartments and a nine-minute drive from the Executive Suites.


Brewery Bay Food Co.
Experience a casual dining experience in downtown Orillia by visiting the Brewery Bay Food Co. Spend an afternoon on the restaurant’s patio that overlooks the main street or enjoy some live entertainment indoors. Orillia’s scenic waterfront parks and the Port of Orillia are two blocks away from this restaurant at 117 Mississauga Street East. The Noble Towers Apartments are a five-minute drive and 34-minute walk from the restaurant and the Executive Suites are an eight-minute drive away.



If you’re craving grilled goodies and a breath-taking view of the waterfront, Studabakers Beach Side Bar and Grill is worth a visit. With an exciting menu that includes options like garlic bread, nachos, pasta, pulled park and veggie options there is bound to be something for everyone to enjoy. There are also weekly specials at the restaurant, which will allow you to indulge without spending a fortune. Located at 211 Mississauga Street East, the restaurant is a nine-minute drive from the Executive Suites and a six-minute drive and 35-minute walk from the Noble Towers Apartments.


Take advantage of the summer sunshine by spending a relaxing afternoon or meal on one of Orillia’s breath-taking patios. Located at 391 Barrie Road and 118 Creighton Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Noble Towers and Executive Suites offer current and prospective residents an ideal rental option in the city.




Tips for planning the perfect summer picnic in Orillia.

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Organization is Essential

Eliminate unnecessary stress and spend more time enjoying the picnic and your guests by getting organized. One way to do so is to make a list of everything you need to take with you.  Keep the list on the fridge or in plain sight, so you can keep track of items and check them off as you pack them away. For those impromptu picnics or to be proactive, pack all your picnic gear in a basket or tote, so all you have to do is add in those last-minute items and perishable goodies before you leave. Pick up buns, burgers, chips and veggies at Zehrs Markets located at 289 Coldwater Road, which is a five-minute drive from the Noble Towers Apartments and a 13-minute drive from the Executive Suites.


Have the Proper Equipment

With the proper ingredients, both food and functional items, you can elevate your gathering from plain to perfect. Picnic baskets or durable totes bags are ideal for carrying your non-perishable food items and coolers or an ice chest will ensure your thirst-quenching beverages stay ice cold. Other items will include blankets, tablecloths, containers for food, plates, cups, paper towels and napkins. When it comes time to clean up, be prepared with plastic bags for used dishes. While you may not use them it is always a good idea to have bug repellent, a first-aid kit and matches or lighters on hand. Canadian Tire located at 1017 Brodie Drive, which is a six-minute drive from the Noble Towers Apartments and 14-minute drive from the Executive Suites, sells all these items and anything else you might need for your summer gathering.


Stick With Simple

Reduce the amount of work you have to do and avoid frustration when it comes to selecting foods by choosing foods that everyone likes. Sticking with finger food options, like sandwiches, veggies, dip or wraps can minimize not only the dishes that you have to take with you, but also the ones that need to be taken home and cleaned. While you’ll probably want to stick with homemade dishes, ready-made items from the bakery or deli offer up a selection worth every penny. Located at 70 Front Street North, Metro has a large food selection that is guaranteed to enhance your picnic experience. The store is less than a 10-minute drive from the Orillia Apartments.


Pack and Serve Like a Professional

Make sure all your picnic essentials arrive safely and undamaged to your destination by taking care when packing them away. Soft, easily damaged foods, like fruit, veggies and cakes should be placed in Tupperware containers with lids. In addition to their large selection of food, Food Basics located at 975 West Ridge Boulevard also has storage options and containers that will get your food items to the picnic in one piece. The Orillia Apartments are a four-minute drive from the Noble Towers Apartments and a 13-minute drive from the Executive Suites. Get strategic when you’re packing food in your cooler or tote bags by packing them in the order they will be eaten. Placing the first courses high on top and the last courses on the bottom will save you from having to unpack everything at once.


Safety First

All uncooked meat, dairy products and eggs should be kept in a cooler or ice chest until they are ready to be served or cooked. Before leaving for your picnic, pack these foods away and make sure to keep cold foods cold and hot foods hot. Food that is partially cooked should never be transported and should either be cooked before leaving your apartment or cooked at the picnic.


Have the perfect picnic without all the hassle by following these easy and fuss-free tips. Located at 391 Barrie Road and 118 Creighton Street, Williams and McDaniel’s Noble Towers Apartments and Executive Suites offer up an exceptional rental option for those who are currently looking.


Where to shop for an Orillia Summer Cookout

When preparing for summer barbecues, picnics or gatherings, it is often a good idea to plan apartments for rent in orilliaahead. This involves making sure that you have all the necessary supplies and have stores nearby in case anything else needs to be picked up. From paper plates, fresh summer fruits and buns for sausages and hot dogs, having everything at your fingertips will allow you to focus on relaxing and enjoying the hot summer sun. Our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel Property Management, offers Orillia apartments that are located nearby fresh fruit
markets and stores where you can purchase mealtime essentials.

Country Produce

Since 1975, Country Produce has provided the Orillia community with the freshest and highest quality food products available. With a vast assortment of fruits, vegetables, deli meats, seafood and a separate hot plate, famous salad bar and bakery, this store has everything you will need for a superb summer cookout.  Located at 301 Westmount Drive North, the store is a 5-minute drive from the Noble Towers apartment and a 14-minute car ride from the Executive Suites apartments. Enjoy local produce and healthy meals on the run and picnicking snacks that will have you going up for second helpings.

Canoe Fresh Foods

The summertime is often a popular month to barbecue and enjoy a selection of tasty meats and vegetarian options. Canoe Fresh Foods offers a selection of fine smoked BBQ meats and juicy steaks and sausages. In combination with the vast meat selection, there are fresh locally grown vegetables, dairy products and pies, cookies and cakes that are baked fresh daily. The Noble Towers and Executive Suites are only a 16-minute and 22-minute car ride, respectively. Located at 3384 Muskoka Street in Washago, Canoe Fresh Foods is a store worth visiting.


 Another great grocery store option for summer cookout supplies is Foodland. They offer a huge selection of brand name foods, excellent sales and reasonable prices. If you are attending or hosting a party and need platters and baskets made, they can help you out. The store even features a Fresh Features Produce Calendar to let customers know what is in season and available for each delicious month of the year. For June, the fresh feature is strawberries and for July, it is spinach, mushrooms, lettuce and cucumbers. This calendar will help you make the healthiest choices and ensures the best produce ends up on plates.  Orillia’s Foodland is located on 80 Fittons Road East and is less than 20-minutes away from the Orillia apartments.

For those looking to rent, Williams and McDaniel offers a selection of quality, safe and convenient option to choose from and enjoy. Williams and McDaniel also have a variety of other apartments available, for more details please click here.