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  • The Opinicon Closes for the Season - October 12, 2020

    Dear Opiniconers, We’ve cleaned up the dishes, waved the last guests out the driveway, and tucked everything away for a long winter slumber. And now the hard part: waiting and hoping. We wait for the spring buds; for good news; for smiling faces at the door again. We hope for the best; for a healthy community; and for the most joyful reunions. Most of all, we wish all of you a safe and healthy winter. When the warm sun breaks through we’ll greet you with big sco...

  • COVID Update September 2020

    Dear Opinicon community, thank you so much for your visits, your smiles, your compliments, and your understanding as we all navigate these days together. It has been uplifting and gratifying to serve you all. We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have! With shorter days and cooler nights come more decisions to be made. Given the unpredictability of 2020 we have decided that the most sensible approach for The Opinicon will be to close for the season as of Monday Oc...

  • Update on the reopening of The Opinicon

    The Opinicon has lived through many world events: wars, pandemics, economic collapses. Most were on distant shores and rarely pierced the bubble of its beautiful grounds. Today it finds itself, as we all do, in the middle of a species-level event. We know more about the virus, we have more mitigation strategies, but the next few years are likely going to be a yo-yo of emotions and restrictions until a solution is found and widely distributed. Given this, I ask myself what ...

  • COVID-19 Update

    Hello dear Opiniconers, I hope you are all well and finding ways to keep comfortable in these unprecedented times. While the Opinicon has been closed since mid-March, we have been looking at the trendlines and data and comparing them against how long we think we would need to ramp up to serviceability – deep cleaning 24 buildings, post-winter grounds maintenance, overgrown gardens, food deliveries, staff ramp up and training, etc etc etc. We usually start in early April fo...

  • It has begun!

    Ok, are you ready to eat?! We are SO excited to welcome you to The Opinicon. As of a few minutes ago, I can confirm that we are a GO for the restaurant! We need to order a mountain of food and get the prep work done, so we're going to be ramping up our service as follows: Saturday June 6: Ice cream available from 11 to 4 Sunday June 7: Ice cream available from 11 to 4 Monday June 8: Closed and prepping previously mentioned mountain of food. Tuesday June 9 to Satur...

  • APRIL 25 CLEAN-UP DAY

    Ok Opinicon Army, it's almost clean-up day!Thanks to everyone who's signed up for April 25th. It's going to be a busy day (10am to 2pm) so we wanted to inform everyone of a few things:What to bring- comfortable clothing as we'll be outside and while the weather forecast suggests 12C for Saturday, you never know!- boots to muck around in- a rakeWhat you'll find when you get here- BBQ lunch- a few nice surprisesOther things of note- Chaffey's Lock bridge is closed for mainte...

  • SPRING CLEANUP AT THE OPINICON!

    Calling all curious, excited, and helpful Opinicon lovers!When news came out about The Opinicon coming back, we received a huge outpouring of support and offers of help.  It was very heartwarming to see everyone's deep attachment to the old resort and eagerness to roll up sleeves to make it happen.While we've been busy fixing, designing, well inspecting, license applying, kitchen organizing, employee hiring, and generally panicking, we've realized that we could use a lot m...

  • FEBRUARY MADNESS

    I hope you've been following us on Facebook and Twitter!  If you have, you will have seen how busy we've been and seen some of the progress we've made.  While we're full steam ahead on renovations and planning, we're also starting to turn our attention to staffing for the upcoming season.  If you or someone you know is interested in joining our adventure please go take a look at our current job postings.

  • Introduction

    This was a decision of the heart.  My first experience with the Opinicon was as a kid, visiting my neighbour's cottage on Newboro lake and making daily pilgrimages to the ice cream and candy shop.  As an adult, I had such strong memories of those long summer days that we ended up getting our own slice of heaven in the area, and once again took up the tradition of boat trips down to the Opinicon for dinner, eventually adding our kids to the crew.  Two summers ago this tra...