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Orangeville Mayor Sandy Brown with the National Alzheimer's Awareness Month proclamation

National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Posted on Friday, January 14, 2022 03:28 PM

I, Mayor Sandy Brown, on behalf of Council, do hereby proclaim the January 2022 as “National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month” in the Town of Orangeville.

Whereas, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are an irreversible and progressive brain disorder that slowly weakens memory, thinking, and skills; and

Whereas, there are currently 25,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s diagnosed in Canada per year and 16,000 Canadians under the age of 65 living with dementia; and

Whereas, by learning more about dementia,...

Last train to leave Orangeville Dec. 17, 2021

ORDC sells rail lands in downtown Brampton

Posted on Monday, January 10, 2022 07:23 PM

Just over five acres of land in downtown Brampton has been sold to the city by the Orangeville Railway Development Corporation (ORDC). The deal, following months of discussions, will see the site off Nelson Street, change ownership at a cost of $24.25 million. In 2020, Orangeville Council, as the lone shareholder of ORDC, directed the board to sell or lease rail line assets.

The Orangeville-Mississauga rail line has a long history for the area, leading to settlements that developed into thriving...

Downtown Orangeville

Town announces revitalization of downtown through partnership with My Main Street

Posted on Friday, January 07, 2022 08:26 AM

The Town of Orangeville has announced that the downtown area will be participating in the My Main Street Local Business Accelerator program to help revitalize the main street.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario),  announced a $23.25 million investment to the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) to establish My Main Street — a two-year...

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New COVID restrictions impact municipal services

Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2022 12:46 PM

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant and increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations will see the province introduce a Modified Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen on January 5, 2022. The province expects to stay at this level for at least 21 days (until January 26), subject to public health and health system indicators. The goal is to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed as the booster dose rollout continues.

As a result, the Town of Orangeville announces that facilities will close effective January...

Engine of last train on the Orangeville-Brampton railway Dec. 17, 2021

Rail operation ceases on Orangeville to Mississauga line

Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:00 PM

The last train rolled down the track from Orangeville to Brampton on December 17, 2021, marking the end of a long rail line history for the area.

The rail line brought life and commerce to the settlements along its route. It was April of 1871 when the first train arrived in Orangeville. Regular service began in September of that year and by 1873 there were 117 miles of railway line between Weston and Owen Sound. When this railway and the Credit Valley Railway became part of Canadian Pacific Railways...

Proof of vaccination with QR code required for recreation centres

Orangeville updates COVID policies

Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 03:06 PM

Recent changes have been announced to provincial public health guidelines. On December 10, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health advised that employers should make every effort to allow employees to continue to work from home. Accordingly, Town Hall office staff will remain at minimal coverage until further notice.

Customer service counters will remain open, as they have since reopening in early July, plus customer service is available via phone (519-941-0440 ext. 0) or email (customerservice@orangeville.ca)....

2022 Budget

Orangeville passes 2022 budget

Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 01:17 PM

The 2022 Town of Orangeville budget limits the tax levy impact while maintaining desirable service levels and capital infrastructure commitments. Following budget meetings on December 13 and 14, Orangeville Council passed a consolidated budget with a net levy increase of 0.83 percent (or $310,952) from 2021.

Each year, Council and municipal staff work to balance the cost of providing Town services with existing resources. The consolidated budget of approximately $70 million requires $37.7 million...

Shane Cunningham accepts the Federal Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal from Orangeville Fire Chief Ronald Morden

Orangeville Firefighters awarded service medals

Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 04:22 PM

Six members of the Orangeville Fire Service have received awards for long and exemplary service to our community. Orangeville Fire Chief Ronald Morden and Deputy Chief Mike Richardson attended the December 6 ceremony to congratulate the firefighters for their contribution to fire prevention, safety, and suppression.

“Our firefighters are committed to serving and protecting our community,” Chief Morden said. “Some members spend years as volunteers before joining our fire service as full-time firefighters....

95.5% of Town staff are fully vaccinated

Most Town of Orangeville employees comply with vaccination policy

Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2021 11:42 AM

The Town of Orangeville announced the implementation of a COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy in October, in an effort to protect the community, to provide a safe working environment, and to be consistent with public health advice. The policy requires all Town employees to be fully vaccinated, unless there is a valid exemption by December 31, 2021. 

All active Town of Orangeville employees have provided their vaccination status to the Town as part of the mandatory vaccination...

New Orangeville Transit bus 2021

Orangeville Transit turns 30!

Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 01:19 PM

Orangeville Transit is celebrating 30 years of serving town residents and visitors! Founded on December 2, 1991, Orangeville Transit’s original fleet consisted of two accessible minibuses, making the first transit system fully accessible from its inception.

Former Mayor Mary Rose remembers the launch of Orangeville Transit 30 years ago. “The Town was growing and young mothers, as well as school children and seniors, needed to get around. People were expressing a need to get to services such as medical...

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Orangeville receives GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 12:15 PM

Orangeville’s budget presentation has received some wide-scale recognition and an award.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has presented the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to the Town of Orangeville for its 2021 budget.

The Government Finance Officers Association is a non-profit professional association serving more than 17,800 government finance professionals throughout North America. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program...

Holiday Lights 2021

Holiday Lights returns to Orangeville for festive season

Posted on Friday, November 12, 2021 09:55 AM

The Town of Orangeville is bringing back Holiday Lights to celebrate the festive season this year in various locations. The Town will light up various streetscapes and provide an interactive map for residents to identify their own Holiday Lights 2021 display.

Holiday lighting exhibits will be created in various parts of the Town with a digital (GIS) map of all locations available to residents and visitors to view the displays from the comfort of their own vehicle. The downtown core will see a variety...