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The Storywalk® is back! Blast off this summer with the Orangeville Public Library

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2024 10:04 AM

The TD Summer Reading Club Storywalk® is returning to Downtown Orangeville, bringing back this engaging way to enjoy Broadway and partake in summer reading fun. Blast off into a summer adventure with this year’s feature story, “The Darkest Dark” by Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield. Presented in partnership with the Orangeville BIA, families are invited to get outside and discover each new page of the book in the windows of downtown businesses.

Illustrated by the The Fan Brothers, “The Darkest...

An Orangeville Transit bus picking up passengers from a bus shelter

Making transit access to Alder Street Recreation Centre simpler: Stop change, route breakdown

Posted on Friday, July 12, 2024 09:31 AM

Orangeville Transit and Parks and Recreation are making changes to the stop at Alder Street Recreation Centre to make accessing the facility that much easier. The change comes as part of their collaborative efforts to help patrons of the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre pool access the services at the west-end rec centre.

“Our transit riders and pool visitors have shared their challenges accessing the pool at the Alder Street Recreation Centre, and we have listened," said Tony Dulisse, Manager...

Town of Orangeville to pursue full assessment of Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre pool’s future

Posted on Tuesday, July 09, 2024 10:04 AM

The Town of Orangeville will begin a full assessment of the pool at the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre. This assessment will identify the full extent of remediation required for the pool and consider other usage opportunities for the facility.

Discussion about the future of the pool arose from the failure of the facility's dehumidification unit in late June. At the time, the pool was shut down to allow staff to assess the extent of costs related to replacement and consider what the best course...

A wood sculpture of a nurse

Orangeville’s newest tree sculpture pays tribute to local IODE

Posted on Wednesday, July 03, 2024 12:46 PM

The Town of Orangeville and the Lord Dufferin Chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) have partnered to install a new tree sculpture honouring the group’s work in the Orangeville area. “The Nurse” recognizes the remarkable history of the IODE’s ongoing contributions to the community and its longstanding commitment to supporting our local hospital.

Standing at 32 First Street, The Nurse is fittingly located in front of Lord Dufferin Retirement Residence, the location of the...

Bus shelters at a transit transfer hub.

Orangeville Transit implements steps to keep riders informed about transit changes, accessibility

Posted on Tuesday, July 02, 2024 01:37 PM

The Town of Orangeville recognizes many residents rely on Orangeville Transit to get around, whether it’s for work or personal activities. Communication on changes to schedules, stops, and accessibility options is incredibly important, and Orangeville Transit is taking steps to make that information more readily available. 

“This will be an ongoing process, with continual improvements made as we identify communication gaps and new ways to keep our riders informed on anything that might impact their...

A group of people gathered around an award winner during an award presentation. Orangeville resident Wayne Townsend receives 2024 Senior of the Year Award at Orangeville Council meeting.

Unwavering commitment to Orangeville: Wayne Townsend named 2024 Senior of the Year

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024 11:19 AM

To witness the definition of community in action, one needs to look no further than the many active seniors in Orangeville – individuals who dedicate their time, energy, passion, and talents to helping create a thriving community for all of us.

On June 24, Wayne Townsend, a longtime resident of Orangeville who has had a tremendous impact on the community, was named the 2024 Senior of the Year. Townsend was nominated by Orangeville Council and recognized by the Province of Ontario.


Town of Orangeville observes modified hours for Canada Day

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024 10:15 AM

In observance of Canada Day, the Town of Orangeville will modify hours for municipal facilities, offices, and non-emergency services. Residents are encouraged to check the updated schedule before planning their visit.

Town Offices and Operations Centre

  • Saturday, June 29 – Closed
  • Sunday, June 30 – Closed
  • Monday, July 1 – Closed

Alder Street Recreation Centre

  • Saturday, June 29 – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 30 – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Monday, July 1 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre

  • Saturday,...

Aquatics programs to shift to Alder Street Recreation Centre as of June 24

Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024 09:07 AM

All aquatics programs currently offered at the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre are set to migrate to Alder Street Recreation Centre beginning on June 24.

The Town of Orangeville is making the shift to accommodate current participants who will be affected by challenges with mechanical features in the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre’s Pool. There will be no staffing impacts as Aquatics Staff will move to Alder Street Recreation Centre alongside the programs.

“This is not a decision we have had to...

Unleash your curiosity and sense of adventure with the TD Summer Reading Club

Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 10:05 AM

The TD Summer Reading Club is back at the Orangeville Public Library, designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way. Throughout the summer, kids will have access to exciting programs, activities, and reading challenges.

Registration for the reading club is completely free – and with so many ways to check out books at the Orangeville Public Library, reading materials are endless.

“Empowering kids to discover engaging stories, whatever the format, is the key to building a...

Family fun activities, swimming, and more: Celebrate Canada Day at Alder Street Recreation Centre

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 12:03 PM

Get your red and white ready because Canada Day is just around the corner. Join us Monday, July 1, at Alder Street Recreation Centre for a fun-filled day of festivities to celebrate Canada. The event kicks off at 11:45 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m., with free activities and entertainment for all ages. A fireworks show over Island Lake will wrap up the festivities at 10 p.m.

"The Town is excited to bring everyone together to enjoy free activities all day," said Mayor Lisa Post. "Canada Day is about...

A group of individuals accepting an award in a building's foyer. 2024 Accessibility Champion Award Winners B Social accept their award from Access Orangeville

2024 Accessibility Champion Award Winners announced at the Town of Orangeville

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 02:02 PM

On May 29, Mayor Lisa Post and Councillor Rick Stevens hosted the 2024 Accessibility Champion Awards at Orangeville Town Hall, recognizing those who demonstrate a passion for making an accessible community.

“Access Orangeville was thrilled to receive eight outstanding nominations for the Accessibility Champion Awards this year,” said Councillor Rick Stevens, committee Chair. “The organizations and individuals recognized go above and beyond to ensure our community is inclusive and accessible.”

A child splashes down a blue water slide

Join Orangeville Recreation for Free Swim Activities at the new Alder Street Recreation Centre Pools

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 12:51 PM

Orangeville Recreation and the Town of Orangeville are excited to announce their free programming to welcome the community back to the Alder Street Recreation Centre Pools. Until the end of June, enjoy a variety of programs from Aquafit and Lane Swims, to public swims in both pools.

Want to participate? Here’s what you need to do:

Free Swim Programming Schedule at Alder Street...