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Nominations open for the Town of Orangeville’s 2024 Accessibility Champion Awards

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 02:30 PM

Access Orangeville, a Town of Orangeville committee dedicated to facilitating accessibility for all residents and visitors, is accepting nominations for the 2024 Accessibility Champion Awards.

These awards recognize individuals, local businesses, or a community group who have demonstrated a passion for making the community more accessible by continually going above and beyond to achieve this goal.

“There are many champions in our community helping us remove barriers and provide accessible...

A person bent down with a shrub being planted in the ground

Earth Day tree planting event will add trees and shrubs to Orangeville’s Mill Creek Trail

Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2024 02:38 PM

Spring has sprung and that means it’s time to add more green to Orangeville’s growing tree canopy.

Join Sustainable Orangeville and Credit Valley Conservation for the Orangeville Earth Day Tree Planting to help plant trees and shrubs in our natural spaces.

“Planting trees is just one of the many ways we can give back to our community,” said Councillor Tess Prendergast, Chair of Sustainable Orangeville. “When we work together to enhance our green spaces, we bond over our community and create more...

Orangeville Residents to receive priority access to spring swimming lessons

Posted on Friday, April 05, 2024 01:53 PM

Spring swimming lesson registration is just around the corner in the Town of Orangeville. This season, the Town will be introducing a new format for swimming registrations, providing Orangeville residents with the opportunity to register one week in advance of those living outside of the community.  

Recreation programs in the Town of Orangeville have high attendance levels of both Town residents and those from surrounding communities. Currently, approximately 35 per cent of registrants come from...

Orangeville's Transit Hub with two shelters

Orangeville Transit to pause service April 8 during Solar Eclipse

Posted on Thursday, April 04, 2024 01:18 PM

On Monday, April 8, a solar eclipse will occur. Although the Town of Orangeville is not in the path of totality, we can expect to see approximately 98 to 99 per cent of the event.

We will be shutting down Orangeville Transit during the peak time of the eclipse for the safety of our drivers, passengers, and pedestrians who may be outside for the eclipse.

Here's what to expect:

• Transit Service will pause at 2:45 p.m. for approximately one hour.
• Each bus will complete its route leading them to the...

Mayor of Orangeville to address disparity in rural eligibility for the Canada Carbon Rebate

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 09:13 AM

The Town of Orangeville’s Mayor will appeal to the Federal Government to change the criteria for determining how much residents in certain areas can receive on their Canada Carbon Rebate.

Mayor Lisa Post put forward a motion at the March 18 meeting of Orangeville Council regarding the matter, addressing the eligibility for the small/rural community supplement. Currently, this CCR supplement sits at 10 per cent, and will rise to 20 per cent in April of this year. 

“The CCR supplements were intended...

Easter Weekend hours at the Town of Orangeville

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 03:52 PM

The Town of Orangeville will observe modified hours over the Easter Weekend.

Town of Orangeville Offices

All Town offices, including Town Hall, will be closed on Friday, March 29 and Monday, April 1.

Offices are closed on weekends.

Town offices will re-open on Tuesday, April 2 and 8:30 a.m.

Orangeville Recreation Facilities

Both recreation facilities will be closed on Friday, March 29 and Sunday, March 31

Orangeville Transit

Orangeville Transit will not be operating on Friday, March 29. Transit will run...

A large, historical building. The Orangeville Public Library Mill Street Branch's entrance off Mill Street in Orangeville.

An Afternoon with Robert Rotenberg with BookLore and the Orangeville Public Library

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 11:11 AM

Lovers of crime thrillers will have the opportunity to hear from best-selling author Robert Rotenberg at the Orangeville Public Library later this month as he discusses his gripping new book, What We Buried.

The library, in partnership with BookLore, will host Rotenberg on Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m. at the Mill Street branch.

Local readers may recognize Rotenberg’s name – in 2012, his book The Guilty Plea was the Dufferin Reads: One Book One County selection.

“We are delighted to welcome Robert...

New Service Line Emergency Repair Plans Available to Orangeville Homeowners

Posted on Monday, March 11, 2024 12:22 PM

March 11th, 2024 – Homeowners in Orangeville now have access to optional service plans for water and sewer service lines on their property. A new, voluntary program is available through Service Line Warranties of Canada (SLWC) for residents who do not have similar coverage that may be available through their home insurance provider.

Homeowners will soon receive information in the mail about the program and available service plans. There is no obligation to sign up for a plan – participation in...

Call for Artists announced for Town’s 2024 public art installations

Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2024 05:26 PM

The Town of Orangeville is seeking local artists who are interested in contributing to the community’s public art collection. Up to two utility box locations will be wrapped in artwork selected from the 2024 Call for Artists. 

The Call for Artists program, which launched in 2016, recognizes local artists, celebrates the Town’s culture and history, and promotes Orangeville as an arts and culture hub for the region. The annual appeal has helped the Town to steadily grow its collection of public art...

Reptiles, Recreation, and Robert Munsch: March Break with Orangeville Recreation, Public Library

Posted on Monday, March 04, 2024 03:02 PM

If you’re looking for activities to help keep the kids busy over the March Break, Orangeville Recreation and the Orangeville Public Library have many events to keep your kids engaged, active, and fostering creativity from March 11 to 15. 

Maybe you have a Robert Munsch fan in your midst, a hockey lover, a kid with a passion for birds and reptiles, or someone just looking to skate or shoot some hoops. Either way, there’s plenty available for kids of all interests. 

Orangeville Public Library


Community Grants Information session to be hosted in Orangeville Council Chambers on March 11

Posted on Monday, March 04, 2024 12:45 PM

On March 11, in partnership with Headwaters Communities in Action, the Town of Orangeville is hosting an information session geared towards providing more key details about the grants and how to apply. 

In February, the Town announced the launch of the first intake of the 2024 Community Grants Program, helping provide crucial funding to not-for-profit businesses and charitable organizations working to make a difference in the community. 

“Our past recipients have made significant contributions...

The Town of Orangeville pays respects to former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney

Posted on Friday, March 01, 2024 09:25 AM

The Town of Orangeville’s flags will fly at half-mast in recognition of the passing of former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, who died at the age of 84 on February 29.

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, who served as Canada’s 18th Prime Minister, died peacefully and surrounded by family, daughter Caroline Mulroney noted in a social post on Thursday.

Mulroney served as Prime Minister from 1984 until 1993, when he resigned as PC Party leader ahead of the election.

“He loved Canada and devoted his...