Library shortlisted for provincial award

Posted on Friday, November 01, 2019 12:00 AM

Orangeville Public Library has been shortlisted by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries for this year’s Ontario Public Library Service Awards. These awards celebrate the innovation and excellence of public libraries in communities throughout Ontario.  

The library’s application, “Cultivating a Culture of Inclusion”, was submitted in July 2019 for the Angus Mowat Award of Excellence.  As announced by the ministry:

The Orangeville Public Library has become a recognized...

New tree sculptures unveiled as part of public art program

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:00 AM

The most recent tree sculpture on a residential boulevard involves some neighbourly fun. On Zina Street, where the Staley family had previously sponsored a sculpture with two dogs, the neighbours got into the spirit with the latest project – a sculpture with three cats.

Lynn and Dan Lubitz wanted to do their bit to help keep Zina Street beautiful and charming and to show appreciation for their four-legged feline friends. They say they were inspired by their neighbours donation to the sculpture program...

Orangeville Public Library launches mobile app

Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:00 AM

The Library’s new mobile app puts everything you need to interact with your library on your smartphone or device. The app is designed for simple navigation so users can efficiently find all the information they need. The Orangeville Public Library app is available for free from the Android and iOS app stores.

Features include:

  • Search the collection and place holds
  • Download eBooks and eAudio
  • Access your account -- see checkouts and due dates, renew materials
  • Manage all of your family's accounts from...

Consultant's report on policing rescheduled to November 4

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2019 12:00 AM

Pomax Consulting Inc. will present a report on the provision of policing services to Orangeville Council on November 4 in Town Hall at 87 Broadway at 7 p.m.

Currently scheduled for October 28, the consultant’s report on the OPP costing review has been moved to November 4 to provide more time for the consultant to finalize the report. October 28 remains as a scheduled Council meeting.

Council will hear public comments with respect to policing at the November 11 meeting.

On December 10, 2018, Council...

Lieutenant Governor to attend Remembrance Day ceremony in Orangeville

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2019 12:00 AM

The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will make an official visit to Orangeville, to attend the Remembrance Day ceremonies in Alexandra Park (north of Town Hall).

She will join the November 11 ceremonies and will be escorted to the cenotaph by Mayor Sandy Brown and Legion President Barry Kimber. As the Crown’s representative in Ontario, the Lieutenant Governor exercises constitutional powers and promotes a strong and positive civic community.

The Lieutenant Governor regularly...

Orangeville adopts a Climate Change Adaptation Policy

Posted on Friday, October 25, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town has a responsibility to integrate climate considerations into existing policy and decision-making processes. Orangeville Council endorsed a Climate Change Adaptation Policy on September 23, 2019. That policy establishes the Town’s commitment to advancing climate adaptation efforts and supports the development and implementation of a climate change adaptation plan. Municipalities across Canada have started to advance local adaptation efforts to protect their citizens, assets and service areas...

Harvey Curry Park to feature enlarged playgrounds, splash pad

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:00 AM

Harvey Curry Park is being transformed for next summer. Janet Elliot of Openspace Solutions Inc. presented Orangeville Council with an update this week on the redevelopment plans for Harvey Curry Park (home of Everykids Park) at 90 Dawson Road.

The goal is to create an accessible park that is appropriate for all ages and abilities that promotes inclusive play and a healthy lifestyle​. The park will have defined play areas for junior children (18 months to five years of age) and senior children (5-12...

Meetings set for 2020 municipal budget deliberations

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville’s 2020 budget will be tabled on November 11.

Orangeville Council has directed finance staff to exclude incremental increases to both the capital budget and capital reserve which is 0.5 per cent of the prior year’s levy. For further information on Council’s direction for the 2020 budget, view the Treasurer’s report titled “2020 Budget Direction and Schedule”.

The budget will be received by Council on November 11. The presentation of the five-year operating and 10-year capital...

Orangeville and Area Job Fair features local opportunities for employment

Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville invites job seekers and commuters to explore local employment opportunities at the Orangeville and Area Job Fair on Tuesday, October 22.  Hosted by the Town’s Economic Development & Culture office, the event supports local hiring efforts and showcases the variety of positions available in Dufferin County.

More than 30 local employers will attend the job fair and will be recruiting for permanent full-time and part-time positions. Key industries represented will include...

Recreation and Parks Master Plan study launched

Posted on Friday, October 11, 2019 12:00 AM

The Town of Orangeville is set to prepare a Recreation and Parks Master Plan. The purpose of the plan is to provide the Town with long-term direction for the provision of recreation and parks services for residents and visitors.

Over the next few months, Orangeville residents will be invited to participate in a variety of consultation activities including:

  • a random telephone survey of households, with the same survey being made available online, via the Town’s website (or on paper) for those who do...

Consultant's report on policing to be presented on October 28

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:00 AM

Pomax Consulting Inc. will present a report on the provision of policing services to Orangeville Council on October 28 in Town Hall at 87 Broadway at 7 p.m.

Originally scheduled for October 21, the consultant’s report on the OPP costing review was rescheduled to October 22 due to the federal election. However, October 22 is now scheduled as a regular meeting of Orangeville Council, with the consultant’s meeting set for October 28. Council will hear public comments with respect to policing at the November...

Orangeville achieves Communities in Bloom award

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2019 12:00 AM

As a national Communities in Bloom winner, the Town of Orangeville opted to participate in the non-competitive “Circle of Excellence” evaluation in 2019. But that didn’t stop the Town from achieving a top bloom rating, an award, and a special mention in 2019.

The Town of Orangeville received a 5 Blooms – Bronze rating and a special mention for the Utility Box Art Program, as announced at the National/International Symposium and Awards Ceremonies in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The Town of Orangeville participated...