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A white sign displaying the words love in capitalized letters is displayed in front of Orangeville's Town Hall

Love on display at Orangeville’s Town Hall

Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 02:57 PM

The Town of Orangeville is putting its love for the community on display.

From now until March 17, residents and tourists are invited to visit downtown Orangeville and find the big, bright LOVE sign in front of Town Hall. A visit to the sign is not only a fun and interactive photo opportunity. It also gives visitors a chance to participate in a contest to win one of five $100 gift cards to their favourite Orangeville business.

The contest is intended to give residents and tourists the opportunity...

A drawing of industrial buildings

Community Improvement Plan offers financial incentives for economic growth, sustainable development

Posted on Friday, February 02, 2024 01:30 PM

As part of its ongoing commitment under the Town of Orangeville’s Community Improvement Plan (CIP), the Town is offering eight financial incentive programs to encourage revitalization and investment in select improvement areas for commercial property owners, tenants, and developers.

These programs are available to help property owners improve the use and appearance of their lands and buildings in select Community Improvement Areas. Property owners must be within one of the two designated areas,...

A wall of plants inside a front foyer with artwork birds in front of it. The Living Wall at the Orangeville Public Library's Mill Street Branch

From Renovation to Celebration: Orangeville Public Library's Mill Street hosts Grand Re-Opening

Posted on Friday, February 02, 2024 10:33 AM

The Orangeville Public Library is ready to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of the Mill Street Branch. The branch officially re-opened in November 2023, following several renovations, which included an upgrade of the internal elevator system.

On February 10 between 1 and 4 p.m., the community is invited to visit the library and join in on the festivities while exploring the changes. Activities will be held throughout the library, including a showcase of services, storytimes at 1 and 3 p.m., tech...

A group of people put their hands together in a circle.

Applications open for 2024 Community Grants Program on February 1

Posted on Thursday, February 01, 2024 08:50 AM

On February 1, the Town of Orangeville will begin accepting applications for the first intake of the 2024 Community Grants Program. The community grants are available to not-for-profit businesses and charitable organizations that provide a social, economic, or other benefit to the Orangeville community.

“There are so many incredible organizations that are working hard to benefit our community in the Town of Orangeville in so many ways, whether it's through support programs, community...

A picture of a historical building surrounded by large maple trees in the fall. An aerial shot of Orangeville's Town Hall in Orangeville, Ontario.

Starting an environmentally sustainable project in Orangeville? Sustainable Orangeville can help

Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024 11:04 AM

The Town of Orangeville is committed to environmental sustainability. Through the Sustainable Orangeville Committee’s new grant program, eligible applicants can receive up to $1,000 to develop, implement, or promote environmentally sustainable practices within Orangeville.

“Creating an environmentally sustainable community is a commitment we all need to make together,” said Councillor Tess Prendergast. “This grant will help applicants who are actively working to make a difference and improve...

A group of people stand in front of a Strong Arms Decal that depicts different recreation activities.

Orangeville Recreation encourages respect to all in new campaign

Posted on Friday, January 19, 2024 01:46 PM

The Orangeville Recreation and Events team is launching a campaign to remind participants and visitors of the importance of taking responsibility for actions and behaving in respectful ways. Respect YOUR Rec speaks to respect for oneself and respect for others at both Orangeville recreation centres.

Alder Street Recreation Centre and Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre are busy year-round, seeing more than one million visitors through their doors each year. Program participation and facility...

Town of Orangeville Receives $250,000 from Rotary Club for Rotary Park Redevelopment Project

Posted on Monday, January 15, 2024 09:50 AM

The Rotary Club of Orangeville (RCO) has committed to donating $250,000 to the redevelopment of Rotary Park, a Town of Orangeville project slated to begin this spring.

The Rotary Park project, approved by Orangeville Council in June of 2022, is planned over six phases (pending budget):

  • Watermain Work
  • Play Structure
  • Tennis and Pickle Ball Courts
  • Parking Lot and Artificial Skating Loop
  • Sports Fields (baseball and soccer)
  • Club House

Watermain work will commence in Spring 2024, followed by the playground...

Nutcracker's on a median in front of a pergola

Winter holidays are here; Town of Orangeville's modified hours, holiday family-friendly activities

Posted on Monday, December 18, 2023 09:51 AM

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the Town of Orangeville is excited to offer several events and activities over the holiday break through the Orangeville Public Library and Orangeville Recreation. Town facilities and services will also observe modified hours during the week of Christmas. Orangeville Recreation

Dec. 27 to Jan. 7

A number of family-friendly activities will be available at both Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre and the Alder Recreation Centre, including swimming, skating,...

The historic Town Hall building in the Town of Orangeville

Town of Orangeville appoints new General Manager of Corporate Services

Posted on Friday, December 08, 2023 09:24 AM

The Town of Orangeville is pleased to announce the appointment of Antonietta Minichillo as the General Manager of Corporate Services. Minichillo brings more than 16 years of experience in municipal government, most recently as Chief Planner and Director of Planning with the Town of Caledon.

Over the course of her career, Minichillo has also worked for the Town of Grimsby and the City of Brampton. Minichillo served on the Board of Directors Ontario Association of Heritage Professionals and has a...

A photo of Town Hall in Orangeville

Town of Orangeville passes 2024 Municipal Budget Fiscal sustainability a focal point of 4.5% levy

Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2023 06:39 PM

On December 4 and 5, Orangeville Council met to review the proposed 2024 Budget, as tabled on November 27. After deliberation of the documents, the budget was unanimously passed, resulting in a 4.5 per cent net levy increase, which equates to $145 annually for the average property owner.

During its development, Town Staff faced a number of challenges to present a reasonable levy adjustment, including inflation, growing demands for services, and low assessment growth. Although Orangeville is a...

The side of a snowplow with a decal graphic on it

Winner announced: Town of Orangeville reveals the name of its newest snow plow

Posted on Friday, December 01, 2023 12:11 PM

After much anticipation, the Town of Orangeville has revealed the winner of its snow plow naming contest. Ryan Ondusko, Manager of Public Works, made the announcement at Mayor Lisa Post’s public Town Hall meeting on November 29.

The new 2023 International Workstar plow, the first of its kind in Orangeville, will be known going forward as Snowbe Gone Kenobi.

“Our current fleet is assigned based on numbers – this will be the first plow we can call by a name,” said Ondusko.

Over the fall, residents...

A wood carving of a farmer out front of a business in Orangeville

New tree sculpture celebrates Orangeville’s agricultural roots

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2023 02:30 PM

The Town of Orangeville has added a new tree sculpture to its unique collection of public art.

The Farmer stands at 64 Broadway, at the corner of Wellington Street in downtown Orangeville. He is dressed in overalls, a shop hat, and sturdy boots. The Farmer contemplates his day of hard work as he leans against a wooden fence post. In front of him are the finished fruits of his labour, a sack of flour labelled Anchor Mill.

The sack represents the grain mills that once operated along Mill Creek in...