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Accessibility Champion Awards Announced for 2023

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 10:21 AM

May 28 to June 3 is National AccessAbility Week, a celebration of the contributions of Canadians with disabilities and a recognition of those actively working to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion. 

In the Town of Orangeville, Mayor and Council have proclaimed this week as National AccessAbility Week, encouraging local support of equality of access and opportunities for persons with disabilities. 

For the past two years, the Town of Orangeville’s Accessibility Champion Awards have...

Transit Terminal Hub Construction in Motion for the Town of Orangeville

Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023 03:33 PM

Recently, the Town of Orangeville and the County of Dufferin have been working to develop a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize use of lands at the Edelbrock Centre (30 Centre Street, Orangeville) for a new Orangeville Transit Hub. 

When complete, the Transit Hub will provide transit routes with a central location to meet and initiate more efficient transfers.  The facility will house a dedicated drive through road that’s 6.5 metres in width for Orangeville transit buses from Centre Street...

Ticketing for one-sided parking begins June 1 in the Town of Orangeville

Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023 09:52 AM

After several months of an education-based campaign, the Town of Orangeville will begin issuing tickets to vehicles in violation of one-sided parking regulations on June 1, 2023. 

The Traffic By-law was updated to limit most Orangeville streets to one-sided parking to address numerous concerns surrounding driver and resident safety. In the past, there were scenarios in which emergency vehicles were delayed due to an inability to proceed when vehicles were parked on both sides of the street. There...

Modified Hours for Victoria Day Long Weekend

Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 03:08 PM

As the Victoria Day long weekend approaches, The Town of Orangeville advises residents of upcoming changes to hours for offices and non-emergency services: 

Town Hall

  • Saturday, May 20  - Closed
  • Sunday, May 21 – Closed
  • Monday, May 22 – Closed

 Library

  • Saturday, May 20 – Alder Library open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 21 – Alder Library Closed
  • Monday, May 22 – Closed 

Recreation Centre

  • Friday, May 19 – Customer Service closes at 9 a.m.; building closes at 11 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 20 – Customer Service and...

Orangeville Public Library to host best-selling Author E.K. Johnston

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 02:35 PM

As part of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia, the Orangeville Public Library welcomes best-selling author E.K. Johnston for a special book talk in partnership with Dufferin Child and Family Services (DCAFS) LGBTQ+ Youth Group, GLOW.

The special event will be held on Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at Revival 1863, located at 35 Armstrong Street.

E. K. Johnston is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including the L.A. Time Book Prize finalist “The...

New Grant Funding for Local Digital Service Squad

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 01:53 PM

The Town of Orangeville has announced that it has received a grant from the Digital Main Street program for a one-year Digital Service Squad program, which provides small business owners with the tools and support needed to digitally transform their businesses.

Katrina Lemire, Manager, Economic Development and Culture for the Town of Orangeville, says, “Many local businesses in Dufferin County have participated in past Digital Main Street Programs with tremendous success. Collectively to date,...

Mayor Lisa Post invites residents to first Town Hall

Posted on Tuesday, May 09, 2023 11:03 AM

Town of Orangeville Mayor Lisa Post is inviting residents to join her at her first Town Hall style meeting to hear about some of the Town’s latest projects and ask Mayor Post, Council and Town staff your questions.

Held at Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre on May 24, community members will have the opportunity to hear brief presentations and speak with Mayor Post about matters that are important to them.

“Being rooted in our community is an important part of being Mayor, and that means taking time...

Nominations open for the Town of Orangeville’s 2023 Accessibility Champion Awards

Posted on Monday, May 08, 2023 03:25 PM

The Town of Orangeville’s Access Orangeville Committee is accepting nominations for the 2023 Accessibility Champion Awards.

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

“Creating an accessible community takes numerous people to actively work towards implementing changes that are more inclusive for everyone,” said Councillor Rick Stevens,...

The Town of Orangeville recognizes the Provincial Day of Action on Litter on May 9

Posted on Friday, May 05, 2023 03:13 PM

Keeping our community beautiful is a year-round task, but the spring presents a great opportunity to start fresh by cleaning up the community around us. With that in mind, the Town of Orangeville is inviting residents to come together in celebration of the fourth annual Provincial Day of Action on Litter by working together to clean our community.  

On May 9, 2023, the Town and the Province of Ontario encourage those living and working in Ontario to help raise awareness of the impacts of litter on...

Town of Orangeville and Dufferin County launch joint campaign for Emergency Preparedness Week

Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2023 10:34 AM

Residents encouraged to take steps to prepare for emergencies

May 7 to 13 is Emergency Preparedness Week, and the Town of Orangeville and Dufferin County are emphasizing the importance of planning and preparing for emergencies through a joint campaign.

“When an emergency strikes, having an action plan and the right tools can help keep your family and your home safer,” said Orangeville Mayor Lisa Post. “This Emergency Preparedness Week, I encourage you to take the time to help your family...

Final touches on Town of Orangeville's Broadway Bricks project will be carried out throughout May

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2023 02:02 PM

The Town of Orangeville will be working on the final touches to wrap up the Broadway Bricks project throughout the month of May.

From May 1 until approximately May 22, staff will proceed with the remaining work on the project, which includes a post-winter cleanup, the installation of the water station, electrical outlets, and bike racks throughout the downtown core.

Work will be carried out on weekdays only and will not have an impact on vehicle or pedestrian traffic.

For more information on the...

Town of Orangeville Responding to Widespread Water Issues

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2023 04:37 PM

April 20, 2023 – 5 p.m.

  • The source of the watermain break has been isolated and most homes and businesses will now have normal water services restored expect the surrounding area of Townline and Broadway. 
  • For the ones still out, it will be a minimum of 6 hours without any water services.
  • If homes or businesses continue to have any discoloured water, they should run water until it clears. If they have concerns, they can report it to the Town of Orangeville’s after-hours dispatch at 519-941-0440 and...