Wightman commits $56 million to bring high-speed Internet to Orangeville

Posted on Monday, June 08, 2020 12:00 AM

Wightman Communications Ltd. announced today it will bring next-generation telecommunications to Orangeville that will enable high-speed Internet throughout the Town.

Construction for this $56 million fibre project will begin with the Orangeville Business Park in late 2020, with Wightman planning to bury more than 350,000 metres of fibre optic lines throughout the Town of Orangeville during the project.

Wightman is able to provide customers with multiple gigabit Internet speeds, high definition TV...

Improvements planned for Broadway medians

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2020 12:00 AM

The Broadway medians are due for some planting improvements. Orangeville Council received a report May 25 on plans to replace the large overgrown mature trees in an effort to improve sightlines across Broadway and the visibility of pedestrians and businesses.

Phase one of the project is scheduled to begin on June 4 with the removal of designated trees. Motorists, pedestrians, and businesses are advised that some street closures will be required and the Town is making efforts to minimize disruptions...

Orangeville BIA introduces digital downtown marketplace

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:00 AM

Orangeville’s Business Improvement Area (BIA) has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by launching The online shopping experience offered by the BIA, in partnership with Green Monkey Creative, bridges the gap between Orangeville’s downtown businesses and their customers. The digital downtown marketplace showcases a wide variety of local businesses – 22 so far, with ongoing additions.

When the province shut down all non-essential activities and services, Orangeville’s residents...

Orangeville Farmers’ Market re-opens with online ordering, Saturday pick-up

Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:00 AM

The Orangeville Farmers’ Market re-opens with advance online orders for pick-up on Saturday, May 30. Customers will place their orders by noon on Thursdays for pick-up on Saturdays between 9 and 11 a.m. in the parking lot at 94 Broadway, across from Town Hall. Pick-ups will be either drive-through or curbside walk-up, with specific timeslots depending on customers’ surnames.

Due to COVID-19, a plan was created for a market model with physical distancing and safe handling measures, based on the requirements...

Town of Orangeville prepares pandemic recovery plan

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:00 AM

Orangeville Council received a report on COVID-19 recovery planning at its May 25th meeting. To prepare for a reopening of facilities, programs and services following an unprecedented lockdown due to the novel coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Town of Orangeville is preparing a recovery plan that will reflect the Province’s phased reopening approach and is in alignment with guidance from Provincial and Public Health Officials.

Over the past couple of months, the Town took measures to alter service...

OCPC consents to application to disband Orangeville Police Service

Posted on Monday, May 25, 2020 12:00 AM

The Ontario Civilian Police Commission (OCPC) has approved the application to disband the Orangeville Police Service. The consent of the OCPC is required under the Police Services Act.

This follows the December 2, 2019 acceptance of an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) costing proposal by Orangeville Council.

The Town of Orangeville submitted an application to the commission on March 5, 2020 requesting the disbandment of the Orangeville Police Service as Orangeville intends to enter into an agreement...

Library launches curbside pick-up service

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2020 12:00 AM

The Orangeville Public Library will offer curbside pick-up service, by appointment, effective Monday, May 25. Library customers can reserve items through the online catalogue or library app, by emailing or by calling or 519-941-0610 -- and then collect their materials through a curbside pick-up service offered Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular loan periods apply.

The library has designed a contactless system to provide materials to clients. All materials, once...

Orangeville reopens some outdoor recreation amenities on May 21

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 12:00 AM

On May 19, the Ontario government announced the immediate reopening of a number of outdoor recreational amenities as part of the first stage of its plan to reopen the province.

The Town of Orangeville will reopen some outdoor public recreation amenities for casual, informal use, effective Thursday, May 21. Use of these amenities is subject to the recommendations below being followed. Group bookings of these amenities cannot be made at this time. The recreation amenities to reopen include the following:


Library is actively planning for curbside pick-up

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:00 AM

The Government of Ontario has announced “A Framework for Reopening our Province: Stage 1”, which lists businesses and services that can resume service as of Tuesday, May 19. Libraries were included in this list for curbside pick-up.

The safety of staff and library members is the Town’s top priority. To follow provincial safety guidelines, appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the staff and detailed procedures need to be in place before the Orangeville Public Library can provide this...

Seed Library re-opens as self-serve porch pick-up

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:00 AM

With the promise of warmer weather on the way, many gardeners are itching to dig in the dirt and get planting. Plus the pandemic has renewed interest in homegrown food. The Orangeville Seed Library, usually available at the Mill Street branch of the Orangeville Public Library, is re-opening with a new model.

This season the seed library will be available by self-serve, porch pick-up at 38 McCarthy Street (behind Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre, between Matthew and Clara Streets). The seed library...

Town of Orangeville commits to development of Tourism Strategy

Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2020 12:00 AM

Resulting plan set to position the Town for COVID-19 recovery in the short-term, while addressing long-term opportunities

The Town of Orangeville has begun the process of developing a five-year Tourism Strategy & Action Plan which will incorporate COVID-19 recovery measures, as a way to determine important next steps for the community’s short- and long-term economic development.   

The creation of this Strategy & Action Plan follows the findings of the 2018 Orangeville Economic...

Decision made on new transfer point for Orangeville Transit

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:00 AM

The Orangeville Transit Task Force made its final recommendations to Orangeville Council this week, with the most significant being the location of a new transfer point. After years of review, Council voted 5-2 to establish a transfer point for Orangeville Transit buses on both sides of Broadway, between First Street and John Street. The task force was formed in 2019 to review and make recommendations to Council regarding transit operations.

Following the Town of Orangeville Transit Optimization Study...